Profiles: Countries

EGYPT: Arab Republic of Egypt

There are practically no mineral resources, apart from a small amount of phosphates and some petrol from Sinai. Egypt is not a member of OPEC, as it does not export petrol. The hydro-electric scheme at the Aswan dam produces enough electricty to supply the needs of the country.

Some income is derived from the Suez Canal. Tourism is a very important item in the economy, although it is subject to fluctuations and follows the political situation.

The population growth poses an enormous problem for the country, which has very little available space in spite of its size.    1     2     3     4


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