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  • Economic risk

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GDP USD401.95bn (World ranking 29, World Bank 2020)
Population 9.22mn (World ranking 96, World Bank 2020)
Form of state Parliamentory Democracy
Head of government Naftali BENNETT (Prime Minister)
Next elections 2025, legislative
  • Entrenched democratic system, including peace¬ful transfers of power and effective rule of law
  • Strong military
  • U.S. political and economic support
  • Classification in MSCI indices as developed market economy with high incomes and robust long-term economic growth
  • Low unemployment rate and increasing wages
  • Strong scientific environment with a flourishing High Tech industry and the world’s highest ratio of R&D expenditure to GDP
  • Regional instability and conflicts contributing to security concerns, growth constraints and limits to the effectiveness of economic policy
  • Frequent turmoil within coalition governments
  • Economic dependence on the U.S., the main export destination. Close links with that country include grants and aid that can be revoked
  • High short-term external debt

Trade structure by destination/origin

(% of total, 2020)

Exports Rank Imports
United States 26.3%
1
14.3% China
China 8.3%
2
13.2% United States
United Kingdom 7.5%
3
6.8% Germany
Netherlands 4.9%
4
5.9% Turkey
Germany 3.4%
5
3.8% Italy

Trade structure by product

(% of total, 2020)

Exports Rank Imports
Non metallic mineral manufactures, n.e.s. 11.6%
1
9.3% Non metallic mineral manufactures, n.e.s.
Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, n.e.s. 11.6%
2
7.9% Petroleum, petroleum products and related materials
Professional and scientific instruments, n.e.s. 8.8%
3
7.7% Road vehicles
Organic chemicals 8.3%
4
7.2% Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, n.e.s.
Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s. 6.2%
5
5.1% Medicinal and pharmaceutical products
Payments in Israel are normally transpire within 60 to 90 days between domestic companies, though these numbers are much lower when dealing with foreign companies.

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  • Payments

  • Court proceedings

  • Insolvency proceedings

A recent reform in Israeli courts allows for speedy proceedings and execution activities for lawsuits up to NIS 75,000 (EUR 18,000).Despite this, significant delays, costs and difficulties must be expected when taking legal action, especially in cross-border disputes.

Various insolvency proceedings are available, although in practice the chances of collecting debt when the debtor has become insolvent remains poor.
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