"Egypt has exported large quantities of pearls and precious stones to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since the beginning of 2020, the Egyptian government revealed in a statement according to RT News.
The statement noted that pearls topped the list of Egyptian exports to the UAE in 2020, resulting in over $203 million in pearl sales in January and over $192 million in February.
Official figures issued by the state-run Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) put the total for Egyptian exports of pearls and precious stones in five months at $974.342 million.
Egypt’s pearl exports reached $149.627 million in March, $250.518 million in April and $178.17 million in May. The sale of pearls in May 2020 increased by $90 million since May of 2019."
Gives one a whole new perspective on Red Sea diving....
Ps: How come one cannot buy oysters in Hurgharda fish restaurants..?
Pss: Nick & Axel are both ex RN divers, "raptures of the deep' and that's pretty deep...
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