The Palestine GDP contracted 1.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, following a 0.6 percent decline in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. Household consumption (-0.6 percent vs 0.5 percent in Q3); government spending (-7 percent vs 5.7 percent) and fixed investment (-6.5 percent vs -5.1 percent) posted decreases. On the other hand, exports grew 0.9 percent (vs 0.2 percent in Q3) while imports tumbled 8 percent (vs -0.2 percent in Q3). Considering the full year of 2019, the economy advanced 0.9 percent over a year ago.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Palestine averaged 3.72 percent from 2001 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 26.03 percent in the third quarter of 2003 and a record low of -21.59 percent in the fourth quarter of 2006. This page provides the latest reported value for - Palestine GDP Annual Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Palestine GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Palestine is expected to be -1.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in Palestine to stand at 2.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Palestine GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 2.20 percent in 2021 and 2.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Palestine GDP Annual Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.80 -0.60 26.03 -21.59 2001 - 2019 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-07-02 03:00 AM YoY Q1 3.8% 3.4% 1.6%
2019-09-30 11:00 AM YoY Q2 2.5% 3.8% 2.1%
2019-12-24 10:30 AM YoY Q3 -0.6% 2.5% 1.8%
2020-03-31 09:00 AM YoY Q4 -1.8% -0.6% -0.4%
2020-06-30 09:00 AM YoY Q1 -1.8% -2.2%
2020-09-30 09:00 AM YoY Q2 -1.5%
2020-12-30 09:00 AM YoY Q3 2.5%


News Stream
Palestine Economy Enters Recession in Q4
The Palestine GDP contracted 1.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, following a 0.6 percent decline in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. Household consumption (-0.6 percent vs 0.5 percent in Q3); government spending (-7 percent vs 5.7 percent) and fixed investment (-6.5 percent vs -5.1 percent) posted decreases. On the other hand, exports grew 0.9 percent (vs 0.2 percent in Q3) while imports tumbled 8 percent (vs -0.2 percent in Q3). Considering the full year of 2019, the economy advanced 0.9 percent over a year ago.
2020-03-31
Palestinian Economy Contracts in Q3
The Palestine economy contracted 0.6 percent in the third quarter of 2019, after a 2.5 percent expansion in the previous period, a preliminary estimate showed. It was the first contraction in economy since the third quarter 2018. On a quarterly basis, the GDP expanded 1.0 percent, after a 2.0 percent drop in the second quarter of 2019.
2019-12-24
Palestine GDP Growth Slows to 2.5% YoY in Q2
The Palestine economy advanced 2.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, easing from a 3.8 percent expansion in the previous period. Net foreign trade contributed negatively to growth, as exports advanced 1.5 percent (from 4.2 percent in Q1) while imports rose 4.3 percent (from 10.9 percent in Q1). Meantime, final consumption output increased at a much softer pace (2.8 percent vs 6.8 percent). On the other hand, gross fixed capital formation production advanced faster (3.0 percent vs 0.4 percent). On a quarterly basis, the GDP contracted 2.0 percent, following a 2.5 percent fall in the first quarter of 2018.
2019-09-30
Palestine Q1 GDP Growth Strongest in 5 Quarters
The Palestine economy expanded 3.8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, accelerating from a 3.4 percent growth in the previous period. This was the fastest pace of expansion since the fourth quarter of 2017, as private consumption increased faster (11.8 percent vs 11.4 percent in Q4). On the other hand, fixed investment growth slowed sharply (0.4 percent vs 3.4 percent) while government spending continued to contract (-8.7 percent vs -2.9 percent). Net external contributed negatively to GDP growth, as imports jumped 10.9 percent (vs 15.6 percent in Q4) while exports rose at a slower 4.2 percent (vs 12.1 percent in Q4). On a quarterly basis, the GDP shrank 2.5 percent in the first quarter, following a 3.1 percent expansion in the previous period.
2019-07-02

Palestine GDP Annual Growth Rate
The Palestinian territories (West Bank and Gaza) have been occupied by Israel since the Six-Day war in 1967. As such, Palestinian economy is dependent on Israel as it controls the movement of goods and labour and retains customs revenues. As a result, production capacity and access to natural resources has been significantly reduced and services are by far the most important sector of the economy accounting for nearly 83 percent of GDP. Palestine remains heavily dependent on foreign aid to support the government’s budget and fund infrastructure development.