JERUSALEM, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) --The number of Israeli businesses importing goods from China jumped 55.3 percent year on year in 2018, according to an annual report released on Sunday by the state's Central Bureau of Statistics.
The report said 43,810 Israeli importers of goods did business with Chinese companies in 2018, compared to 28,212 in 2017.
Meanwhile, the number of Israeli businesses exporting to China in 2018 was 4,006 compared to 3,871 in 2017, an increase of 3.5 percent.
Thus, the total Israeli companies that traded with China in 2018 was 47,816, a 49-percent increase from 32,083 in 2017.
Additionally, 335,222 Israeli companies traded with the world in 2018, up 44.3 percent from 232,356 in 2017.