Current Account in Israel

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Israel - Current Account

Following three quarters of rapid expansion, economic activity shrank in quarter-on-quarter terms during Q1, with private consumption, public spending, fixed investment and exports all weakening. Nonetheless, the economy’s underlying strengths remained intact: The labor market tightened notably, while Covid-19 restrictions were eased. The economy should return to growth in Q2: In April, the unemployment rate tumbled below its pre-pandemic level, while the Composite State of the Economy Index rose at its fastest pace in six months. Moreover, visitor arrivals were up 28% from the prior month in April, and the scrapping of all remaining travel restrictions from mid-May will be boosting tourism towards the end of the quarter. Finally, the global energy crisis is benefiting Israel’s gas sector: The government recently renewed gas exploration and hopes to soon reach a deal to supply gas to Europe.

Israel - Current Account Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Current Account (% of GDP)5.2  3.6  2.4  2.6  3.6  

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Israel Current Account
Note: Current account balance as % of GDP.
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics and FocusEconomics calculations.

Israel Facts

Value Change Date
Bond Yield0.98-1.69 %Jan 01
Exchange Rate3.46-0.37 %Dec 31

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