Egypt imports EGP 227.7 bn-worth of food staples in 2018
Egypt imported EGP 227.7 bn-worth of food products in 2018, according to a Customs Authority report cited by Youm7. Spending on vegetables totaled EGP 60.3 bn (26.3% of import spend) while EGP 42.3 bn (18.5%) was spent on wheat — Egypt’s biggest stand-alone import. EGP 27.7 bn was spent on meat imports (around 12% of imports). A large proportion of last year’s imports were staples subject to little or zero customs duties, the report noted, with no mention of last year’s figures or an annual percentage change.