Philippine imports - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine imports


PH trade deficit ‘alarming,’ says BOI official

Dec 27, 2019 - 3:15 PM

BOI executive director Ma. Corazon Dichosa says trade deficit of the country for the past 5 years has averaged 76.54%

Senate urges gov't not to pursue sugar liberalization

Nov 11, 2019 - 6:23 PM

'We do not want another industry to fall and falter because of the liberalizing imports of these products,' says Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri

OPPOSED. Senators are opposed to sugar liberalization. Shutterstock photo

Imports, exports down in September 2019

Nov 06, 2019 - 5:55 PM

An analyst says the pullback in September imports, despite the drop in exports, means that net trade will likely not weigh on overall growth momentum in the 3rd quarter of 2019

August 2019 trade figures point to Q3 GDP growth struggle

Oct 10, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Philippines' total trade declines by 7% in August 2019 due to weaker exports and continued decline in imports

Philippine total trade declines by 1.3% in July 2019

Sep 10, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Exports slightly improve by 3.5%, while imports drop by -4.2% in July 2019

[ANALYSIS] Dismal growth: Why is the PH economy losing its momentum?

Aug 15, 2019 - 1:19 PM

Economic managers need to be more forthright about the state of the Philippine economy and not paint a picture of it that is rosier than the data suggest

Trade gap narrows in June 2019 as Philippines imports less steel

Aug 07, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Total imports decrease by 10.4%, led by iron and steel. Meanwhile, 7 out of 10 major export commodities grow.

Trade deficit narrows in May 2019 as imports drop

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Due to the decrease in 6 of the top 10 imported goods and a slight increase in exports, the Philippines' trade deficit slightly narrows in May 2019

Philippine exports drop, imports rise in February 2019

Apr 11, 2019 - 12:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippines' balance of trade in goods increased to a $2.79-billion deficit, from a $2.54-billion deficit year-on-year

Philippine exports, imports nosedive in December 2018

Feb 12, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says both imports and exports shrank in December 2018. Overall, the country's trade gap is now at its widest in history.

Weak peso fails to lift Philippine exports in June 2018

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the country posted a wider year-on-year trade deficit in June after imports rose to their fastest pace

TRADE GAP. The Philippines posts a wider year-on-year trade deficit in June. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Philippines' trade deficit widens by 47.6% in May 2018

Jul 10, 2018 - 2:15 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority says the country's imports further increased by 11.4%, while exports slumped by 3.8%

TRADE GAP. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reports a wider trade gap in May 2018. AFP photo

PH exports, imports up in August

Oct 10, 2017 - 10:15 PM

China is the Philippines' top trading partner for the 1st semester of 2017, accounting for 15% of the total trade

MAIN COMMODITY. Electronic products remain as the top imported commodities, accounting for 25% of the total import bill. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

WATCH: Did you know the Philippines exports to North Korea?

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:09 PM

The Philippines is one of the top exporters to North Korea

PH exports fall by 7.5% in November 2016

Jan 10, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia expects a better year for exports in 2017 in anticipation of stronger trade ties with China and Russia

DAMPENING DEMAND. Demand for electronics exports decline from key markets. File photo Romeo Gacad/AFP.

Philippines immune from China slowdown, HSBC says

Oct 24, 2015 - 9:27 AM

HSBC says capital flight has hurt Malaysia and Indonesia amid lower commodity prices

NO FEAR. HSBC says fragile global economic conditions will not pull down Philippine economic growth

PH exports to grow 6.8% in 2014 – UN ESCAP

Sep 25, 2014 - 10:37 AM

The UN ESCAP’s 2014 exports and imports projections for the Philippines are some of the highest among selected Asia Pacific economies

Port congestion blamed for import decline in June

Aug 26, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Imports fell for the second straight month in June

Imports up 9.6% in March despite electronics decline

May 27, 2014 - 2:39 PM

The performance of mineral fuels transport equipment and other commodities bucked the weakness seen in the electronics sector

SUSTAINED GROWTH. Exports continue to grow by double digits on recovering demand from the Philippines' trading partners. Photo by AFP

Customs files charges vs 2 steel importers, customs brokers

Apr 14, 2014 - 6:02 PM

Customs Commissioner John Sevilla says the two firms did not only attempt to defraud the government of revenues they also endangered lives with their substandard steel imports

SMUGGLED. Bureau of Customs deputy commissioner Ariel Nepomuceno inspects one of the 26 container vans containing misdeclared steel products apprehended at the Manila port. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

October imports at 18-month low

Dec 27, 2013 - 2:51 PM

October imports reached 4 824 billion 8 6 percent lower compared to the figure recorded in October 2012

DECLINE. October imports is at an 18-month low. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

Sept imports up 7.2%

Nov 26, 2013 - 2:07 PM

Higher demand for goods is expected during the holiday season says government

HOLIDAY DEMAND. September imports increased year-on-year due to higher electronics shipments. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

August imports growth slide to 6.9%

Oct 25, 2013 - 12:14 PM

Value of imports in August reached 5 542 billion reflecting a 6 9 year on year hike that s slower than July s pace

SLOWER GROWTH. The pace of growth of Philippine imports slowed down in August. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

Imports bounce back in July

Sep 25, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Imports recover in July on the back of higher shipments of electronic products

A staff member of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines shows in their Manila office on December 10, 2008 computer chips manufactured by foreign semiconductor firms in the country. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

Imports fall anew in June

Aug 27, 2013 - 12:23 PM

Weak electronics shipments continue to weigh on imports

A staff member of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines shows in their Manila office on December 10, 2008 computer chips manufactured by foreign semiconductor firms in the country. AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

April imports up for first time in 4 months

Jun 25, 2013 - 10:50 AM

Imports are buoyed by higher shipments of oil and related products which offset continued weakness in the electronics sector

Electronics decline caps import growth

Feb 26, 2013 - 10:26 AM

Imports barely grow in 2012 as shipments of the main electronics group decline

10-mo PH imports growth below 1%

Dec 28, 2012 - 2:07 PM

Imports continue to recover in October as the fourth quarter begins

Imports rebound in September

Nov 27, 2012 - 11:34 AM

The country s merchandise imports rise 3 6 in September to 5 267 billion from 5 083 billion last year

Electronics continue 2-year decline in total import share

Sep 25, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Electronic imports continue two year decline in July based on data from the NSO