Trade Balance in Israel
Israel - Trade Balance
Exports and imports plummet in March, trade deficit widens
Merchandise exports fell 34.6% in USD terms in March, coming after February’s 4.7% decline, while imports were down 14.1% (February: -3.2% year-on-year). The falls were driven by Covid-19 related disruptions to activity, and saw the trade deficit widen from USD 1.4 billion in February to USD 2.1 billion in March.
Over the next few months, both exports and imports will likely remain hampered by supply chain disruptions and weaker economic momentum at home and abroad.
Our panelists see exports flatlining and imports expanding 1.9% in 2020, with a trade deficit of USD 18.3 billion. In 2021, panelists see exports and imports growing 2.9% and 4.2% respectively, with a trade deficit of USD 19.8 billion. 2020 figures will likely be subject to downward revisions in upcoming publications are panelists factor in recent trade data.
Israel - Trade Balance Data
|Trade Balance (USD billion)||-3.4||-8.3||-11.4||-18.3||-16.9|
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Source: Central Bureau of Statistics.
|Bond Yield||0.98||-1.69 %||Jan 01|
|Exchange Rate||3.46||-0.37 %||Dec 31|
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January 3, 2022
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December 15, 2021
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