Israel: In-depth PESTLE Insights

This PESTLE country analysis report on Israel provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.

Synopsis

- Understand the political system in Israel through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.

- Understand the economic situation in Israel through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.

- Understand customer demographics in Israel through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

- Understand the technological landscape in Israel through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.

- Understand the legal landscape in Israel through analysis of the judicial system as well as performance of the legal indicators

- Understand the environmental landscape in Israel through analysis of the environmental regulations and the performance of the environmental indicators

Scope

- The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Israel, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.

- The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Israel 's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment."

- The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.

Reasons to buy

- What is the outlook in Israel in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?

- How does Israel perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?

- How does Israel perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

- How does Israel perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Overview 2

Catalyst 2

Summary 2

Key findings 2

PESTLE highlights 4

Key fundamentals 5

Key Facts and Geographic Location 13

Key ...

Table of Contents

Overview 2

Catalyst 2

Summary 2

Key findings 2

PESTLE highlights 4

Key fundamentals 5

Key Facts and Geographic Location 13

Key facts 13

Geographical location 14

PESTLE Analysis 15

Summary 15

Political analysis 16

Overview 16

Current strengths 16

Current challenges 17

Future prospects 17

Future risks 18

Economic analysis 20

Overview 20

Current strengths 20

Current challenges 20

Future prospects 22

Social analysis 25

Overview 25

Current strengths 25

Current challenges 26

Future prospects 28

Future risks 30

Technology analysis 33

Overview 33

Current strengths 33

Current challenges 34

Future prospects 35

Future risks 35

Legal analysis 37

Overview 37

Current strengths 37

Current challenges 38

Future prospects 41

Environmental analysis 43

Overview 43

Current strengths 43

Current challenges 44

Future prospects 45

Political Landscape 47

Summary 47

Evolution 47

Structure and policies 48

Key political figures 48

Structure of government 49

Key political parties 49

Key policies 50

Performance 52

Governance indicators 52

Outlook 52

Economic Landscape 54

Summary 54

Evolution 54

Structure and policies 55

Financial authorities and regulators 55

Stock market 56

Key policies 56

Performance 56

GDP and growth rate 56

Fiscal situation 61

International investment position 62

Monetary situation 62

Banking sector 63

Employment 63

Outlook 64

Social Landscape 65

Summary 65

Evolution 65

Structure and policies 65

Demographic composition 65

Education 67

Healthcare 67

Social welfare 68

Performance 69

Healthcare 69

Income distribution 69

Education 69

Outlook 70

Technological Landscape 71

Summary 71

Evolution 71

Structure and policies 71

Intellectual property 71

Performance 72

Telecommunications 72

Outlook 73

Legal Landscape 74

Summary 74

Evolution 74

Structure and policies 74

Judicial system 74

Taxation 74

Labor laws 75

Performance 75

Effectiveness of the legal system 75

Outlook 75

Environmental Landscape 77

Summary 77

Evolution 77

Structure and policies 77

Environmental regulations 77

Participation in global efforts, agreements, and pacts 78

Performance 78

Environmental impact 78

Outlook 79

Appendix 80

Ask the analyst 81

Disclaimer 81

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Israel – Key Fundamentals, 2016–2022f 5

Table 2: Israel – Key Facts, 2018 13

Table 3: Israel’s Political Landscape 16 ...

List of Tables

Table 1: Israel – Key Fundamentals, 2016–2022f 5

Table 2: Israel – Key Facts, 2018 13

Table 3: Israel’s Political Landscape 16

Table 4: Analysis of the Israeli Economic Landscape 20

Table 5: Analysis of Israel’s Social Landscape 25

Table 6: Analysis of Israel’s Technology Landscape 33

Table 7: Analysis of Israel’s Legal Landscape 37

Table 8: Analysis of Israel’s Environmental Landscape 43

Table 9: Mid-year Population by Age in Israel (%), 2017 66

Table 10: Patents Received by USPTO, 2008–2018 72

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of Israel 14

Figure 2: GDP Per Hour Worked, 2017 21

Figure 3: Exports of Goods and Services (% of ...

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of Israel 14

Figure 2: GDP Per Hour Worked, 2017 21

Figure 3: Exports of Goods and Services (% of GDP), 2006–2017 22

Figure 4: Housing Market Developments in Israel, Q1 2015–Q2 2018 24

Figure 5: Public Social Expenditure as a Percentage of GDP, 2016 26

Figure 6: Gini Coefficient, 2016 or Latest Year 27

Figure 7: Poverty Rate, 2015 (Total Ratio) 28

Figure 8: Healthcare Professionals in Israel, 2012–2016 29

Figure 9: Old–age Dependency Ratio (1950, 1975, 2000, 2015, 2025, 2050, 2075) 31

Figure 10: Tolerance Perception among the OECD Countries, 2012 32

Figure 11: Gross Domestic Expenditure on R&D (% of GDP), 2016 34

Figure 12: First-time Graduation Rates by Tertiary Level (%), 2015 35

Figure 13: Direct Government Funding of Business R&D and Tax Incentives for R&D (% of GDP), 2015 or Latest Available Year 36

Figure 14: Tax Revenue, 2000–2017 38

Figure 15: Product Market Regulation, 2008 and 2013 40

Figure 16: Regulation on Retail Trade, 2008 and 2013 41

Figure 17: Municipal Waste Generation Intensities among the OECD Countries (Kilogram per Capita), 2016 44

Figure 18: Population’s Exposure to Small Particulates (Micrograms per Cubic Meter), 2017 45

Figure 19: Israel – Key Political Events Timeline 48

Figure 20: Israel’s Key Political Figures 49

Figure 21: Composition of the Knesset (Number of Seats), 2015 50

Figure 22: Israel’s Historical GDP Growth (%), 2007–2017 55

Figure 23: GDP and GDP Growth Rate in Israel ($ Billion/%), 2012–2022f 57

Figure 24: GDP Composition by Sectors, 2017 58

Figure 25: Agricultural Output of Israel (ILS Billion/%), 2012–2017 59

Figure 26: Industrial Output of Israel (ILS Billion/%), 2012–2017 60

Figure 27: Services Output of Israel (ILS Billion/%), 2012–2017 61

Figure 28: External Trade of Israel ($ Billion), 2013–2017 62

Figure 29: Consumer Price Index and CPI-based Inflation in Israel, 2012–2022f 63

Figure 30: Unemployment in Israel (Thousands/%), 2012–2022f 64

Figure 31: Major Religions in Israel (%), 2016 67

Figure 32: Total Healthcare Expenditure ($ Billion/% of GDP), 2011–2017 69

Figure 33: Public Education Expenditure ($ Billion/% of GDP), 2011–2016 70

Figure 34: Internet Users in Israel (Millions/%), 2013–2017 73

Figure 35: Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Israel (Million Tons/%), 2008–2015 79

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