Exports of chemical products grew by 10 percent generating $5 billion in the first six months of the year compared with the same period last year, the Manufacturers Association of Israel reported on Sunday.
Exports of drugs for veterinary use and human medication rose by 5% to $1.6b. from last year's levels, while exports of minerals increased by 92% to $338 million. Industry chemical exports grew by 1% to $720m. and petrochemicals and exports of plastic raw materials rose by 40% to $212m.
Chemical products from Israel are being sold to 150 countries including Jordan, exports to which increased by 56% in the first half of this year to $3m. Exports to Turkey rose 11% to $194.8m. while exports to Japan grew by 34% to $57.9m.