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Egypt Expects Suez Canal Revenues to Hit $7 Bln by End of Fiscal Year

Egypt Expects Suez Canal Revenues to Hit $7 Bln by End of Fiscal Year

Saturday, 21 May, 2022 - 09:15
A shipping container of the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) moves through the Suez Canal in Suez, Egypt February 15, 2022. Picture taken February 15, 2022. (Reuters)

Egypt expects the Suez Canal's revenues to reach about $7 billion by the end of the current fiscal year, finance minister Mohamed Maait said on Saturday.


Tourism revenues are expected to reach between $10 billion and $12 billion by then, despite the Ukrainian crisis, he added.


Egypt's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.


The canal is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia and one of the Egyptian government's main sources of foreign currency.


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