MembersIsrael’s Economy and Population in 2017

2017 can be considered a success in terms of economy and population growth.

By Israel Today Staff |
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Israel logged moderate, but stable economic growth in 2016. GDP rose by a respectable 3 percent, compared to 4 percent the previous year, but only 2.6 percent in 2015. At the same time, the national budget was reduced to its lowest level in a several years.

At the close of the year, Israel’s population stood at 8.793 million, an increase of 1.9 percent (or 165,000 citizens) in 2017. There are 6.56 million Jews living...

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