The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) has revealed a decline in the volume of imports from the Nile Basin countries to Egypt in May.
Imports totaled $31.7 million in May 2016 compared to $34.96 million in May 2015, making a decrease of $3.25 million.
In its monthly bulletin, CAPMAS said that Egyptian exports to Nile Basin countries in May declined to $100.995 million compared to $102.929 million in the same month of last year, making a decline of $1.934 million.
Exports to Sudan in May reached $51.93 million compared to $51.32 million last year, CAPMAS said. Imports from Sudan in May reached $2.877 million compared to $1.818 million in 2015.
Exports to Kenya reached $22.839 million compared to $21.442 million last year. Imports from Kenya reached $25.606 million compared to $26.591 million in 2015.
Exports to Ethiopia increased to $11.703 million compared to US$ 1.513 million in 2015, according to CAPMAS. Imports from Ethiopia reached $1.023 million compared to $874 million in 2015.
Exports to Tanzania in May reached $6.057 million compared to $1.703 million last year.
Imports from Congo reached $1.24 million compared to $5.21 million last year.
Exports to other Nile Basin countries declined, reaching $8.459 million compared to $26.948 million last year.
Edited translation from MENA