Egyptian exports to the European Union countries shot up to 8.1 billion euros in 2017, at a 21% rise in comparison with 2016, the Egyptian trade and industry minister said.
Tareq Qabil said the rise in Egyptian exports contributed to upping trade exchange between Egypt and EU states to 28 billion euros in 2017 against 27.3 billion euros in 2016.
Qabil said the EU is Egypt's number 1 trade and economic partner with EU countries, especially Italy,
Germany, Spain, Britain
and Bulgaria, swallowing
22.7% of Egypt's exports.
Trade Office Chairman Ahmed Antar said Egyptian
trade offices in EU states launched a promotion campaign to Egyptian products
in 2017, especially at international exhibitions.
He added that Egyptian exports to EU
states include iron, aluminum, fertilizers, agricultural products, plastics,
textiles, ready-made clothes and leather products.