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Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: PHILIPPINES

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

October 30, 2012  by Staff

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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