The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) estimates that in 2001 Egypt's central government took in revenues of approximately $21.5 billion and had expenditures of $26.2 billion including capital expenditures of $5.9 billion. Overall, the government registered a deficit of approximately $4.7 billion. External debt totaled $29 billion.
The following table shows an itemized breakdown of government revenues and expenditures. The percentages were calculated from data reported by the International Monetary Fund. The dollar amounts (millions) are based on the CIA estimates provided above.
|REVENUE AND GRANTS||100.0%||21,500|
|General public services||3.1%||801|
|Public order and safety||4.8%||1,262|
|Housing and community amenities||5.3%||1,389|
|Recreation, cultural, and religious affairs||8.1%||2,113|
|Economic affairs and services||10.8%||2,826|