Decline in sales of government bonds and makam


Bonds and makam: In June 2012 nonresidents sold a net $180 million of government bonds and about $70 million of makam, a decline in those figures compared with the previous two months. Since the beginning of the year, nonresidents sold some $4.8 billion in those two asset classes combined. In June, activity in government bonds traded abroad was balanced.


Israeli shares: In June nonresidents sold a net $120 million in shares on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), following net sales of $160 million in May. Nonresidents invested a net $100 million in Israeli shares traded abroad.   


Nonresidents' direct investment: In June, nonresidents' net direct investment in Israel via domestic banks totaled about $280 million, most of which was invested in the high-tech industry.




Investments in foreign securities by institutional investors.


Shares: In June, net investments by Israeli residents in foreign shares traded abroad totaled $240 million; of which a net $210 million was invested by institutional investors.


Bonds: In June, residents sold a net $180 million in tradable bonds abroad—institutional investors sold a net $110 million, and there were net sales of $70 million by households and the business sector.


Direct investment abroad: In June, residents invested a net $350 million in direct investment abroad, mainly in the pharmaceuticals industries.