Egypt Industry Articles & Analysis

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Egypt’s construction sector continues apace, and cement production levels have been largely sustained to support ongoing infrastructure, commercial and residential projects. Despite challenges, the cement industry – the 12th largest in the world in 2016, according to international bank HSBC – is set to maintain this growth trend in the coming...

 

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Since the late 2000s energy production has lagged behind consumption, and a shortage of natural gas has left industrial customers scrambling for solutions. Growth in upstream production failed to keep up with downstream demand, with both oil and gas production falling below historical highs. However, as new upstream discoveries have come on-...

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.

Several major multinational manufacturers have announced plans to expand production in Egypt and use the country as a regional manufacturing base on the back of an improving macroeconomic outlook.

 

Sourcing natural gas is one of the chief obstacles for Egypt’s heavy industries, as shortages have persisted since 2014 (see Energy chapter). Gas is sold through the state-owned Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), which has prioritised supply to the power sector and residential consumers. This has left industrial buyers facing...