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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 (nearly 83 percent of GDP). Palestine remains heavily dependent on foreign aid to support the government’s budget and fund infrastructure development. Nonetheless, in recent months, Palestinian National Authority's efforts to ease tensions with Israel have resulted in growth returning to Palestine. Yet, the growth cannot be sustainable without addressing security problems and high unemployment rate among young people. 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. Content for - Palestine GDP Annual Growth Rate - was last refreshed on Monday, August 31, 2015.