Population

97.5 million (2017) 

Official language

Arabic 

Currency

Egyptian pound (E£ or ج.م) 

Official Statistics Office

Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) 

Annual Book Fairs

Cairo International Book Fair is held over 13 days in January/February. 

Translation Programmes

VAT on Books

0% for books and eBooks 

Fixed Book Price System

No

Statistics

Egypt Publishing Market Profile (PA, 2017)[link to download/view] 

Useful Contacts

British Council
Email: information@britishcouncil.org.eg 
Tel: +20 (0)2 33001666

Department for International Trade
Email: DITAfricaTrade@mobile.trade.gov.uk 
Tel: +2 02 2791 6000

Saad WafaaCreative industries
Email: Saad.Wafaa@fco.gov.uk  

Booksellers
Directory of Cairo Booksellers (Cairo Urban Initiatives Platform)
Directory of Cairo Booksellers (CairoBookStop)

Book Distributors
Anglo-Egyptian Bookshop