Economic Trivia

It has the second-largest number of startup companies in the world (after the United States) and the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside North America.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2019): United States, China, and United Kingdom
Top 3 Exported Goods (2019): Precious Stones & Metals, Electrical Machinery, and Precision Instruments

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

High-Technology Products (Aviation, Communications, Computer-Aided Design and Manufactures, Medical Electronics, Fiber Optics); Wood and Paper Products; Potash and Phosphates

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $409,409,278,136 (2021)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 8.188% (2021)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $43,722 (2021)
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GDP Country Rank 51/197 (2021)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 1.492% (2021)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 25.3% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 2.403% (2020)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.324% (2020)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $22,266,000,000 (2021)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 4,212,663 (2021)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 0.9% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 16.823% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 82.276% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 5.045% (2021)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $121,666,904,246 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $143,053,755,176 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 31.064% (2021)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $24,283,200,000 (2020)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $73,773,200,000 (2021)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Israel’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank