Egypt

U.S. Trade with Egypt in 2021

Export Market Rank
#13 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$2.1 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.88 Billion
Compound Average Growth
1% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Egypt in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybeans $1.42 Billion 2.84 Million $704.79 Million 93%
Corn $123.71 Million 506,007 $164.81 Million 103%
Dairy Products $103.98 Million 33,828 $70.03 Million 41%
Wheat $87.14 Million 177,769 $133.86 Million -62%
Beef & Beef Products $73.67 Million 49,875 $113.26 Million -66%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $55.64 Million 77,558 $90.89 Million -48%
Vegetable Oils (ex. soybean) $47.12 Million 30,667 $41.13 Million -9%
Distillers Grains $41.6 Million 181,257 $32.64 Million 42%
Tree Nuts $41.33 Million 7,834 $30.5 Million 47%
Forest Products $25.66 Million --- $27.5 Million -5%

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Data and Analysis

This report is an update to GAIN report number EG2022-0022. The report includes English translation of the National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) Decision of Board of Directors No. 6/2022 concerning the binding technical basis for maximum residue levels (MRLs) for chemical contaminants in food.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Egypt: Livestock and Products Annual

In 2022, the Egyptian government announced that feed costs increased by 40 to 45 percent. Beef prices also increased by 15 to 20 percent, discouraging per capita consumption. Prices are expected to continue increasing in response to the ongoing devaluation of the Egyptian pound and complex import procedures. Imports of Indian water buffalo increased to reach 150 thousand MT, while Brazilian beef imports are still limited.
Egypt requires a biosafety legal framework. Without one, the country cannot move forward in the area of agricultural biotechnology. The absence of a legal framework impedes field trials, as well as the commercial use of genetically engineered (GE) crops.

News and Features

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh administered the oath of office today to 14 USDA employees who will serve American agriculture internationally as members of the Foreign Service.
May 23, 2022
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Egypt

Private exporters reported sales of 130,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to Egypt during MY 2021/2022.
November 4, 2021
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Egypt

Private exporters reported sales of 100,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to Egypt during MY 2021/2022.

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