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55,000

Number of Canadians of Egyptian origin, according to the 2006 census

$639.4-million

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Value of Canadian merchandise exports to Egypt in 2009

Railway equipment, iron and steel, machinery, and vegetables

Top Canadian export products to Egypt in 2009

$114-million

Value of imports from Egypt in 2009

Fertilizers, textile floor coverings, fuel and oil, and woven apparel

Top Canadian import products from Egypt

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6,500

Approximate number of Canadian citizens currently in Egypt

80,000 to 90,000

Canadian tourists who travel to Egypt each year

1954

Year Canada and Egypt established embassies in their respective capitals

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August 2009

Last diplomatic visit to Egypt, by Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs

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