According to preliminary figures recently published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Egypt supplied 1.2 percent of the imports entering Yemen during the year 1999. This figure remained unchanged from the previous year.
In 1997, Egypt was responsible for one percent of the imports to Yemen, constituting a decrease compared to the 1.9 percent of the total import figure that it captured in the previous year 1996.
According to the 1999 figures, the industrialized countries were responsible for 43.1 percent of the imports entering Yemen, while 34.5 percent were imported from Arab countries and 20.1 percent arrived from Asia. — (Albawaba-MEBG)
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