Selected Rapid Indicators of the State of Economic Activity during the Coronavirus Crisis

As part of dealing with the coronavirus crisis, the Bank of Israel is compiling, on an ongoing basis, a picture of the state of Israel’s economy, on both the real and financial sides. To that end, a designated data infrastructure was established at the Bank of Israel, which monitors indicators from various areas. The dynamic picture of the situation is presented in an ongoing manner within the framework of the situation room set up by the Governor of the Bank of Israel with the outbreak of the crisis, and it includes, among other things, indicators from the labor market, credit market and the capital market. In addition, in view of the nature of the crisis, the Bank of Israel formulated unique rapid indicators that can show changes in economic trends.

The page will be updated every Wednesday, based on the material available at the time of publication.

Indicator name


Link to press release

Credit Card Expen​diture


Special analysis: The changes in credit card purchases as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Updated data on ​changes in credit card expenditures as a result of the coronavirus crisis.​​​​​

Analysis of Electricity Consumption in Israel


Analysis of electricity consumption in Israel as a rapid indicator of economic activity

Trends in the Activity in Cash


The trends in withdrawals and deposits in shekels and in the currency circulatio