Israel’s Export Rising; Reached $205,800,000 in First 10 Months of 1961

Israel’s exports, during the first 10 months of 1961, amounted to $205,800,000, compared with a total of $179,600,000 in the same period last year, according to figures issued here today by the Government’s Central Bureau, for Statistics. Industrial exports, including diamonds, rose during the period, while citrus exports declined.

There was a 16 percent increase in Israel-United States trade during the first half of 1961, compared with the same period in 1960. Trade between the two countries in the respective periods. totaled $84,524,000 in the six months of this year.

United States exports to Israel totaled $67,888,000 in that period and Israeli exports to the United States reached $16,636,000, compared with $12,615,000 in the first half of 1960. The increase in United States exports stemmed from the delivery of two Boeing 707 jet airliners costing more than $8,000,000. The $4,000,000 rise in Israeli exports was due mainly to an increase of $3,682,000 in export of polished diamonds.

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