The value of Egypt’s imports of durable goods decreased to about $2.179 billion during the first 4 months of 2022, compared to $2.735 billion during the same period in 2021, a decline of 20.3%, and a decrease of $555.125 million.
The foreign trade bulletin issued by the Central Bureau of Statistics ndicated that there was a significant decrease in the import bill of durable consumer goods by 55.2% last April, to record $294.131 million, compared to $656.654 million in April 2021.
Durable goods accounted for about 6.6% of Egypt’s total imports during the first 4 months of this year, which amounted to about $32.818 billion.
Egypt’s imports of passenger cars approach $1 billion
Egypt’s imports of passenger cars witnessed a decrease of about $974.328 million, compared to $1.284 billion, a decrease of 24.1%, accounting for 44.7% of the total import bill of durable consumer goods, and 3% of the total Egyptian imports.
Egypt imported mobile phones for individuals at a value of $299.102 million during the period from January to April 2022, compared to $607.02 million during the same period in 2021, a decrease of 50.7%.
The value of Egypt’s import bill of refrigerators increased by 27.7% to $77.099 million, compared to $60.35 million, and of washing machines by 13.3 percent, to reach $18.051 million, compared to $15.925 million.
The value of Egypt’s imports of tapes and magnetic discs of all kinds grew by 1542% to record about $46.376 million compared to $2.824 million, as well as from television by 10.2% to record about $276.138 million compared to $250,481 million.
The value of Egypt’s import bill of furniture, seats and mattress holders increased to about $50.082 million during the first 43 months of 2022, compared to $46.601 million, an increase of 7.5%.