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August factory output growth slows

MANUFACTURING output continued to expand in August albeit at a slower pace compared to a month earlier, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported last Friday.

July sees sustained double-digit growth pace for manufacturing — state data

THE COUNTRY’s manufacturing activity sustained its double-digit growth pace for the seventh straight month in July, the government reported on Wednesday.

From the Front Page: Business picks up for factories in August

PMI rises following second quarter slowdown.

Factory output growth accelerates in July

The country's manufacturing activity sustained its double-digit growth pace for the seventh straight month in July, the government reported this morning. Preliminary results from the...

Business picks up for factories in August

MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY in the Philippines saw “a modest improvement” in August as new business inflows and optimism picked up and more jobs were generated, even as production growth slowed and input costs and prices rose “at marked rates,” according to a survey conducted by IHS Markit for Nikkei, Inc..

Trade war fears hit European factories as global optimism wanes

Euro-area manufacturers saw order growth slow to the weakest pace in two years after renewed concerns over trade prospects hit confidence. Purchasing Managers’ Indexes from...

Toyota to target tripling China production over next decade

Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to triple car production in China by as soon as 2030 in a renewed push to make up lost...

Factory output growth slows in June

The country's manufacturing activity sustained its double-digit growth pace for the sixth straight month in June, the government reported this afternoon. Preliminary results from the...

Philippines’ July manufacturing growth slowest in five months

Manufacturing activity in the Philippines decelerated further in July, reaching the lowest reading in five months, as demand softens, according to an IHS Markit...

DTI cites PHL ‘economic breakout’ to lure Japan’s manufacturers

The Department of Trade and Industry is encouraging Japan's manufacturers to invest in the Philippines, citing the country's growth in the sector. “The Philippines is...

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...

Taiwanese electronics firm eyes Philippines as manufacturing hub

Taiwan-based firm New Kinpo Group (NKG) is positioning the Philippines as its next main manufacturing hub in Southeast Asia, while preparing its local unit...

Factory output growth slows in May

Factory production expanded in May, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning. Preliminary results of the PSA’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI)...

Philippines’ factory activity slows in June

THE SECOND QUARTER closed with softer manufacturing activity as higher input costs continue to mount, but was a "solid improvement" from the previous three...

The biggest employers in the manufacturing industry

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher Manufacturing makes up more than a fifth of the Philippine economy. In 2015, manufacturing establishments in the formal economy generated...

Where do we find the most number of unpaid laborers in...

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher Unpaid workers are workers who do not receive regular pay, which is either the working owners themselves or the...

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.

Electronics firms brace for higher tax cost

ELECTRONICS companies in the country -- a key driver of merchandise exports -- are bracing for bigger costs once planned changes to current fiscal incentives are implemented.

SEIPI sees production cost rising by 40% because of TRAIN 2

The Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation, Inc. (SEIPI) said the proposed terms under the tax reform's second package may hike the...

Factory output expansion fastest in eight years

Factory production expanded in April to its fastest pace in eight years, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning. Preliminary results of the PSA's...

PHL helps spur ASEAN factory activity

THE PHILIPPINES stayed second in terms of manufacturing performance in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in May, despite logging its best Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) reading so far for the year.

Factory activity best in five months

PHILIPPINE manufacturing activity saw “solid improvement” in May, picking up for the third straight month on growing demand despite “intensified” cost pressures passed on to customers via higher prices, according to the latest monthly tracking IHS Market conducted for Nikkei, Inc.

PHL factory growth picks up pace in May — Nikkei

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan, Reporter PHILIPPINE manufacturing activity saw a "solid improvement" last month to record its highest level so far this year, as demand...

Factory output growth decelerates in March

FACTORY PRODUCTION continued to expand in March albeit at a decelerated pace, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday. Preliminary results of the PSA's...

Factory output growth slows in March

Industrial production grew 13.6% in March, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning. Preliminary results from the PSA’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries...

Philippines’ PMI improves in April

Philippines’ manufacturing activity improved in April as output and new orders picked up the pace on both the local and foreign fronts even as...

China to remove foreign limits on makers of ships and aircraft

China will remove foreign-ownership limits for ship and aircraft manufacturing among key industries it’s liberalizing this year. The nation will abolish foreign limits for the...

Factories churn out more output in February – its fastest since...

Factory production expanded in February to its fastest pace in almost 8 years, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning. Preliminary results of the...

BOI approves manufacturing investments worth P6.95 billion

The Board of Investments (BOI) in a statement released on Thursday, March 22, said it has approved three expansion projects in the manufacturing sector...

Factory output growth fastest in more than four years

FACTORY production expanded to its fastest pace in more than four years in January, preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed. Manufacturing output --...

SSPC opens $51-M facility in Clark for production of latest multimedia...

SFA SEMICON Philippines Corp. (SSPC) opened its $51-million manufacturing facility in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga yesterday, where it plans to start producing the latest...

Philippine PMI gains further momentum in November

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter PHILIPPINE manufacturing activity further picked up steam in November to post the biggest surge this year on the...

Philippines reclaims ASEAN PMI lead

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter THE PHILIPPINES in October wrested from Vietnam the lead in Southeast Asia manufacturing activity that the former lost in August...

Moody’s sees more factory contraction

FACTORY OUTPUT likely contracted for a second straight month in August as high base effects kicked in, Moody’s Analytics said, even as it clarified...

Q3 ends with ‘subdued’ factory growth

By Elijah Joseph C. Tubayan Reporter THE PHILIPPINES last month managed to land second place in Southeast Asia behind Vietnam in terms of growth of manufacturing...

What slowdown? Factories chug along as global demand holds

LONDON/HONG KONG -- Factories across Asia and Europe cranked up production last month as global demand remained strong, confounding expectations growth may have peaked....

ASEAN investments sought for agribusiness, manufacturing

DAVAO CITY -- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Assistant Secretary Arturo P. Boncato in an interview said with the Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN,...