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U.S.-Egypt Trade Facts

Egypt is currently our 54th largest goods trading partner with $6.8 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $5.2 billion; Goods imports totaled $1.6 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Egypt was $3.6 billion in 2013.


Egypt was the United States' 43rd largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Egypt in 2013 were $5.2 billion, down 5.1% ($281 million) from 2012, but up 100% from 2003.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Machinery ($684 million), Mineral Fuel (oil) ($544 million), Cereals (wheat) ($533 million), Food Waste ($326 million), and Iron and Steel ($323 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Egypt totaled $1.7 billion in 2013, the 15th largest U.S. Ag export market. Leading categories include: wheat ($510 million), soybeans ($287 million), and soybean meal ($181 million).


Egypt was the United States' 68th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Egypt totaled $1.6 billion in 2013, a 46.2% decrease ($1.4 billion) from 2012, but up 41% from 2003.

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Woven Apparel ($479 million), Knit Apparel ($325 million), Mineral Fuel (oil) ($199 million), Fertilizers ($145 million), and Textile Coverings ($142 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Egypt totaled $92 million in 2013. Leading categories include: processed fruit and vegetables ($28 million) and spices ($23 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Egypt was $3.6 billion in 2013, a 44.2% increase ($1.1 billion) over 2012.


U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Egypt (stock) was $17.1 billion in 2012 (latest data available), a 14.6% increase from 2011.

The distribution of U.S. FDI in Egypt was mostly in the mining sector.

Egypt FDI in the United States (stock) was not available in 2012.

*NOTE: No services trade data with Egypt is available.