Balance of Payments:  Current Account  Table ( 35 ): Balance of Payments - Current Account 
Quarterly Profile Quarterly Profile
(US $ Million)
  1997/98 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02       2002/03 2003/04  2004/05 *
  US$ Million Total Total Total Total Total Total Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4 Q1 Q2  Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2  Q3 Q4 Q1  Q2  Q3 Q4
  94 /95 95 /96 96 / 97 97 /98 98 /99 98 /99 Trade Balance -2,659 -2,991 -2,922 -3,198 -3,120 -3,114 -3,242 -3,086 -3,000 -2,889 -2,924 -2,659 -2,373 -2,608 -2,258 -2,124 -2,240 -1,879 -1,516 -1,882 -2,107 -1,898 -1,332 -1,279 -1,603 -2,012 -1,918 -2,301 -2,288 -2,810 -2,136 -3,143
Trade Balance -7,854 -9,498 -10,219 -11,771 -9,383 -12,524 Export Proceeds  1,386 1,451 1,189 1,103 1,083 1,028 1,015 1,320 1,305 1,454 1,617 2,012 1,655 1,777 1,804 1,842 1,859 1,744 1,691 1,827 1,825 1,908 2,173 2,300 2,227 2,287 2,890 3,048 3,106 3,224 3,438 4,047
Export proceeds 4,957 4,608 5,345 5,128 3,126 4,445 Petroleum 579 494 357 298 227 256 195 321 368 569 608 728 620 635 667 712 632 585 535 629 621 696 963 881 827 875 1,149 1,060 1,216 1,297 1,292 1,471
Import payments -12,811 -14,106 -15,565 -16,899 -12,508 -16,969 Non Oil Exports    807 957 831 805 855 772 820 998 938 885 1,009 1,284 1,035 1,143 1,138 1,130 1,227 1,159 1,157 1,198 1,203 1,212 1,211 1,419 1,400 1,412 1,741 1,989 1,890 1,927 2,146 2,576
Services (net)    4,042 5,792 6,193 4,595 4,242 5,946 Import Payments  -4,045 -4,442 -4,111 -4,301 -4,203 -4,142 -4,257 -4,406 -4,305 -4,343 -4,541 -4,671 -4,027 -4,385 -4,063 -3,966 -4,099 -3,623 -3,207 -3,709 -3,931 -3,805 -3,505 -3,579 -3,831 -4,299 -4,808 -5,349 -5,394 -6,035 -5,574 -7,190
  Petroleum       -675 -490 -646 -629 -784 -539 -1,048 -662 -1,726
  Non Oil Exports          -2,904 -3,340 -3,653 -4,179 -4,565 -4,855 -4,986 -4,912 -5,464
  Receipts 9,556 10,636 11,241 10,444 8,226 11,015 Services (net)    1,610 1,084 821 1,177 1,570 1,301 1,409 1,689 1,407 1,605 1,166 1,451 1,391 1,505 1,504 1,188 1,264 692 873 1,049 1,316 1,134 1,072 1,427 2,287 1,550 1,543 1,939 2,662 1,839 1,530 1,812
    Transportation, of which 3,091 2,711 2,535 2,457 1,923 2,637 Receipts 3,256 2,592 2,184 2,424 2,949 2,639 2,661 2,777 2,865 2,966 2,708 2,887 2,995 3,085 2,866 2,750 2,830 2,063 2,276 2,450 2,817 2,478 2,453 2,694 3,541 2,963 3,126 3,352 4,182 3,520 3,646 3,683
         Suez Canal dues -2,058 -1,885 -1,849 -1,777 -1,343 -1,771 Transportation  638 612 582 625 630 657 635 714 635 674 641 685 679 640 702 683 683 670 670 691 777 659 747 782 867 902 985 1,001 1,006 1,040 1,085 1,128
    Travel 2,299 3,009 3,646 2,941 2,316 3,235    of which :Suez Canal  443 458 432 444 432 456 455 428 431 454 440 456 466 428 481 468 467 461 435 456 530 518 550 639 682 692 727 748 775 827 847 858
    Investment income 1,626 1,829 2,052 2,080 1,472 1,923 Travel 1,177 750 449 564 825 726 765 920 1,182 1,037 993 1,102 1,213 1,037 1,043 1,024 1,146 587 810 879 1,139 936 813 909 1,633 1,229 1,293 1,321 2,111 1,401 1,450 1,468
