CBS: In 2013, Israel's Exports of Goods Totaled US$66.8 billion

Port2port News Service
27/07/14

Israel' s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) published an export comparative study indicating that:iIn 2013, exports of goods totaled $66.8 billion, an increase of 5.8% compared to 2012.

The CBS noted that for the first time since 2010, exports of agriculture, forestry and fishing industries increased by 9.0%. Exports of manufacturing industries to Turkey increased by 78.2% compared to 2012, and weight of exports of manufacture of pharmaceutical products industry to USA continued to decrease.

In 2013, exports of goods totaled US$66.8 billion, an increase of 5.8% compared to 2012. Exports of agriculture, forestry and fishing industries increased by 9.0% and exports manufacturing industries increased by 5.6% in that year.

The most significant exports industries were: working of diamonds (US$15.7 billion), manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products ($11.6 billion), manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (US$11.3 billion) and manufacture of pharmaceutical products (US$6.3 billion).

As of 2010, exports of manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products industry increased by 110.9% and totaled US$1.0 billion. Exports of manufacture of chemicals and chemical products industry totaled US$11.3 billion, an increase of 29.7% and exports of manufacture of food products industry totaled US$1.0 billion, an increase of 25.8%. Exports of manufacture of rubber and plastic products industry totaled US$2.0 billion, an increase of 21.2%. Exports of manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products industry totaled US$11.6 billion, an increase of 9.6%. However, exports of manufacture of wearing apparel industry and manufacture of textiles industry decreased by 18.5% and exports of manufacture of basic metals industry decreased by 22.9% in the same period.

An analysis of the changes in the weight of the most significant industries shows that the weight of manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products decreased from 18.2% of total exports in 2010 to 17.4% in 2013 and exports of manufacture of chemicals and chemical product increased from 14.9% of total exports to 16.9% at the same period.

Exports of goods by industry and country groups : Exports of manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products industry to Asian countries constituted 50.4% of the total exports of this industry. Exports of manufacture of pharmaceutical products to USA and to European Union countries constituted 47.7% and 43.8% of the total exports of this industry, respectively. Exports of manufacture of chemicals and chemical product industry to European Union countries and to countries in the Other Countries group constituted 39.7% and 36.8% of the total exports of this industry, respectively.

Exports of goods by industry to European Union countries - Exports of goods to European Union countries totaled US$18.3 billion in 2013, an increase of 7.0% compared to 2012. In the same year, exports of manufacturing industries increased by 6.8% and exports of agriculture, forestry and fishing industries decreased by 0.8%

The most significant exports industries were: manufacture of chemicals and chemical products ($4.5 billion), manufacture of pharmaceutical products industry (US$2.8 billion), working of diamonds (US$1.9 billion) and manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (US $1.8 billion).

Exports of manufacture of chemicals and chemical products industry increased by 15.5% compared to 2012 and exports of manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products industry increased from US18.3 to US$263.2 million. However, exports of manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products industry totaled US $1.8 billion, a decrease of 4.0% compared to 2012, following a decrease of 14.9% between 2011-2012. Exports of manufacture of textiles industry totaled $183.1 million, a decrease of 12.9% compared to 2012, following a decrease of 21.5% in 2011-2012.

An analysis of the changes in the weight of the most significant industries shows that the weight of manufacture of chemicals and chemical products industry increased from 22.6% to 24.4% in 2013. The weight of manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products industry increased from 0.1% to 1.4% of total exports. However, exports of agriculture, forestry and fishing industries decreased from 5.2% in 2012 to 4.8% in 2013.

Exports of goods by industry to the USA - In 2013, exports to USA totaled US$17.5 billion, similar to 2012. Exports of manufacturing industries totaled US $17.3 billion in 2013, similar to 2012. Exports of agriculture, forestry and fishing industries increased by 21.3%.

The most significant exports industries were: working of diamonds (US$7.3 billion), manufacture of pharmaceutical products (US$3.0 billion), manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (US$2.3 billion) and manufacture of chemicals and chemical products (US$1.0 billion).

An analysis of the changes in the weight of the most significant industries shows that the weight of exports of manufacture of working of diamonds increased from 38.1% of total exports in 2012 to 41.5% in 2013. However, the weight of manufacture of pharmaceutical products decreased from 19.6% of total exports in 2012 to 17.2% in 2013.

As of 2010, exports of manufacture of basic metals industry decreased by 42.9% and totaled US$157.3 million. Exports of manufacture of pharmaceutical products industry decreased by 33.5% and totaled US$3.0 billion. However, exports of manufacture of rubber and plastic products industry increased by 31.8% and totaled US$414.0 million.

Exports of goods by industry to Asian countries- In 2013, exports to Asian countries totaled US$16.7 billion, an increase of 6.0% compared to 2012. Exports of manufacturing industries totaled US$15.0 billion in 2013, an increase of 5.6% compared to 2012. Exports of agriculture, forestry and fishing industries increased by 50.9% and totaled US$125.1 million.

The most significant exports industries were: manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products (US$5.9 billion), working of diamonds industry (US$5.4 billion) and manufacture of chemicals and chemical products industry (US$1.7 billion).

Exports of manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products industry increased by 10.0% since 2012 and by 28.3% since 2010. Exports of manufacture of chemicals and chemical products industry decreased by 7.9% compared to 2012, following a decrease of 12.4% in 2011-2012.

Exports of manufacture of basic metals industry decreased by 24.7% compared to 2012 and totaled US$197.4 million.

An analysis of the changes in the weight of the most significant industries shows that the weight of exports of manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products increased from 28.5% of total exports in 2011 to 35.1% in 2013. However, the weight of manufacture of chemicals and chemical products decreased from 12.7% of total exports to 10.1%.

Exports of goods by industry to Other Countries Group-In 2013, exports to Other Countries totaled $14.3 billion, an increase of 11.9% compared to 2012. Exports of manufacturing industries totaled US$13.5 billion in 2013, an increase of 12.1% compared to 2012. Exports of agriculture, forestry and fishing industries increased by 22.3% and totaled US$402.4 million.

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