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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
2010 $628,347,639 $298,171,784
2011 $711,330,988 $449,838,467
2012 $450,504,521 $521,953,253
2013 $493,632,070 $622,236,725
2014 $464,084,744 $618,820,839
 
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Egypt
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $23,018,381 $194,756
02 Veg. Prod. $124,133,694 $7,600,117
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $29,223
04 Food Prod. $1,954,153 $10,814,437
05 Mineral Prod. $7,702,320 $173,600
06 Chemical Prod. $8,087,425 $14,147,616
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,566,439 $1,584,526
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $106,666 $38,202
09 Wood Prod. $4,320,784 $172,450
10 Paper Prod. $28,607,321 $455,199
11 Textiles Prod. $1,244,083 $54,007,036
12 Dress Access. $122,422 $147,566
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $351,898 $1,304,331
14 Precious Metals/stones $7,597 $519,736,998
15 Base Metal Prod. $142,017,916 $3,820,278
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $87,963,835 $1,101,054
17 Vehicles and Equip. $7,972,265 $332,234
18 Specialized Inst. $20,326,679 $41,529
19 Arms & Ammunition $151,555 $
20 Misc. Articles $1,351,027 $2,670,460
21 Antiques $2,689 $443,083

Capital: Cairo (Al-Qahirah)
Population (million): 86.7
Total Area: 1,001,450km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6.39 Pounds (EGP) (2014)
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 (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Egypt Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 316.36 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 3648.88 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.16 2.53
Inflation: (%) 10.1 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 13.37 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $464,084,744
Canadian imports from country: $618,820,839
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Egypt: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Motaz Zahran

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-Designate Troy Lulashnyk


July 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-18