Egypt's Suez Canal November revenue up 8.5 pct year on year

CAIRO Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:36am EST

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CAIRO Dec 26 (Reuters) - Revenue from Egypt's Suez Canal rose 8.5 percent in November from a year earlier to $442.4 million, Egypt's state information portal said on Thursday.

October revenues were $466 million. Revenues in November 2012 were $407.7 million.

The waterway is one of the country's main sources of foreign currency, along with tourism, oil and gas exports and remittances from Egyptians living abroad.