Israel PESTLE Insights – A Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 32.5% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2019, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (14.6%) and transport, storage and communication (12.6%). According to GlobalData estimates, the three sectors grew by 6.7%, 1.86% and 6.18% respectively in 2019.

The overall Israeli stock market index has recorded a downward trend over the past year. Global panic due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused a huge crash in the index in March 2020, but the index recovered between April and June.


– Israel’s logistic and transport infrastructure deteriorated during 2016-2018, evidenced by a decline in the country’s ranking in the Logistic Performance Index from 28th in 2016, to 37th in 2018 out of 160 countries

– Almost 30% of Israel’s population resided in Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv and Central districts in 2019.

Reasons to buy

– Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

– PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

– Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

– This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did you Know?

Country Highlights

COVID-19 Impact

Country Snapshot

PESTLE Insights

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Israel’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Middle East and North Africa and the World

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index

Exhibit 4: TA 25 Stock Index

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 6: FDI Position (2016-2018) and FDI Trend by industry (2015-2017)

Exhibit 7: FDI Inflows Stock by Country (2015-2017) and FDI by Region (2017)

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2019)

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance(2015-2022f)

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance(2015-2021f)

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2016-2019

Exhibit 14: Natural Or Cultured Pearls, Precious Or Semi-precious Stones, % of world total, 2019

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates (August 2015 -August 2020)

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate (2015-2022f)

Exhibit 17: Public Finance(2016-2021f)

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt(2015-2019)

Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment(2015-2022f)

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages(2015-2022f)

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index(2015-2022f)

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population (1995,2005,2015,2025)

Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population (1995,2005,2015,2025)

Exhibit 24: Gender Split (1990,2005,2015,2025)

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2019

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per Million population, 2019

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of manufactured exports) (2019)

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Israel 2020

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2019

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions (2012-2017)


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