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Your opportunities in Africa’s second largest economy: Egypt

Egypt’s economy is the second largest in Africa. With a population of over 100 million, it offers a sizeable and attractive market. Egypt’s central location – at the intersection between Africa and the Arabian Peninsula and between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea – makes it a gateway to both Africa and the Middle East. With the Suez Canal, Egypt is also home to one of the world’s most important trade routes.

The country’s economy is relatively well diversified, with small and micro-enterprises playing a key role. All of these qualities make Egypt a dynamic economic centre and a unique export hub that is set to gain in importance over the years ahead.

The Special Initiative is supporting Egypt in achieving its vision of becoming a sustainable and resource-conserving ‘green economy’ by 2030. An additional objective is to boost agriculture and the processing industry. The growth sectors of information and communications technology, the transport and automotive industry as well as the implementation of the Industry 4.0 are also a central focus of the Special Initiative.

Regardless of which sector you operate in, we can help you harness the promising investment opportunities that exist in Egypt. We offer a tailor-made package of advice, contacts and financial support so that together we can identify and overcome specific investment obstacles. More information about our broad range of offerings is available here.

Are you a small or medium-sized Egyptian enterprise? We can help you enhance your competitiveness or tap into new markets.

You can find further detailed information about Egypt and the country’s current economic data here:


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