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US$ 10.06mn
FDI inflows from April 2000 to March 2021

US$ 7,264.75mn

Bilateral trade value in 2021-2022

Overseas Indians living in Egypt

Concurrent Accreditation The Mission in Egypt also handles India's bilateral relations with the Arab League

US$ 37 million

Investments by Egyptian companies in India

Good Infrastructure

Egypt continues to invest in upgrades, more than US$15b in roads, electricity networks and irrigation projects. Cellular networks cover nearly 100% of Egypt's inhabited land

Good market access

through a strategic geographic location, and being the second largest signatory to multi-lateral trade agreements

Natural resources

Egypt possesses an abundance in natural resources that can easily meet the needs of agricultural, industrial and mining activities.

India's Exports and Imports to Egypt

Dated: 24/01/2023
Values in US $ Millions

Country / Region:  EGYPT A RP

S.No. \Year 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
1. EXPORT 2,392.34 2,886.39 2,504.23 2,264.37 3,743.92
2. %Growth 20.65 -13.24 -9.58 65.34
3. India’s Total Export 303,526.16 330,078.09 313,361.04 291,808.48 422,004.40
4. %Growth 8.75 -5.06 -6.88 44.62
5. %Share 0.79 0.87 0.80 0.78 0.89
6. IMPORT 1,292.93 1,677.82 2,031.38 1,892.40 3,520.83
7. %Growth 29.77 21.07 -6.84 86.05
8. India’s Total Import 465,580.99 514,078.42 474,709.28 394,435.88 613,052.05
9. %Growth 10.42 -7.66 -16.91 55.43
10. %Share 0.28 0.33 0.43 0.48 0.57
11. TOTAL TRADE 3,685.27 4,564.22 4,535.61 4,156.77 7,264.75
12. %Growth 23.85 -0.63 -8.35 74.77
13. India’s Total Trade 769,107.15 844,156.51 788,070.32 686,244.36 1,035,056.45
14. %Growth 9.76 -6.64 -12.92 50.83
15. %Share 0.48 0.54 0.58 0.61 0.70
16. TRADE BALANCE 1,099.40 1,208.57 472.86 371.98 223.09
17. India’s Trade Balance -162,054.83 -184,000.33 -161,348.24 -102,627.40 -191,047.65

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Agricultural exports

    Livers of bovine animals, frozen (020622)
    Meat of bovine animals, frozen, boneless (020230)
    Meat of fowls of species Gallus domesticus, not cut in pieces, frozen (020712)


    Maize (corn), other than seed (100590)


    Butter (040510)
    Cheese (excl. of 0406.10-0406.40) (040690)
    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, fat content by wt. not >1.5% (040210)
    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, unsweetened, fat content by wt. >1 … (040221)


    Apples, fresh (080810)
    Seed potatoes, fresh/chilled (070110)


    Broad beans (Vicia faba var. major) & horse beans (Vicia faba var. equina/v … (071350)


    Lentils, dried, shelled, whether or not skinned/split (071340)


    Crustacean – Frozen, shrimps and prawns, excluding cold water varieties, in shell or not, smoked, cooked or notbefor or during smoking, in shell, cooked by steaming or boiling in water
    Fish – frozen mackerel (scomber scombrus, scomber australasics, scomber japonicus) excluding fillet, liver, roes and other fish meat
    Fish preparation – tunas, skipjack and atlantic bonito (sarda spp.) prepared or preserved, whole or in pieces (but not minced)
    Fish; frozen, herrings (Clupea harengus, clupea pallasii), excluding fillets, livers, roes and other fish meat
    Fish: frozen, of Bregmacerotide, Eulicthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae, Muraenolepididae, other than cod, haddoc, coalfish, hake,Alaska pollack, blue whitings, excluding fillets, livers, roes, other fish meat

Employment Opportunities

*Information subject to changes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Egypt’s growing economy and consumer base has attracted several multinational companies that employ foreign workers apart from their local workforce. Manufacturing, Education, Healthcare employ foreign workers. The famed tourism sector is also a major employer.

The Indian community in Egypt numbers at around 4,301, majority of whom are either employed with Indian companies or are professionals with various multinationals.

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    Public and private infrastructure building, maintenance

    Egypt’s construction sector has been buzzing with activity owing to several commercial and connectivity projects. Construction of civic infrastructure and connectivity projects has been supported by foreign workers at different levels in Egypt.

    Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban CommunitiesForeign Work Permits

    Tax, accounting, banking, insurance, audit and other financial services. Egypt’s financial services sector is growing rapidly to keep pace with the nation’s economic growth. Financial services in Egypt are supported by foreign workers at different capacities.

    Ministry of FinanceForeign Work Permits

    Doctors, nurses, radiologists, lab technicians

    Egypt is bolstering its healthcare sector with foreign and private resources and expertise. Egypt attracts large number of healthcare workers ranging from doctors to nurses and lab technicians.

    Egyptian Ministry of Health and PopulationForeign Work Permits

    Culinary, server, personalcare, hotel, tour and travel staffing. Egypt is one of the world’s leading tourism destinations with more than 10 million foreign tourists visiting the nation in 2018. The hospitality sector in Egypt, ranging from hotels to tourism to personal care, contributes heavily to the economy and employs large number of foreign workers. As per reports of World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), tourism sector make up more than 11% of Egypt’s GDP and the total employment in sector is expected to increase to 3.22 million by 2029 from current 2.48 million.

    Ministry of TourismForeign Work Permits

    Software, hardware, new technology in telecoms and communications

    The ICT industry make up more than 4% of Egypt’s GDP. The IT and ICT infrastructure in Egypt has been set up and is supported by foreign workers.

    Ministry of Communications and Information TechnologyForeign Work Permits

    Automobile to food products production

    The manufacturing sector contributed more than 16% of Egypt’s GDP in 2018, as per bank Audi.The manufacturing industry in Egypt, covering a range of products, draws foreign manpower.

    Ministry of Trade & IndustryForeign Work Permits

    Hydrocarbon production is one of the largest industrial activity in the country. Egypt’s proven hydrocarbon reserves stood at 3.3 billion barrels of oil & 62.8 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas at the end of 2017. Currently, more than 50 International Oil Companies (IOCs) are operating in Egypt.

    Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral ResourcesForeign Work Permits

    Egypt possesses an abundance of land, sunny weather and high wind speeds, making it a prime location for renewable energy sources. The renewable energy equipment market is potentially worth billions of dollars. Egypt intends to increase the supply of electricity generated from renewable sources to 20% by 2022 and 42% by 2035, with wind providing 14 percent, hydro power 2 percent, and solar 25 percent by 2035. The private sector is expected to deliver most of this capacity.

    New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) (Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy)Foreign Work Permits

    Public and private transport operations staffing

    Egypt is a maritime country located at the junction of three continents and has coasts running up to 2000 km on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea which has allowed global trade.

    Maritime Transport Sector (Ministry of Transport)Foreign Work Permits

    Faculty positions up to university

    With more than half the country’s population under the age of 25, the education sector is fast modernising itself to prepare workforce for the future. The education sector in Egypt, ranging from schools to universities draw foreign teaching staff from different disciplines.

    Ministry of Education & Technical EducationMinistry of Higher Education and Scientific ResearchForeign Work Permits

    Exports: 3,20,000 ton (yearly)


    Production: 1 million tons

    Reserve: 2 billion tons

    Export: 300,000 tons


    Production: 600,000 ounces

    Reserve: 600,000 tons

    Export: 15 tons


    Production: 9 million ton
    Reserve: 900 million ton


    Production: 3 million tons

    Reserve: 500 million ton

    Export: 2 million tons


    Production: 25,000 ton

    Export: 18,000 ton
    Reserve: 25,0000 ton

    World Mining Datawmc.org.pl

    Production: 2.52 trillion standard cubic feet (tscf)
    Reserve: 817 billion standard cubic feet (bscf)

    Export: 172.8 billion cubic feet (FY 2018-19)


    Export: Fertilizer – US$ 1.15 billion


    Production: 32,178,000 tons


    Production: 20 million tons

    Reserve: 1.2 billion tons

    Export: 13 million tons

    Production: 5 million tons

    Reserve: 1.5 billion

    Export: 3 million tons

    Production: 150,000 tons

    Export: 100,000 tons
    Reserve: 3 million tons


Priority Sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Egypt
  • Petroleum
  • Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbon
  • Natural Calcium Phosphates
  • Raw cotton
  • Coke & semi-coke
India's top export to Egypt
  • Meat
  • Light vessels & floating cranes
  • Petroleum
  • Cotton yarn
  • Motorcars

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