With over 1,800 facilities, the Israeli food processing sector is an important player in the domestic economy. In 2017, Israeli food processors’ annual revenue stood at $16.75 billion while the beverage and tobacco industry’s annual revenue was $2.2 billion. The sector currently represents over 17 percent of Israel’s total manufacturing industry’s revenue. With limited land and resources, as well as a growing population, the ingredients demanded by the Israeli food processing sector represent an excellent opportunity for U.S. exporters of food ingredients. In 2018, Israel imported $2.79 billion in raw food products for the food processing industry.