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Philippines’ top trade partners for exports (May 2018)

By Mark T. Amoguis, Researcher The United States was the top market of Philippine-made products in May, contributing $840.15 million to total exports. It was...

China’s economy slows as expected with trade war dimming outlook

China’s economic expansion slowed in line with expectations, signaling broadly stable output as the trade conflict with the US intensifies. Gross domestic product increased 6.7%...

Some US manufacturers feeling trade war pinch: survey

Washington -- Some US manufacturers are delaying investments and raising prices as President Donald Trump escalates trade wars with key US economic partners but...

EU urges big powers to avert trade ‘conflict and chaos’

Beijing, China -- The European Union called Monday on the United States, China and Russia to work together to cool worsening global trade tensions,...

Trade gap widens as exports decline for fifth straight month

Exports declined for the fifth straight month in May while imports grew by double-digits, reported the Philippine Statistics Authority Tuesday morning. Exports declined by 3.8%...

Philippines’ top agriculture export products

By Lourdes O. Pilar, Researcher The Philippines exported $1.165 billion worth of farm goods in the first quarter of 2018, 26.2% less than the $1.579...

Where does the Philippines sell most of its exported goods?

By Carmina Angelica V. Olano, Researcher US, Hong Kong and Japan continued to be the Philippines' top export destinations, accounting for 45% of total exports in...

Electronics industry expects to hit $50-B export level by 2030

THE Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI) said its industry road map sets a 6% annual export growth target which will help it achieve its $50 billion target for export sales by 2030.

Trade remains a drag in April as exports drop to lowest...

THE country’s trade deficit expanded in April on account of declining merchandise exports and a double-digit surge in inbound shipments, the government reported on Friday.

Trade gap widens as exports drop to its lowest in almost...

The Philippines' trade deficit expanded in April as imports grew by double-digits while exports contracted for the fourth straight month, the Philippine Statistics Authority...

DA to ask South Korea for lower export tariffs

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is seeking little to no tariffs for agricultural exports to South Korea through a preferential trade agreement (PTA) expected...

Weak trade data add to growth risks

By Mark T. Amoguis Researcher THE Philippine economy -- whose first-quarter performance will be reported today -- could not rely on trade as sales abroad of...

Exports down, imports flat in March – PSA

The Philippines’ trade deficit once again widened in March as exports slumped while imports barely grew, the government reported this morning. Preliminary data from the...

Trade gap grows as exports drop

MERCHANDISE EXPORTS in February fell for the first time in 15 months while imports continued to grow by double digits leading to a wider...

Trade deficit continues to widen in February

The Philippines' trade deficit once again expanded in February as imports grew by double-digits while exports contracted during the month, the Philippine Statistics Authority...

Trade gap continues to widen as imports outpace exports in January

THE Philippines’ trade deficit continued to widen in January with imports rising by double-digits amid flat exports growth. Preliminary data released yesterday by the Philippine...

Imports outpaced exports in January

Trade deficit continued to widen in January with imports growing in double-digits while exports growth was flat. Preliminary data released yesterday by the Philippine Statistics...

Exports contract in December

Merchandise export sales contracted in December due to declines posted by four out of the top ten commodities for the month, the government reported...

Trade deficit widens in November as imports outpaced exports

THE Philippines registered a November trade deficit of $3.78 billion in its balance of trade in goods, wider than the $2.49 billion shortfall in...

Exports up 6.6% in October, top target

Merchandise exports grew by 6.6% to $5.366 billion in October, bringing total exports on track to beat the official target, data from Philippine Statistics...

Coconut oil exports surge amid improved output, prices

COCONUT oil (CNO) exports rose over 37% in the first nine months as production was boosted by more favorable weather, resulting in an upward...

Banana exporters ask gov’t to improve access to key markets

By Maya M. Padillo and Carmencita A. Carillo Correspondents DAVAO CITY -- Banana exporters said the government must help improve access to key markets in the...

DTI eyes upward export growth

THE Department of Trade and Industry is eyeing a steady growth in exports within the next five years on the back of the economy’s...

2017 exports to European Union may hit $10 billion, DTI...

PHILIPPINE EXPORTS to the European Union (EU) could hit $10 billion by the end of the year, riding on the back of generalized system...

February exports see biggest drop in four months

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Philippines' export performance

This is the country's export performance as of September 2015. 

Merchandise export and factory output performance

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