Israel : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook


$71.93 billion (2011 est.)
$58.04 billion (2010 est.)


$62.85 billion (2011 est.)
$56.09 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

3.5% (2011 est.)
2.7% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

5.6% (2011 est.)
6.7% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$31,400 (2011 est.)
$30,600 (2010 est.)
$29,800 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

3.4% (2010 est.)
0.2% (2009 est.)
4.4% (2008 est.)

Internet users

4.525 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

9.875 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.541% (2012 est.)


7,590,758 (July 2012 est.)
note: approximately 311,100 Israeli settlers live in the West Bank (2010); approximately 18,100 Israeli settlers live in the Golan Heights (2010); approximately 186,929 Israeli settlers live in East Jerusalem (2010)

Historical background

Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine, and the UN partitioned the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs.

Subsequently, the Israelis defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without ending the deep tensions between the two sides.

The territories Israel occupied since the 1967 war are not included in the Israel country profile, unless otherwise noted.

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Economic overview

Israel has a technologically advanced market economy.

It depends on imports of crude oil, grains, raw materials, and military equipment.

Despite limited natural resources, Israel has intensively developed its agricultural and industrial sectors over the past 20 years.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Israel November 2013 Updater

Country Forecast Israel November 2013 Updater

  • $ 730
  • Country report
  • November 2013
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

OVERVIEW The political outlook will remain uncertain. The prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, formed a centre-right government following the election in January 2013, but it will remain vulnerable to ...

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Middle East and North Africa - ISA Risk Forecasts

Middle East and North Africa - ISA Risk Forecasts

  • $ 249
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed risk forecasts for each country within the region. Risk assessments are made in a number of fields, including domestic and international political risk, domestic and international ...

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PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • April 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

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Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Israel

D&B Country Insight Report: Israel

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • April 2014
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country's overall political, economic ...

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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Israel

Country Economic Forecasts > Israel

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • August 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

The Israeli finance ministry has estimated total economic damage from the Gaza conflict so far at 0.5% of GDP, reflecting a plunge in tourist arrivals, some people staying away from work or the shops and ...

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