Egypt - April 2017

USDA’s next Agricultural Trade Mission – to Cairo, Egypt, April 2-6, 2017 – will position U.S. companies to grow their food and agricultural exports to not only Egypt, but to Algeria and Jordan as well. Participants will connect with potential customers and learn first-hand about the local market conditions and business environments, positioning themselves to enter or expand their presence in these key markets.

In 2016, Egypt, Algeria, and Jordan imported nearly $1.4 billion in food and agricultural products from the United States. Egypt was a $807 million market, with top products including corn, soybeans, and beef. Algeria’s imports from the United States totaled $277 million in 2016, led by corn, wheat, and tree nuts (mainly almonds). Jordan’s imports totaled more than $279 million, led by rice, wheat, and tree nuts (primarily almonds). 

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Data & Analysis

December 22, 2017
Egypt’s population of 97 million makes it the Arab world’s most populous country; its population is growing at 2.45 percent, adding 2 million Egyptian consumers yearly.
February 7, 2017
The report lists and describes certificates that should accompany food and agricultural products to Jordan. It also includes the purpose of each certificate and the governmental agency responsible.
January 30, 2017
This report is updated to include updates Egypt’s new import procedures for corn, soybeans, and wheat, which will come into force on January 1, 2017.
January 12, 2017
This report provides updated information for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products to Jordan. The report highlights best prospects for consumer-oriented food products.