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Economic Indicators & Potential Investments Sectors

Egypt has a great potential for developing a strong healthy chemical industry. As a matter of fact the chemical sector is the most promising sector for FDI in Egypt for the coming 10 years.

The chemical exports have grown substantially over last 3 years as follows:
2011    US$ 4.5  bn
2012    US$ 3.7  bn (due to decrease of LE exchange rate)
2013    US$ 3.9  bn
2014    US$ 3.9  bn

Egypt’s Main Strength in the Chemical Sector:

  • Abundant basic raw materials (Phosphates, Kaolin, Gypsum, white sand, Ilmenite …etc)
  • Relatively long experience in this field, major industries were established back in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.
  • Highly qualified manpower.
  • Unique geographical location.