Egypt

Infographic showing U.S. agricultural trade with Egypt in 2019

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.

More information from the 2019 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

Data & Analysis

July 23, 2020
This biannual report, published in January and July, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in citrus.
July 22, 2020
The 2019 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook provides a statistical summary of U.S. agricultural commodity exports to the world and the United States’ primary trading partners.
July 16, 2020
Egypt imported some $2.9 billion worth of consumer-oriented products in 2019. This is a 16 percent increase of the 2018 imports value of $2.5 billion.
July 16, 2020
On June 3, 2020, Egypt's Ministry of Trade and Industry issued a decree to temporarily ban sugar imports, including refined and raw sugar.