Egypt Industry

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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.

What is being done to meet the population's growing demand for energy?


Egypt is expanding its automotive industry, following a series of new developments aimed at boosting domestic production capacity. The most recent development came in January 2019 when German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz announced it was planning to open a vehicle assembly plant in the country, which will be constructed by a local business...


Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the engines of global economic growth and employment, accounting for, on average, 33% of GDP and 45% of the workforce in high-income countries, and over 60% of GDP and 70% of employment in developing economies. In the case of the latter, the rise in the number of SMEs has been crucial to economic...


The government is focusing on the development of new industrial zones in order to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), create new employment opportunities and increase the sector’s value, which was estimated at 27.8% of GDP in 2018.


With a population of nearly 100m, expanding by roughly 2m every year, Egypt remains a sizeable market for retailers and fast-moving consumer goods manufacturers. This has sustained a number of large domestic producers and attracted global heavyweights to the market. However, economic instability and the devaluation of the pound has brought new...

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