International Reserves in Israel
Israel - International ReservesFollowing 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 - International Reserves Data
|International Reserves (USD)||90.6||98.4||113||115||126|
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Israel International Reserves Chart
Source: Central Bank of Israel and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||0.98||-1.69 %||Jan 01|
|Exchange Rate||3.46||-0.37 %||Dec 31|
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November 23, 2022
The Bank Hapoalim/IPLMA Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 53.6 in October from September's 51.3.
November 21, 2022
At its 21 November meeting, the Bank of Israel (BoI) raised the policy rate from 2.75% to 3.25%—marking the highest level since 2011 and meaning that rates have risen by 315 basis points this year. The decision to hike was once again driven by a desire to dampen broad-based price pressures, with inflation running above the Central Bank’s 1.0–3.0% target range so far this year.
November 16, 2022
Economic growth slowed in the third quarter, with GDP increasing 2.1% in seasonally-adjusted annualized terms (SAAR) (Q2: +7.3% SAAR).
November 15, 2022
Inflation came in at 5.1% in October, which was up from September’s 4.6%.
October 25, 2022
The Bank Hapoalim/IPLMA Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 51.3 in September from August's 49.5.