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 May 2015

Country Forecast Israel May 2015

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • May 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

Policy towards private enterprise and competition 2015-16: Renewed privatisation drive, focused on defence, ports, the Israel Electric Corporation. Privately owned port facilities built at Ashdod. Liberalisation ...

  • Countries : Israel

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Israel

D&B Country Insight Report: Israel

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • 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, ...

  • Countries : Israel, World


Israel - ISA Country Report

Israel - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • April 2015
  • by ISA

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 ...

  • Countries : Israel

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