Egypt Industry

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Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Egypt 2019

With a long-established presence of large-scale manufacturing capacity and a rapidly expanding domestic market, Egypt’s industrial sector will remain critical for job creation and regional development. Government strategies to expand production capacity into Upper Egypt are expected to improve employment options, and investment into road and railway links will also be critical to ensure that...

As Egypt is the most-populous Arab nation and third-most populous in Africa, population pressure is driving the nation’s economic agenda, with an estimated 3.5m young Egyptians entering the labour force by 2023. Recent years have seen an array of public initiatives aimed at encouraging private sector activity, but these remain hampered by a challenging economic backdrop and structural hurdles.

Egypt is expanding its automotive industry following a series of new developments aimed at boosting domestic production capacity.

What is being done to meet Egypt’s rising demand for potable water?

How are e-commerce platforms adapting to Egypt’s recent economic and regulatory reforms?


With a renewed focus on growing quality cotton crops (see Agriculture chapter), Egypt’s textiles industry is experiencing a revival. The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) points to textiles as one of the industries helping to shift Egypt’s trade balance in 2017, with exports increasing by around 12% and imports declining by 59%. Tarek Kabil...

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