2007 News Story

Egypt's trade with Arab states increases by 195 percent

Egyptian Ministry of Commerce reports that trade among Arab states and Egypt has increased by 195 percent.  In 2000, trade between the countries amounted to $2 billion and in 2006 the goods and services trade grew to $6.2 billion.


The Egyptian Ministry of Commerce also stated that five Arab states including: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Algeria, Syria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) contributed to the 71.5 percent of the trade exchange. Saudi Arabia traded goods totaling 28.3 percent, the most of all the contributing countries.