    Government services 293 285 216 303 242 308 Investment Income 590 492 521 478 546 508 440 438 440 456 434 503 457 477 480 435 318 234 184 201 164 150 165 163 138 112 129 106 154 184 258 316
    Others 2,247 2,802 2,791 2,663 2,274 2,912 Government Services 76 75 52 101 86 70 86 66 12 53 21 23 38 34 72 46 41 69 27 52 32 83 78 61 74 23 22 60 41 27 47 42
  Payments 5,514 4,845 5,048 5,849 3,984 5,069 Other Receipts 774 664 580 655 862 677 735 639 596 745 618 575 608 897 568 563 641 503 584 627 705 651 650 780 829 696 697 864 871 867 806 729
    Transportation 245 203 242 362 280 377 Payments 1,646 1,508 1,363 1,247 1,378 1,338 1,252 1,088 1,459 1,360 1,542 1,435 1,604 1,581 1,362 1,562 1,566 1,371 1,404 1,401 1,501 1,344 1,381 1,267 1,254 1,413 1,583 1,413 1,521 1,680 2,116 1,870
    Travel 1,129 1,335 1,333 1,302 842 1,104 Transportation 105 85 78 94 95 101 84 97 115 102 105 135 111 108 101 109 151 91 79 100 69 71 133 120 138 125 208 197 184 245 249 225
    Investment income, of which 1,485 1,291 1,085 941 778 928 Travel 291 372 359 285 257 252 333 262 222 261 281 264 245 282 279 248 323 336 286 263 329 395 362 287 272 400 379 264 277 337 456 368
        Interest paid -1,237 -67 -995 -754 -403 -274 Investment Income  295 164 275 134 363 144 280 142 332 131 290 148 282 118 256 123 269 108 290 176 263 113 248 125 222 112 232 127 355 163 337 309
    Government expenditures 327 437 511 856 413 511     of which :Interest Paid 252 111 248 105 271 129 270 120 266 124 262 117 257 110 252 109 260 105 220 104 215 110 193 108 187 107 188 104 187 110 186 100
    Other  2,329 1,579 1,877 2,388 1,672 2,148 Government Expenditures 313 267 130 146 169 162 82 99 135 178 73 81 103 94 86 305 129 161 252 119 124 121 96 115 121 105 131 132 140 146 192 178
Balance of Goods & Services    -3,812 -3,707 -4,027 -7,176 -5,141 -6,578 Other Payments 642 620 521 588 495 679 473 489 656 688 792 808 863 978 641 778 696 675 497 743 716 645 542 621 501 672 633 693 564 790 882 790
Official (net) 919 724 890 885 867 1,097 Goods & Services (Net) -1,049 -1,907 -2,101 -2,021 -1,550 -1,813 -1,833 -1,397 -1,593 -1,284 -1,758 -1,208 -982 -1,103 -754 -937 -977 -1,187 -643 -833 -791 -764 -260 148 684 -462 -375 -362 374 -971 -606 -1,331
Private (net) 3,279 2,798 3,256 3,519 2,955 3,772 Transfers (Net) 964 1,196 1,362 1,079 1,246 1,358 1,219 1,047 1,215 1,030 1,276 1,158 910 832 918 1,081 1,125 978 1,002 1,147 890 914 781 1,024 855 936 930 1,213 1,076 1,349 1,593 1,411
     Official (net) 185 131 336 232 474 245 148 230 271 222 256 184 276 129 165 199 301 130 335 377 140 176 94 254 133 185 178 392 265 351 342 99
     Private (net)  779 1,066 1,026 847 772 1,113 1,071 817 944 809 1,020 974 634 703 754 882 824 848 667 770 749 739 687 771 723 752 752 820 811 998 1,251 1,312
Current Account -85 -711 -740 -942 -304 -455 -614 -350 -378 -254 -482 -50 -72 -271 164 145 149 -209 359 315 99 150 522 1,172 1,539 475 554 850 1,449 378 987 80
Source: Central Bank of Egypt
* Preliminary.
Note: Trade data in this table are from the banking sector data; based on cash transactions. They may differ from data compiled by CAPMAS  which are based on Custom Authorities' records.