Egypt's Suez Canal recorded $7 billion in revenue for the fiscal year 2021/22, up 20.7% from a year earlier, Suez Canal Authority Chairman Osama Rabea said in a statement on Monday.

Egypt's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.

The canal is the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia and one of the Egyptian government's main sources of foreign currency.

(Reporting by Yousri Mohamed; writing by Nayera Abdallah; editing by Jason Neely)