Fact Sheet

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Egypt

Official Title:
The Arab Republic of Egypt


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Egypt
Year Exports Imports
2011 $711,330,988 $449,838,467
2012 $450,504,521 $521,953,253
2013 $493,632,070 $622,248,483
2014 $464,084,744 $618,825,821
2015 $428,007,059 $741,163,016
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Egypt
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $23,516,114 $212,883
02 Veg. Prod. $147,690,142 $7,733,699
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $6,336 $30,361
04 Food Prod. $3,495,319 $10,549,171
05 Mineral Prod. $24,615,363 $3,556,496
06 Chemical Prod. $16,081,276 $3,658,642
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,780,512 $956,730
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $803,971 $61,523
09 Wood Prod. $4,408,417 $305,365
10 Paper Prod. $23,251,669 $441,471
11 Textiles Prod. $2,375,611 $58,750,665
12 Dress Access. $691,107 $206,332
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $311,008 $1,485,443
14 Precious Metals/stones $80,270 $649,252,193
15 Base Metal Prod. $28,301,668 $1,133,563
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $72,643,188 $182,906
17 Vehicles and Equip. $50,455,570 $356,147
18 Specialized Inst. $19,777,672 $27,635
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,789,030 $
20 Misc. Articles $1,132,979 $2,032,663
21 Antiques $ $193,904

Capital: Cairo (Al-Qahirah)
Population (million): 88.434
Total Area: 1,001,450km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6.02 Pounds (EGP) (2015 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 23 July, National Day
Language(s): Arabic


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential / Parliamentary system, sworn in in January 2016

Type of Government:
Elected government

Head of State:
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Sherif Ismail

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Sameh Shoukry
Foreign Trade and Industry: Tarek Qabil
Finance: Amr El-Garhy

Main Political Parties:
Constitution Party, Egyptian Social Democratic Party, Free Egypt Party, Al Nour, Egyptian Bloc, Al Wafd, Al Wasat, Revolution Continues Coalition, Arab Democratic Nasserist Party, Justice Party

Elections:
Presidential: Last in May 2014. Parliamentary: last in fall 2014.


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Egypt Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 422.95 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 4782.7 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.19 1.18
Inflation: (%) 11 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 12.88 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $428,007,059
Canadian imports from country: $741,163,016
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Egypt: $-27 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Motaz Zahran

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-Designate Troy Lulashnyk


July 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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