Sino-Egypt Trade & Investment: Rolling out double digit growth | BELT & ROAD

"Chinese FDI to Egypt represents it has grown at an annual rate of 12.5% since 2009."


Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D., Chief Economist

Charlene Rahall, Mingqiao Zhao, Analysts

Highlights include:

  • Since 2007, Sino-Egypt trade has grown at an average annual rate of 11%. There is a trade surplus in China’s favour, highlighting opportunities for scaling up.
  • While Chinese FDI to Egypt represents less than 1% of Egypt's total FDI inflow, it has grown at an annual rate of 12.5% since 2009.
  • Egypt’s Suez Canal and economic zone represent a strategic spot not only in trade connectivity but also in creating opportunities for Chinese capital.

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