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

November 19, 2015
This biannual report, published in May and November, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in sugar.
November 17, 2015
Egypt’s food processing is a very dynamic sector, averaging a compound annual growth rate of 12 percent in the last 5 years.
November 10, 2015
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
November 10, 2015
MY 2015/16 wheat imports are forecast at 11.5 million metric tons (MMT) in line with USDA’s official estimate.