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NIS 7.7B deficit in state coffers since start of 2013
Figures released by the Finance Ministry point to a NIS 42.3 billion ($11.8 billion) deficit in the state budget in the past 12 months, or 4.5% of gross domestic product.

 

Since the start of 2013, there has been a NIS 7.7 billion ($2.16 billion) deficit in the state coffers, compared to only NIS 4.4 billion ($1.23 billion) in January-April 2012. (Avital Lahav)