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 (2016): United States, China, and United Kingdom
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Precious Stones & Metals, Electrical Machinery, and Pharmaceuticals

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) $333,351,018,354 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.332% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $38,262 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 51/195 (2017)

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 %) -0.545% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 27% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 3.339% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.681% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $10,391,500,000 (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 4,031,592 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 1.072% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 17.295% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 81.633% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 4.22% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $89,537,078,730 (2016)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $96,173,568,137 (2016)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 37.908% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $18,954,600,000 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $44,184,400,000 (2017)
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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