Israel reaches highest state deficit in history, NIS 58.2 billion

The accumulated deficit of the government for the past 12 months is NIS 88.4 billion.

Illustrative photo of Israeli money (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Illustrative photo of Israeli money
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Israel currently faces the biggest deficit in history with NIS 58.2 billion. On June 2019, the deficit was NIS 22 billion.
The causes for this are the government’s expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic and the reduction of tax-generated income, Ynet reported.
The accumulated deficit of the government for the past 12 months is NIS 88.4 billion, which is 6.4% of the Israeli Gross Domestic Product.
With 6 months remaining to the year's end, Israel still does not have a budget as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing to approve a budget until the year ends and Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz is pushing for a two-year budget, saying this would encourage stability.

 
    



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