Egypt

Close to Europe, a far-reaching range of products

Food and natural ingredients – Egypt has a lot to offer to the European market. Its proximity to Europe and well-functioning logistics are important advantages for the import of Egyptian products.

The Import Promotion Desk has therefore chosen Egypt as one of its partner countries and will set you up with carefully selected and tested suppliers.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM EGYPT:

Fresh fruit and vegetables both conventional and organically grown: 

  • strawberries,  pomegranate, mangoes, melons, tomatoes, grapes, citrus fruits,
  • onions, beans, dates, fresh herbs etc.

Natural ingredients for food both conventional and organically grown:

  • dried herbs, spices and seeds, e.g. basil, chamomile, mint, nigella seeds, peppermint, senna
  • fatty oils such as black cumin seed oil, sesame seed oil
  • processed fruit and vegetables such as strawberries, mangoes, olives etc.
  • individual quick frozen (IQF) products, e.g. broccoli, artichokes, green beans

Natural ingredients for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics:

  • plant extracts
  • essential oils, e.g. geranium or jasmine oil.

Get in touch with us. We connect you to the right exporters. 

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BULLETIN BOARD "EGYPT"

Events

Trade fair in Cologne // 05.10. - 09.10.2019
 
Trade fair in Cologne // 05.10. - 09.10.2019

Anuga 2019

Benefit from our services for importers at the world's largest trade fair for food and beverages!

We will introduce you to carefully checked producers from selected developing and emerging countries. From dried herbs and frozen fruit and vegetables to oils and teas - our partner companies bring a wide and high-quality range of products to Europe.

Get to know innovative products and check the producers and the quality of their products!
We will provide you with detailed information about the producers in the run-up to Anuga. And at the trade fair we will connect you directly with these reliable suppliers.

All exporters have been visited and carefully evaluated by IPD in advance. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications were taken into account. The suppliers are familiar with the requirements of the EU market and prepared for export.

Our pre-selection of companies will save you time and reduce your risk of making a wrong decision when choosing your new business partners.

We connect you with reliable suppliers.
Take advantage of Anuga for individual meetings.

Further information on IPD exporters and their product range will be available here in September.
If you have any questions beforehand, please contact us:

Tabea Mack

www.anuga.de

Trade fair in Madird // 22.10. - 24.10.2019
 
Trade fair in Madird // 22.10. - 24.10.2019

Fruit Attraction 2019

New exporters of fresh fruit and vegetables from the partner countries

Fruit Attraction 2019 – one of the leading trade fairs of the fruit and vegetable sector

More than 1,600 exhibitors and 70,000 experts from 120 countries will meet again this year in Madrid.

IPD will present carefully selected and tested producers, e.g. from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador and Peru.

The companies will offer a wide range of products, for example:

  • Granadillas, mangoes, papayas, pomegranates
  • Avocados, physalis, strawberries, grapes and dates
  • Sweet potatoes, peas, beans, mangetout, tomatoes, onions etc.

All exporters have been thoroughly evaluated by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications have been considered. The exporters are familiar with the requirements of the EU market and prepared for the export.

A detailed overview of the companies and all products can be found here from September.

For further information or questions please contact us:

Linda Mense

www.fruitattraction.com

Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019
 
Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019

Benefit from FiE to make new business contacts.
Meet reliable suppliers.
Find out about innovative ingredients. 

At Europe's most important trade fair for natural ingredients, IPD will once again be presenting specialities from selected partner countries, including Egypt, Ethiopia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, or Tunisia.

Our exporters will bring a wide range of high-quality products to the trade fair. We will provide you with direct contact to these carefully selected suppliers.

All exporters have been visited and evaluated carefully by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications have been considered.

We connect you with reliable suppliers.
Take advantage of the FiE fair for individual meetings.

Detailed information on the exporters and their products will be available here in October.

For further informationen please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

www.figlobal.com

News

Bonn/ Nuremberg // 22.01.2019
 
Bonn/ Nuremberg // 22.01.2019

BIOFACH 2019: Exotic herbs, spices and oils

Import Promotion Desk supports organic producers from developing and emerging countries

Bonn/Berlin, 22.01.2019 – Coriander and Sesame oil from Egypt, cinnamon and coconut oil from Indonesia, ginger and Jatamansi oil from Nepal – the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) brings a wide range of exotic herbs, spices and oils to BIOFACH 2019. Around 40 companies from 12 countries will showcase their diverse range of organic products at the world´s largest trade fair for organic food with the support of the German partner of im-port promotion, which takes place from 13 to 16 February in Nuremberg. The products include herbs, spices and teas, essential and cold-pressed oils. In addition, the exporters will be presenting the regional specialties in organic quality at the joint stand shared by the IPD with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Stand 4 | 4-561) and at the respective national pavilions.

