Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) reports that the country’s exports to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) countries rose last May to reach $5.762 million, compared with $5.698m during same month in 2014.
The Agency shows in its monthly bulletin that imports to COMESA countries rose during May to reach $22.170m compared to $6.264m in the same period last year, Egypt-based Shorouk Newspaper reports.
The bulletin shows that exports to Zimbabwe rose during May 2015 to $1.495m compared with only $854,000 in May 2014.
The report adds that Egypt’s exports to Zambia declined during May this year to reach $881,400 compared with $1.302m in the same month of last year. Also, the value of exports to Mauritius declined during the same period to reach $1.087m, compared with $1.70m during the comparison period.
The report points out that Egyptian imports from Zambia rose last May to reach $21.432m compared to $5.059m in May 2014, while imports during the mentioned period from Malawi dropped to $594,800 compared to $729,000 in the same period.
Egypt’s imports from the rest of the COMESA countries declined in May 2015 to reach $143,000 compared to $475,000 in May 2014.
($1 = AED3.67, at the time of publishing)