Over the last three decades the Egyptian olive agro sub-sector has seen unprecedented development. This is exemplified in the increase of the land area cultivated with olives by 25 fold from 2,185 hectares in 1975 to 54,000 hectares in 2005. During this time Egypt started to emerge as an exporting country especially in table olives.
Some olive varieties to be found Ageizi Shami, Hamed Watieken, Taffahi, Sebhawi, Ageizi Akks, Ageizi Balady and Marraki. There also other imported varieties like Picual, Coratina and Manzanillo