Egypt: Retail Foods

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   EG2021-0012

Egypt imported some $3.2 billion worth of consumer-oriented products in 2020. This is a 3 percent increase of the 2019 imports value of $3.1 billion. The United States was the fourth largest exporter to Egypt with approximately $199 million in exports accounting for roughly 6 percent market share. This represents a 16 percent increase over 2019 export value of $172 million. The Egyptian retail food sector continues to be dominated by traditional grocery stores, however, supermarket chains, convenience stores, and online retailing platforms are growing in number and popularity. U.S.-origin food exports to Egypt face competition from European, Middle Eastern, and increasingly African-origin exports. Free trade agreements, shipping proximity and lower production costs often provides exporters in these countries an advantage over U.S.-origin food products.

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