Israel at 51 — Economic Statistics


1960s 1970s 1980s Today
Gross National Product* $2.5 billion $6.8 billion $19.1 billion $98.5 billion
Export of goods (in millions of dollars) 217 768 5,511 22,500
thereof:
Industrial products
Agricultural products

154
63

639
129

4,955
556

20,100
800
Tourists arriving 110,000 419,000 1,066,000 2,300,000
Air passengers (annual) 223,000 1,051,000 2,847,000 7,670,000
Freight shipped by air (annual in tons) 3,520 30,700 105,800 270,000
Production of electricity (in millions of kilwatt/hours) 1,869 5,700 11,070 35,000
Private cars 24,000 148,000 410,000 1,229,000
Telephone subscribers 68,000 369,000 860,000 2,656,000

($=$US)
* at 1995 prices


State Budget, 1999: $52.6 billion (February 1999 exchange rate)


Major Indicators by Economic Branch (percentage)

Branch GNP Labor Force Exports* Investment
Industry 17 21 60 38
Agriculture 2 3 2 2
Construction 7 11 - 32
Transportation & Communications 8 7 2 31
Commercial, Financial & Personal Services 32 31 36 14
Public Services 34 27 - 13

*includes goods and services
Source: Bank of Israel, Annual Report, 1997


Source: Israeli Foreign Ministry