An increase in exports over imports by 18% at Red Sea ports during 2019.
The Red Sea Ports Authority announced the achievement of circulation of 5 million and 175 thousand tons of general cargo in the ports of the authority during the year 2019. Where exports recorded 2 million and 803 thousand tons of goods, an increase of 18% over imports during the same period, which recorded 2 million and 372 thousand tons. Exports also achieved an increase of 4% over the corresponding period in 2018. While imports recorded a decrease of 13% compared to the same period in 2018, the increase was concentrated in three ports, Safaga, Nuweiba and Suez. Safaga port witnessed the circulation of 3 million and 625 thousand tons of goods, an increase of 2% over the corresponding period last year, with the amount of import of one million and 965 thousand tons and exported one million and 660 thousand tons. While the port of Nuweiba witnessed the circulation of 532 thousand tons, an increase of 1.4% over the corresponding period last year, with an amount of 153 thousand tons imported and 379 thousand tons of cargo