CAIRO: Egyptian exports in March 2015 decreased by 16 percent compared to March 2014, with exported chemicals and fertilizers the most affected, while books remained the among the most demanded, according to a report by the Ministry of Industry.
In March 2015, Egypt’s exports reached $1.7 million, while it amounted to $2.2 million the same time last year.
Chemical and fertilizing exports decreased by 36 percent, and construction and electronic exports decreased by 22 percent. The textile sector decreased by 12 percent and the leather industry by 11 percent.
Meanwhile, books recorded exports worth $1.8 million at an increase of 92 percent from the same month last year; furniture registered an increase of 26 percent and medical exports improved by 12 percent.