The $158.3 billion owed Israel will be added to the state’s coffer’s foreign currency reserves now at over $273 billion which could help Israel contend with potential local and/or global financial developments.
• Central Bureau of Statistics also report foreign investment in Israel also up, reaching $20.5 billion.
By Zeev Klein
Israel is owed a record $158.3 billion in debts from countries around the world, according to figures published by the Bank of Israel and Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday.
This amount will be added to the BOI’s foreign currency reserves, which as of early 2019 stood at $115 billion, such that the bank’s “financial depth” will now stand at over $273 billion. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Jewish fertility rate, now at its highest level since 1983, has been on the rise since 2006, and is now higher than the Israeli Arabs.
By David Rosenberg
Israelis are having more children on average, defying global trends that have seen fertility rates plummet across the industrialized world.
According to a report by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday, 181,405 babies were born in the Jewish state during 2016 – a 92% increase since 1980.
A Jewish ‘brit’, circumcision ceremony is held on the child’s 8th day.- Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
Of those 181,405 children born, 73.9% were born to Jewish women, compared to 23.2% born to Arab women. Continue Reading »
Jewish home construction last year in Judea and Samaria reached ‘2nd highest number in 15 years.’
By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
Construction on new homes for Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria rose by 40 percent in 2016 compared with the previous year, official figures showed Wednesday.
Ground was broken on 2,630 housing units last year compared with 1,884 in 2015, figures from Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics showed.
Radical-leftist NGO Peace Now called it “the second highest number of construction starts in the past 15 years”.
The highest number during that time was 2,874 in 2013.
“On average, since 2001, 1,790 housing units begin to be constructed in West Bank settlements each year,” Peace Now said. Continue Reading »
Israel’s economy surges with a growth of 4% since the final months of 2016, even after a Bank of Israel forecast of a mere 2.8% growth.
Israel’s economy shot up in the final three months of 2016 and looks set to have grown annually by 4 percent, easily outstripping the central bank’s expectations.
It came on the back of robust exports, but also increased consumer spending.
Bank of Israel, in Jerusalem – Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Ester Inbar
On an annualized basis, gross domestic product soared 6.2 percent in the fourth quarter, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday, as it also revised up the annualized third-quarter 2016 growth estimate to 4.2 percent from 3.6 percent. Continue Reading »
No longer a demographic threat in Israel, as Jewish women are having more and more children, while Arab mothers have been doing the opposite.
By Israel Today Staff
Israel’s Bureau of Statistics this week announced that for the first time in the history of the modern State of Israel, the Jewish birth rate is on par with the Arab birth rate. Both Jewish and Arab women are having an average of 3.13 children.
A newborn baby – Photo: Indrani/Wikimedia Commons
Several years ago, the birth rate for Arab women stood at 4.3 children, while their Jewish counterparts were only having 2.6 children on average. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Statistics Bureau reports Jewish mothers give birth to an average 3.11 children, whereas Arab mothers give birth to an average of 3.17 children, down from 4.3 children.
The average birthrate for Jews and Arabs in Israel is growing steadily closer, the Israeli news site nrg reported .
A file photo of a pregnant woman – Photo : AFP
New data released by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics shows that Arab mothers give birth to an average of 3.17 children and Jewish women 3.11 children.
These numbers differ greatly from statistics published in the early 2000s when Arab women were having an average of 4.3 children and Jewish women 2.6 children. Continue Reading »
Palestinian officials claim their population is growing by 1 million every few years. Israeli experts say the demographic threat is a myth facilitated by the ludicrous reliance on statistics provided by the Palestinian Authority.
By Aviel Schneider
Some 6.1 million Palestinian Arabs live between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, 100,000 less than the number of Jews who live in the same area. That according to figures published this week by the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics in honor of “Nakba Day” – the commemoration of the “disaster” of Israel’s rebirth on May 14, 1948.
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In the face of ongoing problems in the world’s economy, the Israeli economy continues to do well with unemployment down again.
By David Lev
The Israeli economy continues to do well in the face of ongoing problems in the world economy. Israel’s unemployment rate remained a relatively mild 6.9% in May, the same as in April.
Experts said that the relatively stable employment situation was a sign that the Israeli economy was flexible and versatile enough to withstand the major fluctuations in the world economy – including the near-bankruptcy of several European countries (among them large importers of Israeli exports), continued weakness in the U.S., Continue Reading »
More than 6 million Jews, 1.6 million Arabs live in Israel, almost 10-fold increase since 1948.
70% of the population were born in Israel
On the eve of the Day of Remembrance for fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terrorism, Israel‘s population numbers some 8,018,000 people, stated the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Sunday.
Israel’s population increased almost 10-fold since the founding of the State in 1948, when it stood at only 806,000.
According to the new data, the Jewish population stands at about 6,042,000 (75.3% of the total population), the Arab at 1,658,000 (20.7%) and the “others” – non-Arab Christians, other religions and non-specified – stand at 318,000 (4.0%). Continue Reading »