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CIA FACTBOOK:

After unrest erupted in January 2011, the Egyptian Government drastically increased social spending to address public dissatisfaction, but political uncertainty at the same time caused economic growth to slow significantly, reducing the government’s revenues. Tourism, manufacturing, and construction are among the hardest hit sectors of the Egyptian economy, and economic growth is likely to remain slow at least through 2012. The government is utilizing foreign exchange reserves to support the Egyptian pound and Egypt may seek a loan from the International Monetary Fund.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 11:37:26 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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Exports:
$27.91 billion (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 68
$25.02 billion (2010 est.)

Exports - commodities:
crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals, processed food

Exports - partners:
Italy 8.7%, India 7.3%, Saudi Arabia 6.1%, US 5.2%, Turkey 4.9%, Spain 4.2%, France 4.2% (2011)

Imports:
$55.07 billion (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 51
$52.7 billion (2010 est.)


10 posted on 12/02/2012 11:41:03 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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