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To what extent would improved financing boost retail sales for new automobiles?

With a population of close to 90m, Egypt is the biggest consumer market in the MENA region and one of the largest emerging markets in the world. While average incomes are still fairly low – Egypt’s GDP per capita, according to the World Bank, reached $3314 in 2013 – the country presents a huge opportunity for manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs). FMCGs encompass...

The most populous country in the MENA region has not only its second-biggest economy, but also one of its most diversified. The manufacturing industry is a central part of Egypt’s economic engine, producing goods for the huge domestic market and for export across the world. The sector was affected by the difficult post-revolution years, which slowed domestic market demand...

Heavy industry has been one of Egypt’s traditional stalwart sectors, with a lineage dating back decades and several large capacity facilities, and nowhere is this more evident than in steel. Egypt produced 6.8m tonnes of steel in 2013, up from 6.6m tonnes in 2012 and 6.5m tonnes in 2011, and nudging it up to the word’s 23rd biggest steel producer, from 24th and overtaking the...

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Egypt 2014

The manufacturing industry is a central part of Egypt’s economic engine, producing goods for the huge domestic market and for export across the world. Manufacturing industries accounted for 15.6% of GDP in the fiscal year 2013 (July 2012-June 2013). The sector was affected by the difficult post-revolution period, but as of 2014 the outlook seemed more positive. The sector’s recovery has been...

Muted levels of construction activity since the 2011 revolution, combined with constraints on electricity supply, has stifled operating conditions for Egypt’s cement producers, though new projects scheduled to launch in the second half of 2014 could provide a helpful boost to the segment, recently buoyed by the successful IPO of Arabian Cement.