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.

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Bonn/Nürnberg // 27.01.2020

BIOFACH 2020: IPD presents coconut specialities from Sri Lanka

IPD supports exhibitors from Sri Lanka and ten more partner countries at Biofach.

Bonn/Berlin, 27.01.2020 – At this year’s Biofach the product variety of the coconut palm is presented by exhibitors from Sri Lanka: They are bringing a variety of coconut specialities such as dried coconut, virgin coconut oil, coconut blossom sugar, coconut butter, coconut flour, coconut milk and coconut water to the world's leading trade fair for organic food, which takes place in Nuremberg from February 12 to 15. Further highlights from Sri Lanka are spices such as Ceylon cinnamon and different varieties of pepper, as well as essential oils. Besides the exhibitors from Sri Lanka, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports exporters from Colombia, Côte d´Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyz-stan, Tunisia and Ukraine. They will be presenting their regional specialities in organic qual-ity at the joint stand of IPD and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) (Booth 3A | 3A-220) as well as at the national pavilions.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 15.01.2020

Fruit Logistica 2020: Pitahayas, Physalis & Co. - Ecuador convinces with fruity variety

Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports exporters from Ecuador and seven more partner countries at the international trade fair for fruits and vegetables

Bonn/Berlin, 16.01.2020 – Ecuador is known for its biodiversity and offers a wide range of tropical fruits. The South American country lives up to its reputation at this year's Fruit Logistica, which takes place in Berlin from 5. to 7. of February. With bananas, pineapples, pitahayas, physalis and passionfruit, the exhibitors present a richly filled fruit basket (Hall
21 Booth B‐06). Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiative for import promotion, has been supporting the partner country of this year's Fruit Logistica for two years now, and
accompanies producers to the European market. This year the IPD brings six companies from Ecuador to the international trade fair. In total, over 40 companies from eight IPD partner countries ‐ from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Côte d`Ivoire, Ghana, Colombia, Peru and the Ukraine ‐ will present their range of fresh fruits and vegetables in Berlin.

 
Paris/Bonn 12.11.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019: natural ingredients from Sri Lanka and Ecuador

Import Promotion Desk brings natural ingredients from developing and emerging countries to this year´s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE)

Bonn/Berlin, 12.11.2019 – High-quality extracts and exceptional vegetable and fruit pow-ders will be presented by exhibitors from Sri Lanka and Ecuador at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE), the international trade fair for food ingredients, which takes place from 3 to 5 December in Paris. Due to the high quality of the raw materials and the gentle manufacturing processes, the products retain their high content of nutrients and active components. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports producers from Sir Lanka, Ecuador and other partner countries in presenting their great product diversity and special product quality to international buyers.

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.

 
Success Story

Organic peanuts from Egypt

Import Promotion Desk assists African growers in exporting ecological products

African countries offer a wide variety of top-quality products for which there is great demand on the EU market. Import Promotion Desk (IPD) introduces selected suppliers of organic foods to European traders. The Egyptian exporter Logistic Nuts for Agricultural Development is a new supplier which, with assistance from the IPD, has converted to ecological farming and is now capturing the market with organic peanuts.

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

GDP2016: 2.708 billion ägypt£ 
2017: 3.473 billion ägypt£ (estimate) 
2018: 4.403 billion Mrd. ägypt£ (forecast)
GDP per capita2016: 30.026 ägypt£
2017: 37.636 ägypt£ (estimate) 
2018: 46.648 ägypt£ (forecast)
Economic growth2016: 4,3 % 
2017: 4,1 % (estimate) 
2018: 4,5 % (forecast)
Inflation rate
2016: 10,2 % 
2017: 23,5 % (estimate) 
2018: 21,3 % (forecast)
Exchange rate1 Euro = 21,9 ägypt£
1 US$ = 17,7 ägypt£
(effective: April 2018)
Membership in regional OrganizationsArab 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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