Israel: bonds

Like most governments worldwide, the Israeli government addresses its domestic debt by issuing government bonds to raise funds from the public and to recycle previously issued bonds reaching maturity. The Israeli bond market offers corporate bonds of the largest and most successful firms in Israel, and governmental bonds, including unlinked fixed-rate and floating-rate bonds, T-Bills, and CPI-linked bonds. Bonds trade locally on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
The Israeli bond market has grown tremendously during the last decade, due largely to the impact of reforms in 2005-2006, which improved on the already highly-developed and computerized trading venue.
The Israeli corporate bond market is strong, after taking a hit in 2008-2009. Israeli tycoons were buying assets for high prices—which were acceptable at the time—and financed their purchases by issuing bonds. They then took a hit when the global financial crises ensued. Even though some Israeli firms are still struggling to recover, most of them—particularly the banks, communication, pharmaceutical and chemical firms—are very strong. Israeli firms managed to raise NIS 43B in 2010, almost double what they raised in 2008.

Outstanding bond issues

Сurrency Outstanding bond issues Cumulative volume
sovereign
USD 35 10 883 111 552
ILS 30 417 984 654 997
EUR 4 5 250 000 000
GBP 1 100 000 000
corporate
ILS 587 339 242 557 429
USD 28 26 121 444 690
EUR 6 7 000 000 000
CHF 4 1 450 000 000

Sovereign rating

Rating AgencyRatingRating scaleDate
Dagong Credit *** International scale rating (foreign curr.) ***
Dagong Credit *** International scale rating (local curr.) ***
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) *** Country Risk Classifications ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- foreign currency ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- local currency ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Foreign Currency LT ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Local Currency LT ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (foreign curr.) ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (local curr.) ***
National Rating Agency *** Global scale ***
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Latest bond issues

issue ISIN coupon volume end of placement maturity date
MDG Real Estate Global, 3.75% 30apr2021, ILS (B2) - Domestic bonds IL0011405573 3.75% 247 093 000  ILS 04/03/2017 04/30/2021
GFI Real Estate, 5.75% 2apr2024, ILS (B2) - Domestic bonds IL0011405409 5.75% 298 878 000  ILS 04/02/2017 04/02/2024
Delta Galil Industries, 3.85% 31dec2026, ILS (B6) - Domestic bonds IL0062701938 3.85% 208 877 000  ILS 03/27/2017 12/31/2026
Israel Electric, 4.5% 28feb2021, ILS (B28) - Domestic bonds IL0060002289 4.5% 271 429 000  ILS 03/26/2017 02/28/2021
Israel Electric, 4.5% 28feb2026, ILS (B29) - Domestic bonds IL0060002362 4.5% 913 503 000  ILS 03/26/2017 02/28/2026
Israel, SHAHAR 3.75 31mar2047 - Domestic bonds IL0011401937 3.75% 258 000 000  ILS 03/06/2017 03/31/2047
Delek Group, 4.3% 20feb2025, ILS - Domestic bonds IL0011347908 4.3% 3 275 667 080  ILS 02/21/2017 02/20/2025
All Year Holdings, 3.95% 28feb2024, ILS (B3) - Domestic bonds IL0011401366 3.95% 582 134 000  ILS 02/20/2017 02/28/2024
Isras Investment Company, 5.05% 1mar2027, ILS - Domestic bonds IL0061301995 5.05% 577 919 000  ILS 02/20/2017 03/01/2027
Alony Hetz Properties & Investments, 3.85% 28feb2027, ILS - Domestic bonds IL0039003541 3.85% cpn steps up by 25bp for each rating downgrade, up to 100bp over issue 1 089 655 300  ILS 02/20/2017 02/28/2027

World Bond market statistics

Quarterly indices

Type IV 2016 III 2016 II 2016 I 2016 IV 2015 III 2015 II 2015
BIS volume of international-bond market of emerging countries
Israeli international bonds, USD bln 32.100 34.100 33.800 33.900 32.300 29.500 29.600
BIS net issues of international-bond market of emerging countries
International-bond net issue of Israel, USD bln 1.800 0.300   1.400 2.900 0.000 0.000

Emerging Markets International Bonds

Monthly indices

Type Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Jan 2017 Dec 2016 Nov 2016 Oct 2016 Sep 2016
Middle East International Bonds Markets
Israel international bonds, USD bln 51.190 50.897 51.668 48.928 49.082 51.251 52.140
Israel corporate international bonds, USD bln 34.582 34.530 35.195 34.966 35.099 37.156 37.763
Israel sovereign international bonds, USD bln 16.608 16.366 16.473 13.961 13.983 14.094 14.377
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Currencies

Daily indices

Type: 04/21/2017 04/20/2017 04/19/2017 04/18/2017 04/17/2017 04/14/2017 04/13/2017
Exchange Rates (Emerging Markets)
USD/ILS 3.6754 3.6718 3.6714 3.6666 3.6588 3.6584 3.6643
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Credit Risk Indicators

Daily indices

Type: 04/21/2017 04/20/2017 04/19/2017 04/18/2017 04/17/2017 04/14/2017 04/13/2017
CDS Interactive Data 
CDS 6M Israel * * * * * * *
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Risk Management Institute

