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AlwaysFree: Egypt's Current Account Moves Into Surplus In Oct-Dec


According to Reuters article published on May 3, 2023, Egypt's current account turned a surplus for the first time in years in the October-to-December quarter as imports dropped and exports rose, the central bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

Egypt imposed import restrictions during most of 2022 and continues to suffer an acute shortage of foreign currency.

The current account registered a surplus of $1.41 billion dollars compared to deficits of $3.19 billion in July to September and $3.8 billion in Oct-Dec 2021.

Imports fell to $17.99 billion from $19.07 billion in July-September and $22.48 billion a year earlier, while exports rose to $11.54 billion from $9.97 billion in July-September. Exports in October-December in 2021 were $11.83 billion.

Tourism and Suez Canal revenue also rose during the quarter from the previous year.

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Published on May 5, 2023 9:33 AM (GMT+8)
Last Updated on May 5, 2023 9:33 AM (GMT+8)