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Trade minister opens ceramics, sanitaryware fair
4 November 2021  -  Sector :  -  Entity :  -  Category : Industry News

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The ministry seeks to turn Egypt into a regional hub for the manufacture and export of ceramics.

Cairo- Nov 4, 2021

Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea has inaugurated the largest exhibition for direct sale of ceramics, local and imported porcelain, and sanitaryware, “Ceramica Market”, held in Cairo on Nov 4-7 under the auspices of the ministries of industry and supply.

Held twice a year since 2016, the exhibition extends over an area of ​​8,000 square meters, with the participation of about 35 major Egyptian companies specialized in ceramics, porcelain and sanitaryware.

 “The ministry is keen on developing the labor-intensive industry of ceramics, which providing thousands of jobs and is, thus, one of the key sectors of the national economy,” Gamea said, noting that it seeks to turn Egypt into a regional hub for the manufacture and export of ceramics.

The fair, she noted, plays a major role in boosting the trade of ceramics and sanitaryware, in addition to opening new markets, especially in Africa.

The minister pointed out that the ceramic sector in Egypt enjoys a competitive edge, with local components at 90%, adding that ceramics exports hit $92 million and sanitaryware $122 million during the first 9 months of the year.

Building materials, she further noted, is one Egypt’s top industrial sectors, covering the majority of the local market’s needs in the construction business and making up 24.5% of the country’s total exports; the sector’s exports reached some $4.683 billion during the January-September period.

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