Egypt-U.S. Business Data

U.S. Foreign Assistance to Egypt

Since 1979 Egypt is the third largest recipient of U.S. bilateral foreign assistance to the world and the second-largest recipient in the MENA region, after Israel.آ 

Top Recipients of U.S. Foreign Assistance (USD million) 2014 2015 Request
Israel 3,100 3,100
Afghanistan 1,122 1,595
Egypt 1,508 1,506
Pakistan 829 882
Nigeria 703 721
Iraq 368 309


Between 1948 and 2013 The U.S. provided Egypt with USD 73.2 billion in bilateral foreign aid, including USD 1.3 billion a year in military aid from 1987 to the present.آ  Egypt receives the bulk of foreign aid funds from three primary accounts: Foreign Military Financing (FMF), Economic Support Funds (ESF) and International Military Education and Training (IMET). آ The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the primary provider of U.S. bilateral foreign assistance, followed by the U.S Department of Agriculture and Department of Defense.

Egypt also receives, though not consistently, relatively small sums from the Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining, and Related Programs (NADR) account and the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INCLE) account. NADR funds support counter-terrorism training through the Antiterrorism Assistance Program. INCLE funds support police training and respect for human rights in law enforcement.آ 

U.S. Assistance to Egypt
(USD million)

2012 2013 2014 Estimate 2015 Request
ESF 250.0 241.0 200.0 200.0
FMF 1,300.0 1234.3 1,300.0 1,300.0
IMET 1.4 0.5 1.8 1.7
INCLE 0.3 5.0 3.0 1.0
NADR 5.6 3.4 2.9 3.6
Total 1,557.3 1,484.2 1507.7 1506.3

Source: Congressional Budget Justification - Foreign Assistance FY 2015

(Updated November 2014)