Imports$71.93 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$62.85 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)3.5% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate5.6% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$31,400 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate3.4% (2010 est.)
Internet users4.525 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular9.875 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.541% (2012 est.)
Population7,590,758 (July 2012 est.)
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....
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....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
The political outlook will remain uncertain. Following an early election in March, Likud, the party of incumbent prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, has emerged with the most seats by a significant margin ...
This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Israel, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...
Elections on 17 March delivered a surprisingly clear victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party, which held off a strong challenge from the Zionist Union (an alliance of the Labor party ...
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