Egypt's balance of payments compiled a deficit of $2.4 billion compared to a year earlier surplus of $14.7 million.
Foreign direct investment during the quarter fell to $440.1 million from $1.60 billion.
Trade balance deficit reached $7.8 billion between July and September 2011 compared to a deficit of $7.1 billion in the same period of time in 2010, despite a significant 31.2 per cent growth in remittances from Egyptians abroad which recorded $4 billion.
Tourism revenues have shrunk by 26 per cent to reach $2.7 billion in the three-month period from July to September.
Capital and financial accounts showed the largest decline as net outflows reached $1.7 billion during the up mentioned period compared to a net inflow of $5.9 billion in the same time. This huge decline has been driven mainly by deterioration in investment in financial securities in Egypt, which hit a net outflow of $1.4 billion compared to a net inflow of $4.7 billion last year.