Trade with Libya down 80% in Matrouh

Trade between Egypt's Matrouh governorate and Libya has reportedly fallen by 80 percent due to unrest in Libya, which has frequently closed the Salloum border crossing.

Matrouh tribal chief Beshir al-Obaidy told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Sunday that trade with Libya involves many industries, such as textiles, building materials, food commodities and other goods and services.

He said that the price of a package of Egyptian tea on the Libyan market rose from LE10 to LE60 because of the difficulty involved in getting the product across the border.

(Source: Egypt Independent)

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