External Debt in Israel
Israel - External DebtThe economy likely lost some momentum in annual terms in the first quarter, with the manufacturing PMI averaging notably lower than in Q4. Nevertheless, growth should still have been solid, supported by the expansionary fiscal stance and a healthy labor market. The State of the Economy Index recorded solid readings throughout Q1, while business confidence was robust. On the political front, incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and rival Benny Gantz’s Blue and White coalition both obtained 35 seats in parliament in a general election held on 9 April. Agreements with smaller parties should give Netanyahu a majority, although coalition talks are still ongoing. Economic policy is thus unlikely to change significantly, with a continued focus on keeping taxes low and boosting competitiveness. However, political instability is possible given the fractured parliamentary arithmetic.
Israel - External Debt Data
|External Debt (% of GDP)||34.5||29.3||27.9||27.7||24.7|
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Source: Central Bureau of Statistics and Met the why particular calculations.
|Bond Yield||2.00||-1.69 %||May 13|
|Exchange Rate||3.57||-0.37 %||May 13|
|Stock Market||1,420||-0.91 %||May 13|
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May 16, 2019
Confidence among Israeli households improved from minus 8 in March to minus 7 in April.
Israel: The economy gains pace in the first quarter, although temporary factors flatter the headline reading
May 16, 2019
The economy expanded 5.2% in quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted annualized rate (qoq SAAR) terms.
May 15, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.3% in April over the prior month, down from March’s 0.5% rise, amid notably higher prices for clothing and footwear, fresh fruit and transportation.
April 30, 2019
The Bank of Israel’s Composite State of the Economy Index rose 0.29% in March over the previous month, down slightly from February’s revised 0.33% growth (previously reported: +0.32% month-on-month).
April 17, 2019
The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), produced by Bank Hapoalim and the Israeli Purchasing & Logistics Managers Association (IPLMA), rose from 49.6 in February to 52.2 in March, moving above the neutral 50-point mark separating contraction from expansion in the manufacturing sector. The change in the headline figure was driven by stronger growth in domestic demand, production and employment.