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Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: PHILIPPINES

Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlights from outline key data on the top 21 global export markets.

The biggest opportunities for Canadian companies include key growth sectors, such as: machinery and transportation equipment, base metals, chemicals, plastics

GDP: $351.4 billion (2010 est.)

GDP growth: 7.3% (2010 est.)

GDP per capita: $3,500 (2010 est.)

Population: 101,833,938 (July 2011 est.)

Labour force: 38.9 million (2010 est.)

Products: sugarcane, coconuts, rice, corn, bananas, cassavas, pineapples, mangoes; pork, eggs, beef; fish

Industry: electronics assembly, garments, footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, fishing

Exports: $50.72 billion (2010 est.)

Export Markets: semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products

Export partners: China (19%), U.S. (13.4%), Singapore (13.2%), Japan (12.8%), Hong Kong (7.6%), Germany (4.2%), South Korea (4.1%)

Trade activity with Canada:

Exports to Philippines: $669.9M

Major exports to Philippines: minerals ($186.9M), machinery and electrical components ($31.9M), vehicles ($76.7M)

Imports from Philippines: $888.9M

Major imports: vegetable products ($19M), foodstuffs ($53.4M), plastics ($55.6M), machinery and electrical components ($553.9M)

Trade Commissioner
Ms. Marife Villanueva
The Embassy of Canada to the Philippines / Ambassade du Canada aux Philippines
RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue Level 8, Tower 2, Makati City, Metro Manila, 0707, Philippines
(011-63-2) 857-9149 Fax: (011-63-2) 843-1080

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Sources: Export Development Canada , Statistics Canada and The CIA World Factbook

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