According to the Ministry of Finance in December 2016 in Israel was sold 9800 units what is the lowest level since December 2011.
Sales in the primary housing market fell by 28% in comparison with November, while in the secondary market, on the contrary, increased by 7%, the newspaper «Globs».
The number of apartments purchased with investment purposes, decreased by 7% compared to November and by 30% in comparison with December 2015. According to the newspaper The Marker, the proportion of investors among home buyers accounted for 16%.
In total, last year in different areas of Israel had sold approximately 111 thousand apartments, while in 2015 this figure amounted to 120 thousand.
— Sale, purchase and rent housing in Israel