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 e.g. strawberries, beans, dates, fresh herbs, pomegranate, mangoes, melons, tomatoes, grapes, citrus fruit, onions
  • Natural ingredients for food both conventional and organically grown, e.g. spices, fatty oils as well as individual quick frozen (IQF) products
  • Natural ingredients for pharmaceuticals and cosmetics such as plant extracts and essential oils.

Especially attractive to German importers is an extensive product portfolio consisting of dried herbs, spices and seeds (e.g. basil, chamomile, mint, nigella seeds, peppermint, senna) as well as professional processing of various types of fruit and vegetables such as strawberries, mangoes, artichokes, olives and many more.

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BULLETIN BOARD "EGYPT"

Events

Trade Fair in Frankfurt // 28. - 30.11.2017
 
Trade Fair in Frankfurt // 28. - 30.11.2017

Food Ingredients Europe 2017

Are you looking for natural ingredients with great market potential?
Visit us at in Hall 11.0 Booth C91/C93.

 
The IPD presents 18 carefully selected, marketable companies from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia. In cooperation with the Swiss import support programme SIPPO and the Dutch CBI, the IPD is to introduce suppliers from South Africa and Pakistan for the first time in Frankfurt.

The product range is wide. High-quality oils such as Ethiopian black cumin oil, organic Sacha Inchi oil from Peru or the most exclusive prickly pear seed oil from Tunisia will be exhibited. In addition, Szechuan pepper from Nepal, dried organic herbs from Tunisia, Kyrgyz walnuts and South African medicinal plants such as the Cape Pelargonium and the natural additive guar gum flour from Pakistan and other innovative products can be found at FiE 2017.

We connect you with reliable exporters. All companies are familiar with the requirements of the European market. Individually selected according to your requirements, we arrange meetings with suitable suppliers for you. Save time and reduce your risk.

A detailed overview of the companies and products can be found here.
Make an appointment with the IPD team!

Please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

www.figlobal.com

Trade fair in Berlin // 08. – 10.02.2017
 
Trade fair in Berlin // 08. – 10.02.2017

Fruit Logistica 2018

Selected exporters of exotic fruit and vegetabels from our partner countries

The IPD will be on the Fruit Logistica 2018 - the trade fair for fruit and vegetables in Berlin - to present carefully selected exporters to the European market.

The participation of the Ethiopian exporters is promising who will present their premium product assortment. Moreover, the IPD will accompany carefully selected suppliers from Egypt, Colombia and Tunisia.

Detailed information about the exporters and their product range will be available soon right here. For further information please contact:

Linda Mense

www.fruitlogistica.de

Trade fair in Nuremberg // 14. – 17.02.2017
 
Trade fair in Nuremberg // 14. – 17.02.2017

Biofach 2018

Import Promotion Desk presents organic products from partner countries

The demand for organic produce is on the rise in Germany and Europe. At the same time, there is a great deal of untapped potential in developing and emerging nations.

The IPD brings carefully selected producers from Egypt, Indonesia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia to the BIOFACH 2018 − the world's leading trade fair for organic food.
The companies offer a wide range of products, such as walnuts from Kyrgyzstan, prickley pear kernel oil from Tunisia, coconut sugar from Indonesia, essential oils, herbs and tea from Nepal or powder of Peruvian superfoods such as quinoa, chia and maca.
In cooperation with the “Swiss Import Promotion Programme” (SIPPO) the IPD also introduces innovative companies from South Africa and Serbia to the European market.
All exporters are equipped with the required certificates and are familiar with the demands of European trade sector. The IPD arranges contacts to the reliable suppliers directly at the trade fair.

Further information of the companies and their products will be available in January.

For any question beforehand please contact:

Tabea Mack (Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia)
Nicky Buizer (Colombia, Nepal, Peru)
Kathrin Seelige (Kyrgyztan, Tunisia)

www.biofach.de

News

 
Bonn/Cologne // 12.09.2017

Anuga 2017: Fresh impulses from emerging markets and developing countries

Import Promotion Desk brings a broad range of specialities to Anuga

Bonn, 12.09.2017 – At Anuga, the world’s largest food industry exhibition, to be held in Cologne from 7 to 11 October 2017, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be attending with 18 producers from 7 countries. Exporters from Ethiopia, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Columbia, Indonesia and Peru will be supported by the IPD in presenting their products at the exhibition. The companies offer high quality natural ingredients from their regions.

 
Bonn // 16.02.2016

Fruit Logistica: Intensified cooperation with Egypt

Bonn, February 16, 2016 – The Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the import promotion service provider in Germany, is expanding its cooperation with Egypt. To that purpose representatives of the IPD and the Egyptian Agricultural Export Council (AEC) signed a memorandum of understanding at the Fruit Logistica trade fair where Egypt participated as a partner country. Until 2018, the IPD will help Egyptian producers become ready for export. „With this agreement we want to promote sustainable and structured import from Egypt and strengthen the local private sector. Because successful import promotion benefits both importers and exporters“, says Dr. Julia Hoffmann , head of the IPD.

At the Fruit Logistica the IPD showcased two exhibitors from Egypt. One of them, the Egyptian Grower’s Organization (EGO), took part in the trade fair for the first time. An association of five agricultural businesses which farm in the country’s different climate zones, the EGO is able to offer single-source products such as fresh mangoes, pomegranates and grapes over an extended period of time. At the Fruit Logistica the group conducted several positive business talks including one that promises a business deal for mangoes.

First-ever Ethiopian country booth

The IPD also presented the world’s first Ethiopian country booth at a trade fair for fruit and vegetables. German companies were especially interested in the beans, chilies, strawberries, grapes and snow peas offered by the four Ethiopian exporters. Initial successful business talks were conducted by the Meki-Batu Union, the largest association of cooperatives in Ethiopia, which participated in the trade fair following an invitation by the IPD. The IPD exhibitor portfolio at the Fruit Logistica was complemented by Tunisia and Colombia.

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:90.2 million (2016, estimate)
Capital:Cairo
Largest cities and agglomerations:Cairo (al-Qahira, incl. commuting area: over 20 million inhabitants), Alexandira (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

[Translate to Englisch NEU:]

BIP 2015: 2.431,1 Mrd. ägypt£ 
2016: 2.750,7 Mrd. ägypt£ (Prognose) 
2017: 3.139,7 Mrd. ägypt£ (Prognose)
BIP pro Einwohner 2015: 27.491 ägypt£ (Schätzung)
2016: 30.495 ägypt£ (Prognose) 
2017: 34.125 ägypt£ (Prognose)
Wirtschaftswachstum 2015: 4,2 % 
2016: 3,3 % (Prognose) 
2017: 4,3 % (Prognose)
Inflationsrate 2015: 11,0 % 
2016: 9,6 % (Prognose) 
2017: 9,5 % (Prognose)
Wechselkurs 1 Euro = 18,633 ägypt£
1 US$ = 17,496 ägypt£
(Stand: Juli 2017)
Mitgliedschaft in regionalen Organisationen Gemeinsamer Arabischer Markt, Organisation der Nilstaaten, OAPEC
Länderrating/Bonität (Institutional Investor) März 2016: Rang 104
Bonitätsindex: 32,1
Wichtigste Branchen und Sektoren Bergbau / Industrie; Handel / Gaststätten / Hotels; Land-/ Forst-/ Fischwirschaft
 

Trade Data


Export

 
Volumes2013: 28.8 billion US$ 
2014: 26.8 billion US$
Most important trade partnersItaly, Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey
Products und merchandise groupPetroleum; chemicals; food products


Import

 
Volumes2013: 66.7 billion US$ 
2014: 71.3 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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