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Business sector debt remained virtually unchanged in May, at around NIS 821 billion. Household debt increased by about NIS 5.8 billion (1.3 percent) to around NIS 442 billion at the end of the month.
The business sector’s outstanding debt
·         In May, business sector debt remained virtually unchanged, at around NIS 821 billion. There were net repayments of bank loans, tradable bonds and non-tradable bonds in Israel, and credit abroad, totaling about NIS 2.7 billion. These repayments were offset as a result of net raising of nonbank debt and due to the effect of the shekel's depreciation against the dollar by about 0.4 percent, which increased the shekel value of debt indexed to and denominated in foreign currency.
·         In June, the business sector (excluding banks and insurance companies) issued about NIS 3.3 billion in bonds, all in tradable bonds.  This is higher than the average issuance of the first five months of the year, which is about NIS 2.4 billion per month.