The ministry said in a statement that imports increased by 15.28% reaching $38.156bn compared to $33.97bn in the same period last year.
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Non-oil imports decreased from $5.9bn in May 2016 to $4.1bn in May 2017
Egypt’s recorded US$1.891bn in non-oil exports, an increase of 4%
Agricultural exports saw a decline of 21%, chemical and fertiliser industries declined by 44%
Exports registered EGP 16.3bn in the same period last year.