Daily indices

Type: 04/20/2017 04/19/2017 04/18/2017 04/17/2017 04/14/2017 04/13/2017 04/12/2017
RMI CVI - Middle East
Israel CVI value weighted  9.10 9.06 8.99 8.96 8.95 8.94 8.82
Israel CVI tail  120.33 120.97 121.33 122.02 119.88 119.88 118.72
Israel CVI equally weighted  24.57 24.49 24.37 24.05 24.25 24.25 23.82
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Macroeconomic Indicators (World economy)

Monthly indices

Type Mar 2017 Feb 2017 Jan 2017
Inflation Rate (World), % to the same period of the previous year
Inflation Rate (Israel) 0.40 0.40 0.10
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Yearly indices

Type 2016 2015
Government Debt to GDP (World), %
Government Debt to GDP(Israel) 61.90 64.80

JP Morgan

Daily indices

Type: 08/20/2013 08/19/2013 08/16/2013 08/15/2013 08/14/2013 08/13/2013 08/12/2013
CEMBI (publication was suspended since 20.08.2013) 
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ELMI (publication was suspended since 20.08.2013) 
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Bonds prices

issue volume maturity date bid prices ask prices
date bid price yield date ask price yield
Israel, 0% 15aug2024, USD (10220D)   USD 08/15/2024 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 **.**** *.**
Israel, 0% 15feb2020, USD (8571D)   USD 02/15/2020 05/18/2016 **.**** *.* 05/18/2016 **.**** *.**
Israel, 0% 15feb2021, USD (9152D)   USD 02/15/2021 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 **.**** *.**
Israel, 0% 15feb2021, USD (9831D)   USD 02/15/2021 05/18/2016 **.**** *.* 05/18/2016 **.**** *.**
Israel, 0% 15feb2024, USD (10032D)   USD 02/15/2024 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.**** *.**
Israel, 0% 15feb2024, USD (10926D)   USD 02/15/2024 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 **.**** *.**
Israel, 0% 15mar2022, USD (10394D)   USD 03/15/2022 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 **.**** *
Israel, 0% 15mar2023, USD (10948D)   USD 03/15/2023 05/18/2016 **.**** *.* 05/18/2016 **.**** *.**
Israel, 0% 15nov2022, USD (10292D)   USD 11/15/2022 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 **.**** *.*
Israel, 0% 15nov2023, USD (10598D)   USD 11/15/2023 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 **.**** *.**
Israel, 0% 15nov2024, USD (10160D)   USD 11/15/2024 05/18/2016 **.**** *.** 05/18/2016 **.**** *.**
Israel, 2.875% 16mar2026, USD   USD 03/16/2026 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Israel, 2.875% 29jan2024, EUR   EUR 01/29/2024 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 *** *.**
Israel, 3.15% 30jun2023, USD   USD 06/30/2023 05/18/2016 ***.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Israel, 4.0% 30jun2022, USD   USD 06/30/2022 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Israel, 4.5% 30jan2043, USD   USD 01/30/2043 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Israel, 4.625% 18mar2020, EUR   EUR 03/18/2020 05/18/2016 ***.** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Israel, 5.125% 26mar2019, USD   USD 03/26/2019 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Israel, 5.5% 4dec2023, USD   USD 12/04/2023 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Israel, 5.50% 9nov2016, USD   USD 11/09/2016 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Israel, 7.250% 15dec2028, USD   USD 12/15/2028 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
B Communications, 7.375% 15feb2021, USD   USD 02/15/2021 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Delek & Avner, 2.803% 30dec2016, USD   USD 12/30/2016 05/18/2016 *** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Delek & Avner, 3.839% 30dec2018, USD   USD 12/30/2018 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 *** *.**
Delek & Avner, 4.435% 30dec2020, USD   USD 12/30/2020 05/18/2016 *** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Delek & Avner, 5.082% 30dec2023, USD   USD 12/30/2023 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Delek & Avner, 5.412% 30dec2025, USD   USD 12/30/2025 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Israel Chemicals, 4.5% 2dec2024, USD   USD 12/02/2024 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Israel Electric, 5% 12nov2024, USD   USD 11/12/2024 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.*
Israel Electric, 5.63% 21jun2018, USD   USD 06/21/2018 05/18/2016 ***.** *.* 05/18/2016 ***.** *.*
Israel Electric, 6.70% 10feb2017, USD   USD 02/10/2017 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Israel Electric, 6.88% 21jun2023, USD   USD 06/21/2023 05/18/2016 ***.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
Israel Electric, 7.25% 15jan2019, USD   USD 01/15/2019 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Israel Electric, 7.7% 15jul2018, USD   USD 07/15/2018 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Israel Electric, 7.75% 15dec2027, USD (ABS)   USD 12/15/2027 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.*
Israel Electric, 7.875% 15dec2026, USD   USD 12/15/2026 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Israel Electric, 9.375% 28jan2020, USD   USD 01/28/2020 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Israel Electric, FRN 17jan2018, USD (ABS)   USD 01/17/2018 05/18/2016 **.**** * 05/18/2016 ***.**** *
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, 1.25% 31mar2023, EUR   EUR 03/31/2023 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, 1.50% 25oct2018, CHF   CHF 10/25/2018 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** -*.**
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, 1.875% 31mar2027, EUR   EUR 03/31/2027 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, 2.25% 18mar2020, USD   USD 03/18/2020 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, 2.40% 10nov2016, USD   USD 11/10/2016 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, 2.875% 15apr2019, EUR   EUR 04/15/2019 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, 3.650% 10nov2021, USD   USD 11/10/2021 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, 6.15% 1feb2036, USD   USD 02/01/2036 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
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