Cairo – Egypt’s non-oil imports dropped by $263 million or 5% year-on-year (YoY) to $5.303 billion in June from $5.565 billion, the Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported on Sunday.
Imports of textiles slid by 42% to $160 million from $277 million, while imports of handicrafts fell by 27% to $26 million from $35 million, according to data by the General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC).
Moreover, imports of leather products and shoes decreased by 23% to $10 million in June from $13 million in the same month a year earlier.
Additionally, the country’s imports of ready-made garments slipped by 15% to $24 million from $28 million, while imports of engineering products and electronics declined by 11% to $1.412 billion from $1.584 billion.
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