Egypt

The United States exported nearly $1.9 billion of food and agricultural products to Egypt in fiscal year 2014. Top products included corn, soybeans, beef, and dairy. In fact, U.S. dairy exports to Egypt reached a record $149 million in 2014, up more than 17 percent from the previous record, set in 2013. Long-term prospects in Egypt remain good, but the country’s economic situation is negatively affecting short-term growth.

Barriers to the entry of U.S. food and agricultural products are often significant, particularly for those of animal origin. Best prospects for U.S. exporters beyond the bulk commodities are dairy products, edible fish and seafood. Political and economic uncertainty has dampened Egyptian demand for U.S. consumer-oriented products, at least in the short term.

The FAS regional office in Cairo covers Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, as well as Egypt.

Data & Analysis

August 12, 2015
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in oilseeds.
August 12, 2015
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grains.
August 12, 2015
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
August 11, 2015
Despite a directive stopping the issuance of cotton import licenses being overturned; Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation refuses to issue import permits for any imported cotton...