Top Egypt Imports from the World
In 2017, Egypt bought US$66.3 billion worth of imported products down by -0.5% since 2013 but up by 14.3% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Egypt Imports from China

China's exports to Egypt amounted to
$8.1 billion or 12.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  3. Man-made filaments: $603.1 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $382 million
  5. Man-made staple fibers: $378.7 million
  6. Plastics: $371.6 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $293.3 million
  8. Iron and steel: $275.4 million
  9. Vehicles: $272.6 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $221 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Egypt amounted to
$4.5 billion or 6.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $869.3 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $622.8 million
  3. Vehicles: $611.2 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $483.3 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $282.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $234.5 million
  7. Plastics: $224.7 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $189 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $153.1 million
10. Paper: $78 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Egypt amounted to
$4.2 billion or 6.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.1 billion
  3. Iron or steel products: $597 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $286.2 million
  5. Plastics: $136.5 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $115.6 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $91.5 million
  8. Iron and steel: $86 million
  9. Fruits, nuts: $77 million
10. Paper: $71.1 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's exports to Egypt amounted to
$4.1 billion or 6.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.9 billion
  2. Plastics: $762.7 million
  3. Paper: $77 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $65.5 million
  5. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $44.5 million
  6. Aluminum: $43.7 million
  7. Other base metal goods: $37.9 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $36.8 million
  9. Felt, yarn, twine, cordage: $31.5 million
10. Machinery: $28.6 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from the US

America's exports to Egypt amounted to
$3.9 billion or 5.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $499.3 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $410.5 million
  3. Oil seed: $396.7 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $363.9 million
  5. Meat: $250 million
  6. Plastics: $242.5 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $208.1 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $148.1 million
  9. Food waste, animal fodder: $143.2 million
10. Other chemical goods: $128.2 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Egypt amounted to
$3.6 billion or 5.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Cereals: $1.6 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $636.5 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $436.9 million
  4. Wood: $359.3 million
  5. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $194.8 million
  6. Copper: $86.9 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $50.9 million
  8. Tobacco: $50.6 million
  9. Paper: $29.5 million
10. Ores, slag, ash: $27.8 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Egypt amounted to
$2.7 billion or 4.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Meat: $882.2 million
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $454.2 million
  3. Sugar: $450.9 million
  4. Cereals: $436.3 million
  5. Fish: $98.5 million
  6. Iron and steel: $56.8 million
  7. Woodpulp: $52.6 million
  8. Oil seed: $45.2 million
  9. Live animals: $41 million
10. Machinery: $29.6 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from India

India's exports to Egypt amounted to
$2.3 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $416.5 million
  2. Meat: $328.7 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $162.7 million
  4. Vehicles: $157.3 million
  5. Machinery: $146 million
  6. Cotton: $145.1 million
  7. Plastics: $125.2 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $80.5 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $78.7 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $67 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Ukraine

Ukraine's exports to Egypt amounted to
$2.3 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Cereals: $1.1 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $746.1 million
  3. Oil seed: $215 million
  4. Tobacco: $71.2 million
  5. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $60.5 million
  6. Food waste, animal fodder: $26.1 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $16.7 million
  8. Dairy, eggs, honey: $11.5 million
  9. Meat: $7.9 million
10. Iron or steel products: $6.6 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to Egypt amounted to
$2.1 billion or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron and steel: $233.3 million
  2. Iron or steel products: $216.8 million
  3. Machinery: $209.9 million
  4. Vehicles: $140 million
  5. Plastics: $121.5 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $117.1 million
  7. Paper: $110.2 million
  8. Cotton: $67 million
  9. Aluminum: $64.7 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $63.7 million
Top 10 Egypt Imports from South Korea

South Korea's exports to Egypt amounted to
$1.8 billion or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $365.3 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $336.2 million
  3. Machinery: $205.9 million
  4. Plastics: $200.8 million
  5. Iron and steel: $119.2 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $72.8 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $66 million
  8. Cereals: $55.6 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $38.8 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $33.5 million
Fastest-Growing Egyptian Imports 2017
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