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General Overview


82,079,636 (July 2011 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity):

US $500.9 billion (2010 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

US $6,200 (2010 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

5.3% (2010 est.)


  • Textiles
  • Food processing
  • Tourism
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Construction
  • Cement
  • Metals
  • Light manufactures


US $46.52 billion (2010 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Machinery and equipment
  • Foodstuffs
  • Chemicals
  • Wood products
  • Fuels


US $25.34 billion (2010 est.)

Export commodities:

  • Crude oil and petroleum products
  • Cotton
  • Textiles
  • Metal products
  • Chemicals

Alberta's exports to Egypt:

CDN $45.8 million (2010)

Alberta's main exports to Egypt:

  • Wheat
  • Boring or sinking and other machinery parts
  • Cast iron tube or pipe fittings
  • Pumps
  • Milk/cream powder
  • Non-stainless steel casings and tubing for oil or gas drilling
  • Valves
  • Mobile cranes
  • Other machinery

Canada's main exports to Egypt:

  • Wheat
  • Iron or steel articles
  • Lentils
  • Soya beans
  • Paper
  • Newsprint
  • Iron
  • Steel
  • Helicopters
  • Lumber

Information about Egypt

CIA World Factbook
Detailed information about Egypt's economy, political system and history.
Energy Information Administration
Energy profile for Egypt.

Export statistics

Alberta's International Trade Review
An analysis of Alberta's international exports of goods and services. Published by Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations.
Trade Data Online
Customized reports on Canada's trade with over 200 countries.

Alberta-Egypt relations

Alberta companies are currently involved in CIDA-funded joint ventures in waste recycling, sales of drilling equipment and services, and production of chemicals.

World Relations
A summary of Alberta's relationship with Egypt.

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Oil and gas field machinery: There are opportunities for Canadian petroleum companies, in areas such as:
    • Exploration in deep formations
    • Recovery of heavy oil fields
    • Enhanced oil recovery
    • Sale of drilling services or equipment
    • Horizontal drilling
    • New techniques in well injection
    • Instrumentation
    • Well logging
    • Corrosion technology
    • Geomatics
    • Seismic technologies
  • Alberta firms can also find equipment sale opportunities in:
    • Centrifugal pumps
    • Power generators
    • Pressure vessels
    • Control instrumentation/wireless
    • Gas turbines
    • Reciprocating compressors
    • Centrifugal compressors
    • Pumps
    • Heat exchangers
    • Line pipes
    • Compressors and air compressors
    • Instrumentation

Services for exporters

Canada Business
Online tool for new and experienced exporters.
The Canadian Commercial Corporation
Crown corporation that promotes and facilitates international trade on behalf of Canadian industry.
Export Alert!
A resource for exporters to learn about changes in foreign export regulations.
Export resources
Resources for both new and experienced exporters.
International Trade Canada
Sector reports as well as a list of staff contacts that can assist exporters.

Services in Egypt