Held under the patronage of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Arab Republic of Egypt

Egypt is the largest industrial base in the MENA region and the plastics industry in particular, is growing steadily and becoming increasingly modernised.

With its 100+ million population, Egypt has the largest polymer market in Africa, accounting for over 20% of demand in 2017. Its polymer consumption is estimated at 2 million tonnes with per capita consumption of 21.8 kg/head.

Investments in the plastics industry in Egypt in 2016 was $7.8 bn, growth will remain in line with the average for Africa. It is expected to accelerate up to 7.4% per year, which will push consumption up towards 2.8 million tonnes by 2022.

KEY STATISTICS

Egypt’s plastics market consists of 65% imports and 35% domestics resources

The Egyptian Government aims to invest $17 bn to develop 24 petrochemical projects in the region

The MENA region is gearing to set a 70,000 t/y formaldehyde plant, 250,000 t/y propylene facility, and 300,000 t/y polystyrene capacity in the Region

524,000 people are employed in the plastics industry in Egypt

The MENA region’s plastics industry total market volume is $4 bn