Israelis shop till they drop to the tune of NIS 19 million on Black Friday

The spending was a 76% increase over last year's holiday spree.

November 26, 2017 18:41
Electronics products

Electronics products 311. (photo credit: Los Angeles Times/MCT)


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Israelis spent nearly NIS 19 million on Black Friday this year, a 76% increase in spending from a comparable period last year.

The figures come from data by the Israel International Chamber of Commerce

The NIS 19 million spent online is a swell from the NIS 11 million spent last year over the holiday weekend, which takes place on the last Friday in November, following the American holiday of Thanksgiving.

"There is a steady increase in the volume of purchases in a sub-year performance, with the peak recorded in November," the Israel International Chamber of Commerce said.

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