March 25, 2020 / 6:50 AM / 2 months ago

INDICATORS-Egypt - March 25

    CAIRO, March 25 (Reuters) - 
                                INTEREST RATES
    
              Latest    Last change       Previous
 Central      9.25      16/03/19          12.25
 bank o/n                                 
 deposit                                  
 Central      10.25     16/03/19          13.25
 bank o/n                                 
 lending                                  
 Central      9.75      16/03/19          12.75
 bank                                     
 discount                                 
 rate                                     
 
                             MONTHLY DATA 
                            _____________ 
           Period                   Pvs        Yr ago
 Urban                                         
 consumer  February    5.3          7.2        14.4
 prices                                        
 (year-on                                      
 -year, %                                      
 change)                                       
 Core                                          
 inflatio  February    1.9          2.7        9.2
 n                                             
 (year-on                                      
 -year, %                                      
 change)                                       
 Foreign   February    $45.51       $45.457    $44.06
 reserves                                      
 ($ bln)                                       
 Suez      2019        $5.8                    $5.7
 Canal                                         
 revenue                                       
 ($ bln)                                       
 M2        January     13.7%        13.16      11.95
 Supply                                        
  (%                                           
 change)                                       
 

                        --- QUARTERLY FIGURES ---
                           BALANCE OF PAYMENTS
                          (millions of dollars) 
                             (*provisional)
               Q1          Q4         Q1
               2019/20*    2018/19*   2018/19*
 Trade         -8,783.2    -8,287.5   -9,812.6
 balance                              
                                      
 Exports       7,120.8     7,583      6,785.2
 Imports       -15,904     -15,870.5  -16,597.8
                                      
 Net services  4,035.0     2,502.7    4,283.1
                                      
 Transfers     6,694.0     6,229.3    5,908.9
 Current       -1,382.2    -3,754     -2,012.0
 account                              
 balance                              
 Capital &     657.9       5,972.8    1,791.1
 financial                            
 account                              
 Net           951.6       -796       505.0
 errors/omiss                         
 ions                                 
 Overall       -227.3      1,422.8    -284.1
 balance                              
 
 

                      --- ANNUAL DATA ---
                      BALANCE OF PAYMENTS
                     (millions of dollars)
                            (* provisional) 
                    (** source: Central Bank of Egypt
website)                      
                 2018/2019*      2017/2018*  2016/2017*
                                             
 Balance of      -102.5       12,787.7       13,717.2
 payments                                    
 Trade balance   -38,034.4    -37,276        -37,274.8
 Exports         28,495       25,827         21,728.2
 Oil exports     11,557       8,773          6,589.5
 Non-oil         16,938       17,054         15,138.7
 exports                                     
 Imports         -66,529.4    -63,103        -59,003
 Net services    13,036.5     11,122.4       5,614.2
 Travel          12,570.6     9,804.3        4,379.7
 (tourism)                                   
 receipts                                    
 Transfers       25,113.6     26,470.9       21,835.1
 Current         -8,194.1     -5,962.3       -14,394
 account                                     
 balance                                     
 Capital &       8,523.5      21,996.5       31,015.1
 financial                                   
 account                                     
                    --- LONG-TERM CREDIT RATINGS --- 
Standard & Poors: B, outlook stable 
Moody's: B2, outlook stable
Fitch: B+, outlook stable 
    
Notes: 
 1. Fiscal year is July 1-June 30.  
 2. Data from Central Bank except for the following: 
Consumer Inflation - Central Agency for Public Mobilisation
and Statistics   
Suez Canal - Suez Canal Authority
3. Credit ratings from those agencies
4. Quarterly balance of payments figures based on Reuters
calculations
    
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