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
2012 $450,504,521 $521,953,253
2013 $493,632,070 $622,248,483
2014 $464,084,601 $618,823,363
2015 $428,007,059 $741,170,273
2016 $331,990,115 $1,032,885,986
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Egypt
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $25,090,158 $109,520
02 Veg. Prod. $89,672,382 $11,559,465
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $5,295,574 $39,582
04 Food Prod. $3,650,635 $19,019,202
05 Mineral Prod. $50,982,130 $4,966,873
06 Chemical Prod. $24,142,954 $2,586,334
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,023,578 $1,479,737
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $209,780 $42,316
09 Wood Prod. $2,337,149 $569,027
10 Paper Prod. $28,656,109 $420,973
11 Textiles Prod. $1,220,070 $63,778,753
12 Dress Access. $171,082 $75,094
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $187,822 $1,310,200
14 Precious Metals/stones $18,697 $922,423,924
15 Base Metal Prod. $10,123,453 $631,312
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $64,835,935 $1,015,673
17 Vehicles and Equip. $7,588,270 $447,590
18 Specialized Inst. $8,314,975 $39,747
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,749,490 $
20 Misc. Articles $2,113,856 $2,092,503
21 Antiques $ $226,531

Capital: Cairo (Al-Qahirah)
Population (million): 89.00
Total Area: 1,001,450km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 7.54035 Pounds (EGP) (2016 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 23 July, National Day
Language(s): Arabic


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential / Parliamentary system

Type of Government:
Elected government, sworn in in January 2016.

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) 423.28 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 4,755.96 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.2 1.08
Inflation: (%) 10.99 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 12.86 6.89

Product Trade and investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $331,990,115
Canadian imports from country: $1,032,885,986
FDI in Canada: $ million (2015)
CDI in Egypt: $(27) million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Motaz Zahran

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Troy Lulashnyk


February 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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