According to trade data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics of Israel; in 2018, the largest increases in exports of goods (excluding diamonds) were to Zambia, Cyprus, Uzbekistan, Nigeria, Ireland, China, Kazakhstan, Portugal, Turkey, Slovakia, Egypt and Japan.
The largest increase recorded for a commodity category, was the doubling of exports in the ‘Miscellaneous Chemical Products’ category, shifting from 306.6 million USD (2017) to 596.3 million (2018).
In the case of Israel’s imports from Cyprus, the commodity category which recorded the highest increase was ‘Cereals’, reaching 24.9 million USD (2018) compared to 12.2 million USD (2017).
Looking into bilateral trade between Cyprus and Israel and comparing the results of 2018 with those of 2017, increases were recorded in all areas of interest (commodities and business services). A relevant overview is presented in the table above.