All the information about the economy of Israel
Nominal GDP (2009 est.): $195 billion.
Annual real growth rate (2009): 0.8%.
Per capita GDP (2009): $26,178.
Currency: Shekel (3.82 shekels = 1 U.S. dollar; 2009 est.).
Natural resources: Copper, phosphate, bromide, potash, clay, sand, sulfur, bitumen, manganese.
Agriculture: Citrus and other fruits, vegetables, beef, dairy, and poultry products.
Industry: High-technology projects (including aviation, communications, computer-aided design and manufactures, medical electronics, fiber optics), wood and paper products, potash and phosphates, food, beverages, tobacco, caustic soda, cement, construction, plastics, chemical products, diamond cutting and polishing, metal products, textiles, and footwear.
Exports (2009 est.): $50.015 billion.
Exports include polished diamonds, electronic communication, medical and scientific equipment, chemicals and chemical products, electronic components and computers, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, rubber, plastics, and textiles.
Imports (2009 est.): $55.2 billion (excluding defense imports ).
Imports include raw materials, diamonds, energy ships and airplanes, machinery, equipment, land transportation equipment for investment, and consumer goods.
Major partners: U.S., U.K., Germany.
Exports - U.S., Belgium, Hong Kong.
Imports - U.S., Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, U.K.
Israel has a diversified, technologically advanced economy with substantial but decreasing government ownership and a strong high-tech sector. The major industrial sectors include high-technology electronic and biomedical equipment, metal products, processed foods, chemicals, and transport equipment. Israel possesses a substantial service sector and is one of the world's centers for diamond cutting and polishing. It also is a world leader in software development and, prior to the violence that began in September 2000, was a major tourist destination.