Table ( 37 ): External Sector Indicators
               
  1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04  Jul-Mar 2003/04 unneeded 2004/05
(In US $ Millions)
Current Account Receipts (including official transfers)  22,493 22,517 20,991 22,256 27,368 19,755 34,273
  (10.6) (0.1) -(6.8) (6.0) (23.0)   (25.2)
Current Account Receipts (excluding official transfers) 21,560 21,748 19,848 21,593 26,480 19,259 33,217
  (12.0) (0.9) -(8.7) (8.8) (22.6)   (25.4)
Current Payments  23,656 22,550 20,377 20,313 23,950 17,187 31,380
  (7.2) -(4.7) -(9.6) -(0.3) (17.9)   (31.0)
(In percent, unless otherwise indicated)
 Current Receipts/ Current Payments:      
     Excluding Official Transfers 91.1 96.4 97.4 106.3 110.6 112.1 105.9
     Including Official Transfers 95.1 99.9 103.0 109.6 114.3 114.9 109.2
Commodity Exports / Commodity Imports 35.8 43.1 48.6 55.4 57.2 57.2 57.1
Commodity Exports / Current Receipts (excluding official transfers) 29.6 32.5 35.9 38.0 39.5 38.4 41.6
Non-Oil Exports / Current Receipts (excluding official transfers) 19.1 20.4 23.9 23.4 24.7 23.6 25.7
Commodity Imports / Current Payments 75.5 72.9 71.8 73.0 76.4 75.3 77.1
NIR as Months of Imports 10.2 10.4 11.6 12.0 9.7 13.3 9.6
Services Receipts / Services Payments 197.1 191.5 167.6 190.1 229.2 226.6 209.1
Tourism Receipts  / Current Receipts (excluding official transfers) 20.0 19.9 17.2 17.6 20.7 21.6 19.4
Tourism Receipts  / Services Receipts 37.8 36.9 35.6 36.4 42.2 43.1 42.8
Debt Service / Current Account Receipts (including official transfers) 1/   8.1 7.7 9.9 10.1 9.1 9.9 7.9
Imports of Goods and Services / Current Account Receipts (excluding official transfers) 109.7 103.7 102.7 94.1 90.4 89.2 94.5
Non-Oil Exports (percent of GDP) 4.1 4.6 5.6 6.3 8.3 #DIV/0! 9.6
Services Receipts (percent of GDP) 11.5 12.1 11.3 13.0 16.5 #DIV/0! 16.8
      of which : Tourism (percent of GDP) 4.3 4.5 4.0 4.7 7.0 #DIV/0! 7.2
Current Account Balance (percent of GDP) -1.2 -0.03 0.7 2.4 4.3 #DIV/0! 3.2
Balance of Payments  (percent of GDP) -3.0 -0.9 -0.5 0.7 -0.2 #DIV/0! 5.0
Gross Foreign Debt  / Current account receipts  (including official transfers)  123.5 118.0 136.5 132.1 109.2 152.4 84.5
External Interest Payment  /  Current account receipts (including official transfers)  2.9 2.8 3.1 2.9 2.2 2.6 1.7
Liquidity Ratio  (%)  2/ 355.0 316.1 310.5 320.3 398.9 387.5 471.4
Source : Central Bank of Egypt and Ministry of Finance calculations.  
(  ) Percent change over same period in previous year.  
1/  Debt Service value based upon Balance of Payment flows.   
2/  (Official reserves including gold plus banks foreign assets) / (debt service plus liquid external liabilities) .