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France’s exports to Israel, consisting mainly of industrial goods, have held steady since 2001 at somewhere between €1 billion and €1.3 billion. French imports from Israel are worth some €1 billion annually, making France Israel’s 9th largest export market.

French direct investment in Israel rose to €1.4 billion for 2010 (compared to €1.1 billion in 2009), but still accounts for less than 1.5% of total foreign investment in the country.

France’s biggest corporate investor is Veolia, operator of the Ashkelon seawater desalination plant in southern Israel.
France is the second most popular destination for Israeli tourists, after the United States.

Updated on 22.03.13

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