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Canada-Egypt fact sheet

Official Title:
The Arab Republic of Egypt

General Information

Capital: Cairo (Al-Qahirah)
Population (million): 100.88
Total Area: 1,001,450km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 12.68 Pounds (EGP) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 23 July, National Day
Language(s): Arabic

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Semi-presidential system of government with a bicameral legislature.

Head of State:
President Abdel Fattah Sisi

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Sameh Shoukry
Trade and Industry: Amr Nassar
Finance: Mohamed Moeit

Main Political Parties:
Nation’s Future Party, Republican People’s Party, New Wafd Party, Homeland Defenders Party, Modern Egypt Party, Reform and Development Party, Egyptian Social Democratic Party, Egyptian Freedom Party, Egyptian Conference Party, Al-Nour Party

Elections:
Presidential: next in 2024; Parliament (multi-phase): Senate (Aug./Sept. 2020) and House of Representatives (Oct./Dec. 2020), next in 2025.

Economic Information (2020)

Comparative figures
Type Egypt Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 476.11 2,162.38
GDP per capita: ($) 4,719.70 56,945.03
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.57 -5.4
Inflation: (%) 5.7 0.72
Unemployment: (%) 8.3 9.6

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $711,471,153
Canadian imports from country: $1,274,634,488
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $(64) million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Ahmed Abu Zeid

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Louis Dumas

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Egypt
Year Exports Imports
2016 $331,940,504 $1,032,977,928
2017 $290,886,538 $990,961,591
2018 $395,073,498 $911,457,516
2019 $742,574,874 $1,052,427,316
2020 $711,471,153 $1,274,634,488
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Egypt
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $64,992,421 $421,906
02 Veg. Prod. $118,613,374 $20,240,182
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $484,731 $85,391
04 Food Prod. $2,271,204 $18,577,975
05 Mineral Prod. $55,522,338 $11,053,515
06 Chemical Prod. $12,064,577 $6,347,190
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,668,606 $2,583,687
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $9,084 $8,854
09 Wood Prod. $1,338,439 $189,027
10 Paper Prod. $5,569,698 $173,973
11 Textiles Prod. $341,681 $56,127,982
12 Dress Access. $56 $67,838
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $666,143 $5,719,108
14 Precious Metals/stones $34,250,767 $1,128,256,265
15 Base Metal Prod. $104,165,319 $21,477,120
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $84,930,920 $689,646
17 Vehicles and Equip. $215,253,605 $53,599
18 Specialized Inst. $5,076,554 $121,739
19 Arms & Ammunition $26,375 $
20 Misc. Articles $462,827 $1,687,831
21 Antiques $ $328,098


July 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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