Israel

In-depth country-focused analysis on Israel's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Israel's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Israel, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Israel's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Israel before your competitors.

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Israel Industry Coverage (18)

Autos

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BMI holds a cautiously optimistic stance on the outlook for Israeli new vehicle sales as we enter 2014. The past year has been fairly positive for new passenger car sales, which were up by 4% as of...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: Israel is one of the leading consumer electronics markets in the r egion, supported by a skilled workforce and a vibrant start-up market, which has attracted significant investment...

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Defence & Security

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BMI expects Israel's defence budget to reach US$17.6bn in 2014. On average, we expect Israel to spend US$19.8bn on defence in the years 2014-2018, a significant increase on the yearly average of US$...

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Food & Drink

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BMI Industry View Stimulated by the strong domestic food production industry and high per capita incomes, as well as by the expansion of modern retailing, household expenditure in Israel has grown...

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Freight Transport

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We forecast fairly modest growth in Israel's freight transport sector in 2014, though this will be an improvement for air and rail freight volumes, both of which have suffered declines in recent...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Israel's IT market is the most developed in the Middle East with a rich ecosystem of major global investors, start-ups and universities engaged in cutting edge research. These...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: In line with the latest official data, we have downgraded our construction industry growth forecast for Israel in 2013 from 6.2% to 2.4%. This is underpinned by a contraction of 3....

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Insurance

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BMI View: The main themes and trends within Israel's insurance sector have remained unchanged for several years. As is the case in South Africa and Taiwan, a peculiar geopolitical and financial...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: One of the most attractive markets for multinational s in the region, Israel's medical device market is valued at US$1,099.4mn in 2013, equal to US$141 per capita. Strong...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Gas production from the Tamar field is expected to r amp up considerably since coming online in March 2013 and will mak e Israel self-sufficient in natural gas supplies for the...

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Petrochemicals

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The extent to which the Israeli petrochemicals industry will benefit from growth will depend on the sector's competitiveness. Growth in natural gas production, with the beginning of production in...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: Israel's pharmaceutical industry is well developed and export-driven. It is also a very attractive prospect for multinationals looking to launch innovative medicines due to a greater...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: We believe that the real estate sector in Israel will remain stable across all subsectors due to the consistent but slow growth of the Israeli economy. We have predicted some small...

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Retail

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BMI View: Israel's growing and highly urbanised population, together with increasing levels of disposable income, is forecast to lead to a strong rise in household spending across all retail...

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Shipping

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The Israeli ports sector is undergoing a state of flux, with the major ports set to be expanded with new, privately operated, terminals, which will be able to handle the larger vessels that are...

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Telecommunications

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BMI Industry View BMI View : The increase in competition in Israel's mobile market, following the arrival of new MNOs and MVNOs, and cuts to interconnection rates in 2012 led to a sharp decline...

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Water

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BMI View: Our forecasts reflect the vast amount of investment that has been made , and will continue to be made , improving water extraction, distribution and treatment , as well as the...

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