The 65th Egyptian (Cairo) Textile Fabric Exhibition in 2019

Exhibition time: March 1-3, September 13-16

Location: Cairo International Conference Center (CICC)


Organizer: Pyramids International Group


Supported by: Ministry of Trade and Commerce of Egypt


Exhibition content:

   1. Apparel and fabrics: men's and women's clothing, sports and leisure clothing, children's wear, underwear and swimwear, pajamas and home clothes, labor insurance clothing, textile crafts, clothing accessories (tie, scarf, brooch, etc.), yarn, various fabrics, cotton and linen Fabrics, knitwear, textile products, suede products

    2, shoes and hats luggage products: school bags, backpacks, trolley bags, handbags, wallets, shoes and hats, etc.

    3, accessories and accessories: zippers, buttons, linings, accessories, etc.

    4, home textiles


Exhibition introduction:


    Cairo Fashion & Tex is Egypt's first textile industry event, two times a year, and is an internationally renowned exhibition of UFI certification by the International Exhibition Union. The 61st Cairo Textile Exhibition covers an area of about 30,000 square meters. Nearly 600 exhibitors participated in the exhibition and 80% of the booths were specially installed. Attracting audiences from China, Egypt, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Syria, Pakistan, Jordan, Lebanon, etc., the number of visitors reached more than 20,000, and more than 15,000 professional domestic and foreign traders.


In the last Cairo exhibition, there were 35 Chinese enterprises with a display area of 417 square meters and more than 500 professional merchants. Nearly 30% of the enterprises received orders or deposits on site, and no need to follow up, 70% of the exhibitors were satisfied with the results. The main exhibiting products are fabric accessories, clothing and accessories.


China-Egypt friendship: Among African countries, Egypt is the first country to establish diplomatic relations with China. The traditional friendship between China and Egypt is profound. The leaders of the two countries attach great importance to bilateral friendly cooperation. Egypt is located at the intersection of the ancient land Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road. China and Egypt are committed to strengthening cooperation, building the “Belt and Road”, strengthening infrastructure and industrial cooperation, and promoting trade facilitation. In December 2014, China and Egypt established a comprehensive strategic partnership.


China-Egypt economic and trade statistics: In November 2006, Egypt announced its recognition of China's full market economy status. In recent years, the two governments have actively encouraged and promoted the expansion of economic and trade cooperation between the two sides, and the bilateral trade volume has continued to grow. In 2013, the trade volume between China and Egypt exceeded US$10 billion for the first time, reaching US$10.213 billion. In 2014, the bilateral trade volume was US$ 11.62 billion, a year-on-year increase of 13.8%. Among them, China's exports were 10.46 billion US dollars, up 25.1% year-on-year, and China's imports were 1.16 billion US dollars, down 37.4% year-on-year. China mainly exports mechanical and electrical products, textiles and garments to Egypt, and mainly imports crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas and marble from Egypt. The two countries have now formed 13 pairs of friendly provinces and cities.


Economic status: As a member of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, Egypt is one of the most developed countries in Africa's economy and industry. The Egyptian economy is an open market economy and is increasingly diversified. The textile industry is known as one of the most promising industries in Egypt.


Market environment: There are 88 million consumers in the Egyptian market. Egypt has signed free trade agreements with the European Union, Arab countries and Southeast African countries, and has also signed trade liberalization agreements with several other countries. This means that any company operating in Egypt can obtain raw materials, primary products and semi-finished products from these countries in a tax-free manner, or only pay a limited tariff, and these tariffs are gradually being reduced until they are completely cancelled. Similarly, if the Egyptian regulations are complied with, the products produced by all companies in Egypt can also enter these markets duty-free.

The size of the Egyptian market is second only to South Africa in Africa, with demand for high, medium and low grade textiles. The average consumption of Egyptian men’s clothing is $550 per year, while for women it is more than $900, which is in contrast to Egypt’s limited production capacity. Egypt needs a large amount of yarns and finished fabrics imported from Turkey and other countries. This has great business opportunities for Chinese companies, both in terms of trade and investment.


Egyptian textile industry: The textile industry is one of the pillar industries of Egypt. It has about 400 factories and employs 300,000 people, of which 70,000 are in state-owned enterprises, 230,000 are in private enterprises, and contribute a quarter of Egypt. In non-agricultural jobs, textile exports account for 27% of total non-petrochemical exports. The Egyptian Communiqué pointed out in May 2014 that the textile industry has been hit hard by the sudden change of political situation. Under the free trade agreement with the EU, Egypt exports duty-free textiles and clothing to EU countries. The condition is that the products exported from Egypt to Europe are tax-free from the spinning stage, and the export from Europe to Egypt begins with the printing of fabrics. The yarns produced from duty-free textiles and garments exported from Egypt can be either native to Egypt or yarn fabrics from other countries within the EU or Euro-Mediterranean agreement. At the same time, the competitiveness of Egyptian textile and apparel exports is only due to the short lead times used to export to these countries.