 
Berlin // 21.01.2019

Fruit Logistica 2019: Diversity of berries from Ethiopia

The Import Promotion Desk brings exporters from seven developing and emerging countries to the international trade fair for fruit and vegetables.

Bonn/Berlin, 21.01.2019 – Strawberries and blueberries are highlights at the country stand of Ethiopia (Stand 26 | F‐28) at this year's Fruit Logistica, which takes place from 6 to 8 February 2019 in Berlin. The exhibitors from Ethiopia bring a wide range of berries to the fair, including San Andreas, Sweet Ann and Montery Strawberries. Due to the climate conditions, berries in Ethiopia can be cultivated in Ethiopia all year round in high quality. Other products such as beans, physalis, prickly pears and sugar snap are also exhibited by the companies from the African hinterland at the Ethiopian Horticulture Producers Exporters Association (EHPEA) stand, organized with the support of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD). The German partner for import promotion also presents exporters from Egypt, Ecuador, Colombia, Mozambique, Peru and Tunisia and a wide range of regional products.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 04.10.2018

SIAL 2018: Product diversity from Ethiopia

Import Promotion Desk presents specialities from emerging markets and developing countries at the international food exhibition

Bonn/Berlin (Germany), 4 October 2018 – With “Worldwide Sourcing for Europe” as its motto, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) together with the “Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries” (CBI), an import promotion programme from the Netherlands, will present regional producers from emerging markets and developing countries at SIAL. The exhibition, the leading food exhibition, will take place from 21 to 25 October 2018 in Paris.
26 exporters from Egypt, Ethiopia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru, Tunisia, and Mozambique will offer a wide product range of regional specialities. A special focus at the IPD exhibition stand will be on the IPD partner nation Ethiopia: teff and spices, beans and pulses, seeds and oilseed – the Ethiopian companies demonstrate the product diversity of this African country.

Success stories

 
Success Story

The IPD supports German importers in their search for super fruits

Klaus Böcker GmbH is an importer of exotic fruit products. Its portfolio comprises fruit juice, paste and concentrate from more than 500 kinds of fruit in more than 500 specifications. To continually expand its range of products, the company is always on the look-out for new suppliers. For this reason, Klaus Böcker GmbH turned to the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) – and made a catch: The IPD provided the German importer with a new trade partner in Egypt.

Facts & Figures

Basic Data

Official Name:Arab Republic of Egypt (Gumhuriyyat Misr al-Arabiyya)
Government  type:Republic
Head of state:Abdelfattah Al-Sisi (President)
Commercial languages:Arabic, English, French
Time difference:CET +1
Currency:Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Prefix number:+20
Area:1 million km²
Population:92.3 million (2017, estimate)
Capital:Cairo
Largest cities and agglomerations:Cairo (al-Qahira, incl. commuting area: over 20 million inhabitants), Alexandria (Al-Iskandariyah, 3 million), Giza (Al-Jizah, 2,2 million)
Most important exhibition centres:Cairo
Largest airports:Cairo, Alexandria, Borg El Arab, Luxor
Ports:Alexandria, Dekhaila, Damietta/Edku
 

Economic Data

GDP 2016: 2.708 billion ägypt£ 
2017: 3.473 billion ägypt£ (estimate) 
2018: 4.403 billion Mrd. ägypt£ (forecast)
GDP per capita 2016: 30.026 ägypt£
2017: 37.636 ägypt£ (estimate) 
2018: 46.648 ägypt£ (forecast)
Economic growth 2016: 4,3 % 
2017: 4,1 % (estimate) 
2018: 4,5 % (forecast)
Inflation rate
2016: 10,2 % 
2017: 23,5 % (estimate) 
2018: 21,3 % (forecast)
Exchange rate 1 Euro = 21,9 ägypt£
1 US$ = 17,7 ägypt£
(effective: April 2018)
Membership in regional Organizations Arab Common Market, Nile Basin Initiative, OAPEC, WTO
Credit rating
March 2016: Rank 104
Creditworthiness index: 32,1
Most important industries
Mining, trade, service industry, tourism, agriculture, forstry, fish and seafood
 

Trade Data


Export

 
Volumes2015: 22.0 billion US$ 
2016: 22.5 billion US$
Most important trade partnersItaly, Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey
Products und merchandise groupPetroleum; chemicals; food products


Import

 
Volumes2015: 74,4 billion US$ 
2016: 58.1 billion US$
Most important trade partnersChina, Germany, USA, Kuwait, Italy
Products und commodity groupsFood products, chemicals; petroleum; machinery
 
 
 
Data source: iXPOS, Federal Foreign Office, AUMA, Germany Trade & Invest – All information is supplied without guarantee.

 

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