Egypt GDP ($ Billions) and Growth Rate
Published date : 18 March 2024

Egypt GDP ($ Billions) and Growth Rate

Egypt has seen strong economic growth since the Central Bank of Egypt made the bold move back in November 2016 of liberalizing its economy by fully floating the Egyptian pound (EGP).

This strategic decision marked a pivotal turn for Egypt's financial landscape, aimed at stabilizing the currency and attracting foreign investment. From 2017 to 2021, Egypt’s GDP at current prices grew at 14% CAGR.

Improved infrastructure and increased investments contributed to a steady rise in Egypt's real GDP sustaining a positive momentum growing year on year between 3.3% and 6.7%.

Egypt’s startup ecosystem also grew in step, going from strength to strength; and while much of the world was hit with the VC Winter in 2022, Egypt seemed to continue to attract investment through that year.

It isn’t until 2023, when we see the tables turn.

Currency devaluation in addition to sky-high inflationary pressures has seen the Egyptian economy plummet to pre-2021 levels, and in turn, venture capital funding in the country also finally slowed to a crawl.

What will happen in 2024?

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