Industry & Retail

Egypt Industry & Retail

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 economic policies throughout 2017 may have placed a limitation on individual purchasing power in the short term, the expectation that inflation rates will stabilise and investment will increase on the back of business-friendly reforms should see the retail sector maintain a positive growth trajectory in the medium to long term.

This chapter contains an interview with Tarek Kabil, Minister of Industry and Trade.

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Egypt sees local production and export growth
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The Report

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Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Tarek Kabil, Minister of Trade and Industry
Tarek Kabil, Minister of Trade and Industry: Interview