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Wood Trees and Industries: A Surprising Opportunity for Egypt

by Tarek Erfan Shafey

Wood Trees for Egypt

Egypt’s wood industry has faced hurdles in the past decade, but still has high potential, backed by a surprisingly wide and versatile range of wood trees and wood substitute products cultivable in Egypt or imported from Africa. Wood uses in Egypt include for home and office furniture, doors, floorings, boats, ships, industry and construction, and the wood industry is the largest in Africa and the Arab countries. In 2019, products for the domestic market were worth USD 1 Billion and exports USD 440 Million, while imports have risen sharply in recent years to USD 1.6 Billion for wood and USD 330 Million for furniture. …

Tarek Erfan Shafey

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