Due to the current political unrest in Egypt, the information on these pages may not reflect current conditions in the country.
(by per capita GNI) Source: The World Bank
Possible values: High Income, Upper Middle Income, Lower Middle Income and Low Income
|Lower Middle Income|
Level of Development
Source: United Nations
Possible values: Developed, In Transition and Developing
Egypt's economy relies mainly on agriculture, media, petroleum imports, natural gas, and tourism.
Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.
Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): China, Italy, and Saudi Arabia
|Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook||
Textiles; Food Processing; Tourism; Chemicals
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 
|GDP, PPP (current international)||$1,219,509,677,236 (2018)|
|GDP Growth Rate (annual %)||5.314% (2018)|
|GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international)||$12,390 (2018)|
GDP Country Rank 22/196 (2018)
GDP Composition %
Economic Indicators 
|Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)||29.502% (2017)|
|External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$)||$82,885,874,271 (2017)|
|Total tax rate (% of commercial profits)||46.4% (2018)|
|Real Interest Rate (5 year average %)||-2.561% (2018)|
|Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP)||16.28% (2018)|
|Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$)||($7,939,700,000) (2017)|
Labor and Employment 
|Labor Force, Total||31,548,080 (2018)|
|Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment)||24.868% (2018)|
|Employment in Industry (% of total employment)||26.579% (2018)|
|Employment in Services (% of total employment)||48.554% (2018)|
|Unemployment Rate||11.436% (2018)|
|Imports of goods and services (current US$)||$73,678,705,209 (2018)|
|Exports of goods and services (current US$)||$47,449,289,702 (2018)|
|Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP)||39.707% (2018)|
|FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$)||$7,408,700,000 (2017)|
|Commercial Service Exports (current US$)||$18,612,600,000 (2017)|
Economic Snapshot 
Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.
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