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Annual rate of inflation hikes by 29.6%, monthly by 4.3%: CAPMAS

The annual rate of inflation hiked to 29.6% in January compared to January 2016. The rate had previously stood at an annual inflation rate of 24.3% during December 2016, according to the monthly report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The monthly rate recorded an increase of 4.3%, which was …

Hisham Salah

Egypt’s self-sufficiency of wheat at 49.1% in 2015: CAPMAS

According to a recent report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), on production movement, foreign trade, and availability of agriculture commodities for consumption in 2015, the average consumption per capita of wheat reached 141.1 kg in 2015 versus 133.6 kg in 2014, an increase of 5.6% with a self-sufficiency rate …

Hossam Mounir

Manufacturing index increases by 12.4% in November 2016: CAPMAS

The manufacturing index (without crude oil and petroleum products) increased to 140.46 during November 2016, compared to 124.99 in October, registering an increase of 12.4%. A recent report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on the metadata of the production index for manufacturing and extractive industries for November attributed the …

Hossam Mounir

13.9% decline in Egyptian exports, 8.7% increase in imports during 2015: CAPMAS

Egyptian exports declined by 13.9% compared to imports that increased by approximately 8.7% in 2015, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The CAPMAS issued on Wednesday the annual bulletin of foreign trade 2015, which stated that Egypt’s total exports amounted to EGP 168.08bn in 2015, compared to EGP 195.28bn in …

Hossam Mounir

Trade balance deficit decreased by 19.9% in October 2016: CAPMAS

The value of Egypt’s trade balance deficit reached EGP 27.83bn during October 2016, as opposed to EGP 34.75bn in the same month of the previous year—a decrease of 19.9%, according to a report by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on foreign trade statistics. The value of exports increased by 21.4%, as …

Hossam Mounir

8.4% increase in manufacturing index during October: CAPMAS

The manufacturing index (without crude oil and petroleum products) increased to 128.7 during October compared to 118.67 in September, registering an increase of 8.4%. A recent report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) on the metadata of the production index for manufacturing and extractive industries for October showed that the …

Hossam Mounir

Trade balance deficit down by 27.1% in September: CAPMAS

The trade balance deficit dropped by 27.1% in September 2016 to EGP 22.66bn, compared to EGP 31.08bn in September 2015, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics’ (CAPMAS) monthly bulletin on foreign trade statistics. In a statement issued on Tuesday, CAPMAS noted that the deceleration happened because the value of exports increased …

Hossam Mounir

New annual study to measure progress in sustainable development: CAPMAS

Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) will publish a new study every February to measure the government’s progress in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), president of the agency Abou Bakr El-Gendy announced. MDGs are part of the development agenda supported by United Nations. El-Gendy said these focus …

Hisham Salah

Unemployment hits 12.6% in Q3 of 2016: CAPMAS

The unemployment rate in Egypt has risen to 12.6% during the third quarter (Q3) of 2016, up from 12.5% in the second quarter (Q2), according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The third quarter is usually when new graduates join the market with different degrees, including medium education qualifications, above medium, …

Hossam Mounir

Deficit in trade balance down by 3.1% in August: CAPMAS

During August, the deficit in the trade balance recorded EGP 37.8bn, compared to EGP 38.9bn in August 2015, a decrease of 3.1%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics’ (CAPMAS) monthly bulletin on foreign trade statistics. In a statement issued on Monday, CAPMAS noted that the deceleration happened because the value of …

Hisham Salah

Number of tourists to Egypt drops by 41% y-o-y: CAPMAS 

The number of tourist arrivals from all countries reached 473,000 during September this year, compared to 802,000 tourists during the same month in 2015—a decrease of 41%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). CAPMAS stated in its monthly bulletin this week that the countries that most influenced the rate were …

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Deficit in trade balance down by 13.1% in July: CAPMAS

The deficit in the trade balance dropped by 13.1% in July to EGP 30.9bn, compared to EGP 35.6bn in July 2015, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics’ (CAPMAS) monthly bulletin of foreign trade statistics. In a statement issued on Wednesday, CAPMAS noted that the deceleration happened because the value of exports …

Hisham Salah

Only 503,000 tourists visited Egypt in August 2016: CAPMAS

The number of tourist arrivals from all countries reached 503,000 during August 2016 compared to 915,200 tourists during August 2015, a decrease of 45%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). CAPMAS stated in its monthly bulletin, issued this week, that the most important countries that influenced the rate of the …

Hossam Mounir

The strike caused severe congestion across Cairo (file photo) (AFP Photo/ Mahmud Hams)

Road accidents cost an estimated EGP 30.2bn in 2015: CAPMAS

The estimated value of the minimum economic cost of road accidents in Egypt in 2015 reached EGP 30.2bn, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS). In the agency’s road accidents cost study for Egypt in 2015 issued on Monday, CAPMAS explained that the cost is calculated by using ‘loss of output’ …

Hossam Mounir

Workers in manufacturing industry more prone to injuries than others: CAPMAS

Workers in the manufacturing industry are more likely to get injured during work compared to workers in other fields, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS). CAPMAS explained in its annual bulletin of work injury statistics in governmental sector enterprises, public / public business sectors, and the private sector that the …

Hossam Mounir

Egypt exports register EGP 16.6bn in April, imports record EGP 40.5bn: CAPMAS

The value of Egyptian exports reached EGP 16.6bn during April 2016, while imports recorded EGP 40.5bn in the same month, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS). CAPMAS stated in its monthly bulletin on foreign trade statistics issued on Monday, that the trade balance deficit reached EGP 23.9bn in April 2016, …

Hossam Mounir