PESTLE Insights: Israel - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Tel Aviv district and Jerusalem are the major regions of Israel where most of the economic activities take place

Synopsis

Financial intermediation, real estate and business activities contributed 31.6% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2016, followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities (13%) and transport, storage and communication (12.7%). According to GlobalData estimates, the three sectors (nominal terms) grew by 4.5%, 3.1% and 4.2% respectively in 2017.

Scope

- The overall TA 35 index (Israeli stock market index that lists 35 largest companies) exhibits an upward trend over the last one year. As of May 1,, 2018, TA 35 index stood at 1,463.8 as compared to 1,403.5 on May 3, 2017

- Majority of the inward FDI was directed towards the trade and services sector in Israel in 2016

- As per World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in Israel has improved over the last two years with jump in rank from 41st in 2014 to 28th out of 160 countries in 2016

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2

List of Exhibits 3

Did You Know? 4

Country Highlights 5

Country Snapshot 7

PESTLE Insights 20

Political Landscape 21

Economic ...

Table of Contents 2

List of Exhibits 3

Did You Know? 4

Country Highlights 5

Country Snapshot 7

PESTLE Insights 20

Political Landscape 21

Economic Landscape 22

Social Landscape 29

Technological Landscape 32

Legal Landscape 35

Environmental Landscape 36

Outlook 37

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Figures

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

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Israel’s Performance in terms of Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to the Middle East and North Africa and the World 11

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100) 11

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind the Index 12

Exhibit 4: TA 35 Stock Index 14

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy 15

Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows and Outflows (2013-2017) and FDI Trend by Industry (2014-2016) 16

Exhibit 7: FDI Share by Region (2016) and FDI Trend by Type of Investment (2013-2017) 18

Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators 20

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate 24

Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017) 24

Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance 25

Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance 25

Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2014-2016 26

Exhibit 14: Pearls, Stones and Precious Metal, % of world total, 2016 26

Exhibit 15: Interest Rates 28

Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate 28

Exhibit 17: Public Finance 29

Exhibit 18: General Government Debt 29

Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment 31

Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages 31

Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index 31

Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population 32

Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population 32

Exhibit 24: Gender Split 32

Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2016 34

Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015 35

Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) 35

Exhibit 28: Doing Business in Israel 2018 36

Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017 36

Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions 37

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