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Localizing the mobile industry locally provides more than one billion dollars in annual imports


Efforts to deepen local manufacturing have begun to take a new turn in several areas, coinciding with the start of the production wheel in the mobile phone sector, for example, which is one of the technological sectors that constitute a large portion of Egyptian consumption.

The production of mobile phones in Egypt opens the door to the localization of information technology in Egypt and to meet the needs of the Egyptian market locally instead of relying on the outside, and also provides annual dollar resources in billions of dollars, according to data confirmed by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, where Egypt’s total imports of mobile phones are estimated only about 3 billion and 373 million dollars in the past two years (2020-2021).

Statistics Authority data indicate that Egypt’s imports of mobile phones recorded $1.619 billion in the period from “January-December” 2021, while it was about $1.754 million in the corresponding period in 2020, a decline of $134 million and a rate of 7.7%.

The value of Egypt’s imports of mobile phones in the first seven months of the current year 2020 amounted to about 107 million and 840 thousand pounds (6 million and 187 thousand dollars) in the period from January to last July, and India was at the forefront of the countries exporting phones to Egypt in this period, with a value amounting to 54 million and 240 thousand pounds, followed by China with 11 million and 204 thousand dollars, then Spain with 41 million and 878 thousand pounds, and the United States of America with 444,000 pounds.

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