The book points out that government policies, "which had to be as adaptive as Israel's military and its citizens, and suffered as many turns of fortune" were also key in the country achieving fiftyfold
economic growth in 60 years.
Aquaculture, or fish farming--once a minor contributor to total fish harvests--increased fiftyfold
between the 1950s and 2008, and now contributes nearly half of all fish produced worldwide.
Barely over half a century old and in constant conflict with its neighbors, Israel has nonetheless managed to increase its GDP fiftyfold
since its inception.
Bilateral trade between the two regions multiplied fiftyfold
between 1980 and 2005, quintupling between 2000 and 2006 from $10bn to $55bn.
81) Thus, imports have exceeded exports by about fiftyfold
, as the emirate has never had a strong non-oil manufacturing base.
Their capacity to borrow, invest, and repay had increased fiftyfold
in ten years.
With a record pre-tax equity return of more than 20% and a more than fiftyfold
increase in net income, Apple Inc.