Israel : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

May 1, 2018

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Israel’s economy is growing well with inflation remaining low and the housing market cooling. Growth of about 3½ percent in 2017 helped bring unemployment below four percent in early 2018, supporting robust wage rises averaging 3¼ percent. Yet, partly owing to the appreciation of the shekel, inflation remained below the 1–3 percent target range. House price increases slowed to below two percent as proposed tax measures deterred investor interest. Prospects for the next few years are for growth to remain around 3½ percent with inflation rising gradually.

Series:

Country Report No. 18/111

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2018

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484353301/1934-7685

Stock No:

1ISREA2018001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

66

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