Israel

In-depth country-focused analysis on Israel's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Israel's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Israel, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Israel's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Israel before your competitors.

Israel Country Risk

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Core Views Political risks remain elevated, despite a reduced likelihood of an attack on Iran and Syria. In particular, spill over effects from the civil war in neighbouring Syria remain high, and...

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Israel Industry Coverage (18)

Autos

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BMI holds a cautiously optimistic stance on the outlook for Israeli new vehicle sales as we enter 2014. The past year has been fairly positive for new passenger car sales, which were up by 4% as of...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: Israel is   one of the most developed consumer electronics markets in the Middle East,   with the launch of 4G networks supporting rising demand for smartphone s   and tablets in...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View:   Israel's domestic and regional security situation remains volatile. The civil war in nearby Syria continues to worsen. There is still the possibility of confrontation with Iran and it...

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Food & Drink

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BMI Industry View Stimulated by the strong domestic food production industry and high per capita incomes, as well as by the expansion of modern retailing, household expenditure in Israel has grown...

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Freight Transport

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We forecast fairly modest growth in Israel's freight transport sector in 2014, though this will be an improvement for air and rail freight volumes, both of which have suffered declines in recent...

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Information Technology

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BMI View:   Although Israel's small and mature IT market is expect ed to grow more slowly than most other s in MEA, its combination of a skilled workforce, rich start-up culture and university...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: In line with the latest official data, we have downgraded our construction industry growth forecast for Israel in 2013 from 6.2% to 2.4%. This is underpinned by a contraction of 3....

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Insurance

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BMI View: The main themes and trends within Israel's insurance sector have remained unchanged for several years. As is the case in South Africa and Taiwan, a peculiar geopolitical and financial...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: One of the most attractive markets for multinational s in the region, Israel's medical device market is valued at US$1,0 77 .4mn in 2013, equal to US$1 39 per capita....

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Gas production from the Tamar field is expected to r amp up considerably since coming online in March 2013 and will mak e Israel self-sufficient in natural gas supplies for the...

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Petrochemicals

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Increasing exports underpin our relatively bullish medium-term outlook that will support growth in the petrochemicals industry, according to BMI's latest Israel Petrochemicals Report. However, the...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: The use of the reference pricing mechanism by Israel will lead to further price reductions on medicines. Israel's basket of reference countries is continuing to focus on...

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Real Estate

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BMI View:   Increasingly fraught Israeli-Palestinian relations are having a negative impact on the country's business environment and the commercial real estate market is no exception. That said...

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Retail

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BMI View: We expect a rise in household spending across all Israeli retail subsectors over the next few years, boosted by a growing and highly urbanised population, together with increasing...

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Shipping

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BMI View: The Israeli ports sector is undergoing a state of flux, with the major ports set to be expanded with new, privately operated, terminals, which will be able to handle the larger vessels...

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Telecommunications

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BMI Industry View BMI View : The increase in competition in Israel's mobile market, following the arrival of new MNOs and MVNOs, and cuts to interconnection rates in 2012 led to a sharp decline...

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Water

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BMI View: We see upside for our water forecasts, though small, as we have already priced in strong growth in water infrastructure industry value. Israel will require US D 53.7bn in funding to...

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