In 2019, Egypt was the 15th largest destination for U.S. agricultural exports, which totaled $1.6 billion, an 18 percent decrease from 2018. The United States is expected to be the fourth largest agricultural supplier to Egypt with 11 percent market share, just behind the European Union (EU) with 16 percent and Brazil with 13 percent. Exporters from the United States face competition from the EU member states which have a geographical advantage, lower shipping rates and a free trade agreement which provides preferential tariffs to EU-origin products. The largest export growth for the United States was seen in wheat and dairy products, up $161 million and $15 million, respectively. Additionally, increases in exports of beef & beef products, tree nuts, and live animals were up $10 million, $9 million, and $5 million, respectively. Exports of corn were down by more than $320 million. Exports of soybeans, cotton, and tobacco were down $168 million, $24 million, and $16 million, respectively.