CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A research study conducted by Israel's Foreign Ministry of the 13 largest markets abroad revealed that consumers favor Israeli products.
The Foreign Ministry conducted the study in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Russia, China, India and Japan.
The research was part of Brand Israel, a project developed to examine Israel's status in the world's largest markets.
According to results of the study, 59 percent of consumers have a positive attitude toward products grown or manufactured in Israel.
While 31 percent of the more than 5,000 people polled said they would purchase products because they were Israeli made, only 2 percent said they would not purchase products from Israel.
Another 31 percent said the fact that a product came from Israel would not influence their decision one way or another, while 8 percent said they would lean toward not purchasing an Israeli-made product.
The most popular products exported by Israel are food, including fruits and vegetables; high-tech and computer-related software; and medicine and medical products.
Despite calls for boycotting Israeli made goods, they remain popular because of the quality, according to the study.
The research also revealed that 42 percent of residents in Mexico, Italy, Poland, Russia, China and India would like to visit Israel, while 61 percent of British citizens said were uninterested in visiting the Holy Land.
Source: YNet news