Textiles & Apparels
Building Material & Construction Sector and Metallurgical Industries
Chemicals Industries
Furniture & Wood Industries
Agricultural Industries
Leather & Tanning Industries
Textile and Apparel Industries
Sector Background:
The textile industry is one of the most important sources for foreign exchange in Egypt. The industry
also accounts for 30% of Egypt's industrial production, 15% of its non petroleum exports and 30%
of local employment, as Egypt has a number of competitive advantages; competitive labor costs and
locally available raw materials.

2010 data (till the end of August 2010):

  • Total companies registered at IMC are 1145
  • Total Value of sector exports reached LE 10.334 million
  • Total investments amounted to around LE 16 billion.

Sector Projects

  • Sector Projects
  • Development of textile industry clusters by improving productivity and quality of a number of
    weaving companies to reach the international standards.
  • Supporting development and innovation capacity of Textile companies and organizing design and
    product development workshops.
  • Measuring the export readiness of the Home Textiles non-exporting sub-sector companies ;blankets,
    curtains, & upholstery and boosting their export capabilities.
  • Providing comprehensive marketing and logistic studies on emerging markets for ready-made
    garments & textiles to determine the best ways to access international markets.


  • Productivity, quality improvement, & waste reduction by applying lean
    manufacturing & six sigma techniques.
  • Increasing the overall company efficiency: through supply chain management, formulating an HR development strategy, implementing a sourcing strategy & using enterprise resource management software
  • Access to markets through marketing services: international market strategy, product positioning & pricing – in-company international marketer, besides, brand development and franchising.
  • Techno-economic feasibility studies for new projects and products.
  • Enhancing innovation & design capabilities through: In-company designers to develop new products and design, in addition to designing new products of lower cost.
  • Access to specialized quality certificates; WRAP, Oeko-Tex and also with direct relevance to the requirements of new markets; Euro Flower- GOTS – GSV – Global Recycling standard.
  • Increasing social compliance through Corporate sustainability development services & certificates such as SA 8000, Fair Trade, BSCI, SEDEX.
  • Adherence to environmental standards and use of cleaner production technologies, waste management and energy efficiency services
  • Training for supervisors & middle management in product development, advanced manufacturing, productivity and quality improvement health and safety and social compliance.
  • Developing new & potential exporters through the provision of services: export readiness assessment - training on export measures and training director of export – export costing and pricing – confirming products to the requirements of standard specifications for export – International Market Research- export plans – export leads - business match making Product positioning & pricing and other services as per the company's business development path.