The Export Council for Chemical Industries and Fertilizers received a request from more than one country to work on importing Egyptian fertilizers and to know the available cooperation methods in this field. The Council received a letter from the Assistant Secretary of State for American Affairs regarding the export opportunities available to Egyptian fertilizer exports, calling for generalizing the opportunities to all companies and factories producing fertilizers affiliated with the public and private sectors, including, for example, Argentina’s request to import fertilizers from Egypt.
The council also received a letter from the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Affairs regarding the request of 3 specialized Bosnian companies (Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina) to import about 100,000 tons of agricultural fertilizers from Egypt.
Greece expressed its interest in importing fertilizer and petrochemical products from Egypt and demanded that it be provided with the data of the Egyptian companies producing and exporting fertilizers and petrochemicals.
For its part, the Council provided the various authorities with a list of the largest Egyptian companies working in the manufacture of fertilizers, including 19 companies, headed by Kima, Helwan Fertilizers, Abu Zaabal, Evergro, Technogreen and Abu Qir. A proposal to hold meetings with parties wishing to cooperate with the Egyptian side, while organizing a number of bilateral meetings between Egyptian and importing companies to determine the requirements of each country separately.
Fertilizer exports during 2021 recorded $2.296 billion, with a growth rate of 61% compared to 2020, during which the volume of exports reached. Egypt came to about 1.426 billion dollars, and Argentina came on the list of importing countries for Egyptian fertilizer during 2020, with a value of 334.86 million dollars, achieving a growth rate of 89% compared to 2020.
India comes in the second place with a volume of exports estimated at $299.27 million, achieving a growth rate of 81% compared to the previous year.
Turkey came in fourth place, achieving a negative growth rate of 28 percent, bringing the volume of its imports from Egypt to about 207.7 million dollars. France came in fifth place, achieving a growth rate in exports to it of no more than 12 percent, bringing the volume of exports to about 203.49 million dollars, followed by Italy. The volume of exports amounted to 156.6 million dollars, followed by Greece, with the volume of exports amounting to 117.3 million dollars, and exports to the United States of America amounted to about 104.4 million dollars.