Fact Sheet: Israel - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Tel Aviv
  • Population (millions): 7.7
  • Total area: 21,640 km2
  • Currency: New Israel Shekel
  • Language (s): Hebrew, Arabic

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 240.8
  • GDP per capita ($): 31,287
  • GDP growth (%): 3.1
  • Inflation (%): 1.7
  • Unemployment (%): 6.9

Key Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Defence and security
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Life sciences
  • Ocean technologies
  • Sustainable technologies

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-Israel Joint Economic Commission
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Israel$265.6$426.6
Canada’s merchandise imports from Israel$1,144.8$959.3
Canadian investment in IsraelCommercially sensitive information$258
Israeli investment in CanadaCommercially sensitive information$878