Egypt

With one of the biggest consumer markets in the region and robust fundamentals, Egypt is well placed to attract international investment and emerge from this difficult period in a strong position. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has caused considerable disruption, the government’s ongoing reform efforts have helped to mitigate the worst effects of the crisis.

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Egypt is well placed to be a centre for trade in many sectors, and its significant oil and gas deposits – combined with efforts to modernise the industry and attract investment – make it a potential energy leader in the region. 

While the Covid-19 pandemic severely impacted economies around the world as hospitals reached capacity, business activity slowed, and restrictions were placed on the movement of people and goods, recent reforms provided Egypt with a more secure economic base for resilience in the face of crisis.

The African continent accounts for around 6% of global sugar output, half of which is concentrated in COMESA countries – a figure that is set to expand to 8% by 2029. While local production takes place on a relatively small scale, countries in the region are among the world's largest net exporters.

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Egypt, the only country in the Middle East and North Africa not to enter recession during 2020, already exhibited a strong acceleration in digitalisation during the years leading up to the pandemic. However, as with many countries in the region, the Covid-19 outbreak has led to unprecedented and fundamental changes across all industries, largely as a result of digitalisation.

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