30% rise in foreign investment in Israel - report

The biggest area of investment is in the fields of trade and services, the CBS report said.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
April 9, 2019 03:46
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Investment [Illustrative]. (photo credit: PIXABAY)

Foreign investment in Israel was up by 30% between 2015 and 2017, according to a new report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics.


Total foreign investment for 2017 hit $129.1 billion, an increase of 30% from 2015, when investment levels hovered around $100 billion. 
The biggest area of investment is in the fields of trade and services, the CBS report said. Other top investment areas include high-tech, industry and advanced technologies.


The United States invested the most in 2017 ($2.1 billion), but there were many other countries who were among Israel’s top investors. These include the Netherlands, the Cayman Island, Canada, China, Luxemburg, Singapore and Switzerland.

 


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