Font Size: A A A
Go to:
×
More in Industry & Trade: Customs | Economy | Trade | Infrastructure
Voyage Search
General Shipping Search
Please select a port in Israel
Please select a port overseas
Exports from Israel
Imports to Israel
Tools & Calculators
Currencies
Update date: 17.09.2019
Currency Rate % Change
USD 3.538 +0.312
EUR 3.9039 -0.179
GBP 4.4085 +0.733
100 JPY 3.2819 +0.496
Currency calculator
Calculators
length area vol. weight
cm
m
km
inch
foot
yard
mile
Clear
square cm
square m
square km
square inch
square yard
square mile
Clear
cc
litre
cubic m
cubic inch
cubic yard
gallon
Clear
kg
short ton
long ton
lb
oz
Clear
Volume Weight Calculator
Ports' Workplan

CBS: 2008 trade deficit up $3.5 billion

Export of goods in 2008 increased by 10.6% compared with 2007 to US$50.8 billion while import of goods in 2008 increased by 15%
19.01.09 / 00:00
CBS: 2008 trade deficit up $3.5 billion
19.01.09
CBS: 2008 trade deficit up $3.5 billion

Export of goods in 2008 increased by 10.6% compared with 2007 to US$50.8 billion while import of goods in 2008 increased by 15%
 
Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) released last week figures showing that although Israeli exports and imports both had a record year, the overall trade deficit was up by US$3.5 billion.
 
The CBS noted that export of goods in 2008 increased by 10.6% compared with 2007 to US$50.8 billion while import of goods in 2008 increased by 15.0%, compared with 2007, to US$64.5 billion.
 
The overall trade deficit in 2008 totaled US$13.7 billion compared with US$10.2 billion in 2007.
 
The CBS noted that in 2008 manufacturing exports (excluding diamonds) totaled US$39.9 billion, a rise of 17.2%.
 
Agricultural exports dropped by 5.4%, and totaled US$1.3 billion.
 
Diamond exports (polished and rough) totaled US$9.6 billion, down from US$10.5 billion in 2007.
In 2008, exports as percentage of imports constituted 74.1%, a drop of 3.9% compared with the previous year.
 
The CBS also notes that despite the new record-high exports, trend data of manufacturing export pointed to a drop of 20.3% at an annual rate, during the last three months of 2008.
 
 
 

 

×