from the February 2007 issue

Foreign investment reached record $23.7 billion in 2006

Foreign investment in Israel reached an all-time high of $23.7 billion in the year 2006, the Central Bureau of Statistics announced recently.

The figure is notably 80% higher than foreign investment in 2005, the stats source said.

In the other direction, Israelis invested $28.6 billion abroad, says the bureau, which is another all-time high. During the year 2005, Israelis invested $17.6 billion overseas.

In the year 2001, for comparison, Israelis invested $5.1 billion outside the country.

Reprinted from the Israel High-Tech & Investment Report February 2007

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