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Fact Sheet

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Israel

Official Title:
State of Israel


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Israel
Year Exports Imports
2010 $385,006,882 $1,006,448,256
2011 $399,878,161 $982,436,835
2012 $265,630,521 $1,144,827,298
2013 $379,772,768 $1,059,009,598
2014 $449,881,229 $1,106,917,929
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Israel
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,132,419 $1,223,460
02 Veg. Prod. $37,086,737 $39,243,338
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $518,740 $5,174,923
04 Food Prod. $15,270,843 $18,359,901
05 Mineral Prod. $11,937,820 $2,402,465
06 Chemical Prod. $30,675,496 $304,425,200
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,304,456 $68,941,110
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $125,617 $178,095
09 Wood Prod. $3,072,443 $185,219
10 Paper Prod. $49,481,286 $5,672,587
11 Textiles Prod. $2,567,467 $37,577,926
12 Dress Access. $428,928 $6,783,288
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,964,737 $46,661,568
14 Precious Metals/stones $9,766,749 $129,251,152
15 Base Metal Prod. $6,911,590 $49,847,688
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $78,540,753 $260,289,831
17 Vehicles and Equip. $158,999,723 $7,164,458
18 Specialized Inst. $22,018,576 $72,996,145
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,614,014 $8,813,522
20 Misc. Articles $6,370,346 $24,283,188
21 Antiques $151,064 $743,473

Capital: (TBD)
Population (million): 8.212
Total Area: 20,325km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 3.23 New Shekel (ILS)(2014)
National Holiday: Independence Day, the 5th of Iyar (April 23, 2015)
Language(s): Hebrew, Arabic


Political Information

Type of State:
Parliamentary republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral Knesset or Parliament (120 seat, members elected by proportional representation to serve four-year terms). The official selection of the capital is being negotiated between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Head of State:
President Reuven Rivlin

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Avigdor Lieberman
Economy: Naftali Bennett

Main Political Parties:
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Beiteinu won the most seats with 30; Zionist Union: 24 MKs; Joint List: 13 MKs; Yesh Atid: 11 MKs; Kulanu: 10 MKs

Elections:
Last: March 2015


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Israel Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 335.5 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 40855.3 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.75 2.53
Inflation: (%) 0.48 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 5.95 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $449,881,229
Canadian imports from country: $1,106,917,929
FDI in Canada: $ million (2013)
CDI in Israel: $ million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Rafael Barak

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Vivian Bercovici


April 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2015-03-16