Top Egypt Imports from the World
In 2016, Egypt bought US$58.1 billion worth of imported products down by -16.9% since 2012 and down by -21.9% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Egypt Imports from China

China's exports to Egypt amounted to
$7.6 billion or 13% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  3. Machinery: $465.5 million
  4. Vehicles: $399.7 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $378.3 million
  6. Iron and steel: $359 million
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $333.7 million
  8. Plastics: $322.7 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $253.3 million
10. Manmade filaments: $248.1 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Egypt amounted to
$5.1 billion or 8.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $968.5 million
  2. Vehicles: $833.4 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $766.8 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $532.9 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $366.7 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $261.6 million
  7. Plastics: $214.4 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $213 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $151.6 million
10. Paper: $71.6 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from the US

America's exports to Egypt amounted to
$3.1 billion or 5.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $471.6 million
  2. Iron or steel products: $383.7 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $188.8 million
  4. Plastics: $187.5 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $185.1 million
  6. Cereal, milk preparations: $177.6 million
  7. Food waste, animal fodder: $175.6 million
  8. Meat: $158.8 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $112.7 million
10. Other chemical goods: $108.3 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Egypt amounted to
$2.6 billion or 4.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $825.1 million
  2. Iron or steel products: $424 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $175.8 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $142.2 million
  5. Plastics: $131.3 million
  6. Fruits, nuts: $130.5 million
  7. Vehicles: $91.1 million
  8. Iron and steel: $78.7 million
  9. Paper: $66.3 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $55.6 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to Egypt amounted to
$2.5 billion or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $497.4 million
  2. Iron and steel: $426.3 million
  3. Machinery: $159.2 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $140.2 million
  5. Vehicles: $139.6 million
  6. Paper: $116.2 million
  7. Plastics: $113.3 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $94.4 million
  9. Rubber: $62 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $49.7 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to Egypt amounted to
$2.4 billion or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.3 billion
  2. Plastics: $561.7 million
  3. Paper: $90.6 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $71.5 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $52.5 million
  6. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $32.6 million
  7. Other base metal goods: $32 million
  8. Felt, yarn, twine, cordage: $31.5 million
  9. Aluminum: $30.5 million
10. Electronic equipment: $24.3 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Egypt amounted to
$2.2 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Cereal, milk preparations: $791.5 million
  2. Iron and steel: $423.4 million
  3. Wood: $412.8 million
  4. Copper: $120.8 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $119.9 million
  6. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $81.5 million
  7. Vehicles: $42.5 million
  8. Paper: $37 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $28.4 million
10. Tobacco: $23.6 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Ukraine

Ukraine's exports to Egypt amounted to
$2.2 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron and steel: $828.5 million
  2. Cereal, milk preparations: $808.8 million
  3. Oil seed: $287.9 million
  4. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $53.6 million
  5. Tobacco: $35 million
  6. Sugar: $28.7 million
  7. Meat: $20.5 million
  8. Live animals: $17.3 million
  9. Food waste, animal fodder: $11.5 million
10. Iron or steel products: $11 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Egypt amounted to
$4.8 million or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron and steel: $1.1 million
  2. Plastics: $883,000
  3. Machinery: $850,000
  4. Electronic equipment: $766,000
  5. Organic chemicals: $342,000
  6. Vehicles: $242,000
  7. Iron or steel products: $192,000
  8. Rubber: $120,000
  9. Books, newspapers, pictures: $68,000
10. Medical, technical equipment: $56,000
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Egypt amounted to
$1.9 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Ships, boats: $448.7 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $323.3 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $172.2 million
  4. Vehicles: $149.2 million
  5. Copper: $133.8 million
  6. Machinery: $98.5 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $51.2 million
  8. Iron and steel: $50.4 million
  9. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $46.4 million
10. Plastics: $36.3 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from India

India's exports to Egypt amounted to
$1.8 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Meat: $416.3 million
  2. Vehicles: $278.7 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $140.4 million
  4. Cotton: $130.8 million
  5. Machinery: $109.9 million
  6. Plastics: $103.8 million
  7. Manmade filaments: $52.5 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $44.4 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $43.6 million
10. Machinery: $36.2 million
Fastest-Growing Egyptian Imports 2016
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis