Investing in Egypt

The investment climate is improving

We are optimistic investors in Egypt where social, political and economic transformation is well under way following recent tumultuous times. Having secured a USD 12 billion extended fund facility with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the country is well-positioned to capitalize on the implementation of much-needed reforms that will help to create an increasingly investment-friendly climate, driving economic growth as well as bringing in more foreign direct investment (FDI).

Enhanced Political Stability

  • Constitutional referendum
  • Presidential election
  • Parliamentary elections

New Economic Reforms

  • Gradual phase-out of energy subsidy system
  • Devaluation of the currency, followed by November 2016 float
  • Securing of US$12 bn extended fund facility with the IMF

Improved Investment Climate

  • More new companies being established
  • Increased investment activity in both the public and private sectors
  • Foreign direct investment on the rise

The Egyptian economy is resilient

Investing in Egypt is underpinned by solid fundamentals. Egypt has the third-largest economy in Africa, which over time has demonstrated remarkable resilience. The Egyptian economy is well-diversified, in contrast to other energy-dependent countries in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Egypt’s demographics are also favorable, as the country’s youthful population represents an underserved and unleveraged consumer class, as well as an educated labor pool.


Diversified Economy

Unlike other MENA countries, Egypt’s economy is not energy dependent

Resilient GDP Growth (USD mn)

Egypt’s economy recorded positive growth even through political instability (2011-2013)

Growing Consumer Base

Private Consumption [% of GDP (EGP bn)] will continue to drive growth in all sectors

Sources: CBE, Ministry of Planning, World Bank