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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.
5-year trade
Canada - Egypt
Year Exports Imports
2009 $639,358,104 $114,182,654
2010 $628,347,639 $298,171,784
2011 $711,330,988 $449,838,467
2012 $450,504,521 $521,955,933
2013 $493,632,070 $622,236,898
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Egypt
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $19,308,535 $51,299
02 Veg. Prod. $172,998,200 $6,392,158
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $18,482
04 Food Prod. $2,224,387 $10,549,670
05 Mineral Prod. $2,187,059 $54,267
06 Chemical Prod. $8,611,791 $1,054,336
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,326,195 $4,295,968
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $131,770 $13,504
09 Wood Prod. $3,272,497 $133,343
10 Paper Prod. $24,421,490 $510,354
11 Textiles Prod. $1,099,774 $52,603,169
12 Dress Access. $104,534 $57,740
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $357,814 $483,413
14 Precious Metals/stones $4,593 $540,640,506
15 Base Metal Prod. $194,144,388 $3,188,351
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $41,840,056 $252,357
17 Vehicles and Equip. $6,290,357 $371,866
18 Specialized Inst. $8,347,911 $52,731
19 Arms & Ammunition $40,522 $306
20 Misc. Articles $907,323 $1,285,395
21 Antiques $ $220,828

Capital: Cairo (Al-Qahirah)
Population (million): 84.15
Total Area: 1,001,450km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6.64 Pounds (EGP) (2013)
National Holiday: 23 July, National Day
Language(s): Arabic


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential / Parliamentary system

Type of Government:
Elected government

Head of State:
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Head of Government:
Prime Minister (Interim) Ibrahim Mahlab

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Sameh Shoukry
Foreign Trade and Industry: Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour
Finance: Hany Kadry Dimian

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 held in May 2014. Parliamentary: Next in fall 2014.


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Egypt Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 279.41 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 3320.38 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.1 2.01
Inflation: (%) 6.92 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 13 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $493,632,070
Canadian imports from country: $622,236,898
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Egypt: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Motaz Zahran

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David Drake


August 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-18