Arab Republic of Egypt
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.
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.
population growth poses an enormous problem for the country,
which has very little available space in spite of its size.
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