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How can Egyptians reap fruits of economic reform?

Egypt embarked on a bold economic reform programme that included the pound flotation, a reduction in fuel and electricity subsidies, imposing taxes including the value-added tax (VAT), all with the aim of trimming the budget deficit.

Nihal Samir

Upper Egypt pipelines receive 7.5m tonnes of fuel annually: PPC

Upper Egypt receives about 7.5m tonnes of crude oil, butane, and petroleum products through pipelines annually, the Chairperson of Petroleum Pipeline Company (PPC), Abdel- Moneim Hafez, said He pointed out that investments worth EGP 3.6bn were injected into Upper Egypt, including a project to increase the capacity of butane to Lower Egypt governorates from a …

Mohamed Adel

“Fuel subsidy reform plays a key role in fiscal consolidation”: IMF

In its third review under the extended arrangement in accordance with the Extended Fund Facility issued in July 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) assured that the ongoing energy subsidy reform continues to play a key role in fiscal consolidation. It clarified that the fuel subsidy bill has decreased from 3.3% of the GDP in …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptians bear 70% of fuel prices through threefold price hikes in 2 years

To meet the demands of the IMF to grant Egypt the $12bn loan, curb the budget deficit, and to deal with the increasing inflation rate, fuel subsidies underwent non-recurrent stages to be phased out, toward being fully suspended in 2019 according to a subsequent 2018 statement for the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek …

Doaa A. Moneam

Fuel exports up to $3.4bn in 7 months

The oil sector has been able to raise the value of its foreign exports of fuel to $3.4bn between January and July 2018, up from $2.5bn in the same period in 2017, up by $883m. According to the CAPMAS, total crude oil exports reached $1.1bn in that period, against $1.6bn in that period of 2017, …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s fuel imports rise to $5bn in five months

Total fuel imports from January to May 2018 rose to about $5.035bn compared to $4.924bn in the January-May 2017 period, with an increase of nearly $111m. According to the latest statistics of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), total imports of crude oil amounted to $1.483bn, during the first five months of …

Daily News Egypt