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Israel
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3 Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns



























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Index / Economy /
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Figures


Figures here show 2008 estimates, unless otherwise noted. Economic factors can never be given with accuracy. Not because research is inadequate, but because reporting systems vary between companies and sectors, and with this variation follows statistical insecurity.

GDP
Per capita $28,600
Net $203 billion
Annual growth 4.2%
Slightly lower than previous years.
By sector Agriculture 3%
Industry 32%
Services 65%
Annual inflation rate 4.6%
Foreign debts
Compared to GDP 42%
Net US$86 billion
Trade
Balance -11%
Exports US$57 billion
Main products Machinery and equipment, software, cut diamonds, agricultural products, chemicals, textiles and apparel
Main partners USA 32%; Belgium 8%; Hong Kong 7%
Imports US$64 billion
Main products Raw materials, military equipment, investment goods, rough diamonds, fuels, grain, consumer goods
Main partners USA 12%; Belgium 7%; China 7%; Switzerland 6%; Germany 6%
Work life
Official unemployment 6%
Work force Agriculture 2%
Industry 16%
Services 82%
Population below poverty line 22%





By Tore Kjeilen