Egypt Industry Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Egypt 2018

With a large consumer base, skilled labour force, strategic geographic location and a series of pro-business government efforts to streamline licensing and operations, Egypt’s industrial sector is an attractive proposition. While challenges remain, there are new local and export-focused opportunities for increased investment – particularly with the ongoing construction of a new capital. While...

As Egypt enters 2018, a newly liberalised local currency and the recent implementation of a much-anticipated investment framework have left the country well positioned for continued economic expansion: the IMF expects GDP growth to reach 4.5% in 2018 and accelerate to around 6% over the medium term.

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Egypt is expanding its automotive industry following a series of new developments aimed at boosting domestic production capacity.

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With a renewed focus on growing quality cotton crops (see Agriculture chapter), Egypt’s textiles industry is experiencing a revival. The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) points to textiles as one of the industries helping to shift Egypt’s trade balance in 2017, with exports increasing by around 12% and imports declining by 59%. Tarek Kabil...

 

Egypt’s large and growing urban middle class makes it an increasingly attractive market for producers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), from snacks to cosmetics, to household cleaning supplies. Despite budget constraints stemming from the economic reforms passed in 2017 (see Economy chapter), many companies are taking a longer-term view...

 

With a large consumer base, a skilled labour force, a strategic geographic location for trade, and a series of pro-business government efforts to streamline licensing and operations, there are a number of reasons to recommend Egypt as an industrial centre. While challenges remain, there are new local and export-focused opportunities for...