merchandise exports - updates

Rappler's latest stories on merchandise exports


PH exports fall by 3.9% in January 2016

Mar 10, 2016 - 4:37 PM

NEDA attributes the decline to weak global recovery and warns that it may continue

PH merchandise exports dip by 5.6% in 2015

Feb 16, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The trade department says weak demand from China and Japan pulled down regional exports but there are signs of growing optimism as it predicts total Philippine exports to grow by 8 to 9 for 2016

Moody's lowers Philippine GDP forecast for Q4 2015

Jan 22, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Moody s Analytics says strong growth in services including BPO is helping offset weakness in exports from sluggish global demand and in agriculture

SLOWER GROWTH. The slash in GDP growth projection is due to slowing export growth, fiscal underspending, and the impact of the El Niño-related dry spell on agricultural production

PH exports continue decline in November

Jan 12, 2016 - 4:09 PM

Given the performance of the export sector in the first 11 months of 2015 the full year target is unlikely to have been met NEDA s Arsenio Balisacan says

DECLINE. The Philippines records though the least export decline among the monitored economies in East and Southeast Asia for November 2015.

PH exports down again in October

Dec 10, 2015 - 6:55 PM

UPDATED Exports performance in the succeeding months is also anticipated to remain weak NEDA s Arsenio Balisacan says

GROWTH FACTOR. The recovery of shipments of electronic products that grew by 7.3%, on the back of stronger exports in semiconductors which grew by 11.7% offset the overall drag in PH exports growth in October 2015.

PH exports post biggest decline in September

Nov 10, 2015 - 5:22 PM

Nonetheless signs of a possible rebound of the country’s merchandise exports in the fourth quarter are likely owing to better prospects in Japan US and the Eurozone says NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan

A factory worker makes parts at a joint venture Chinese and Japanese electronics firm manufacturing digitally controlled machinery for automotive, aviation, chemical, and manufacturing industries, in Yinchuan, 03 September 2004 in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous region. Foreign investors are being lured with offers of preferential tax and land use treatment in a bid to encourage more foreign investment into China's impoverished western regions. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN

PH exports decline anew in August

Oct 09, 2015 - 3:41 PM

This marks the 5th consecutive month of negative export growth in 2015

SHARE. Components / devices (semiconductors) has the biggest share of 33.5% among electronic products and grew by 8.6% to $1.72 billion in August 2015 from $1.58 billion in August 2014. File photo from Agence France-Presse

PH exports continue to fall in July

Sep 10, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Easing commodity prices worldwide could dampen export revenue prospects in the near-term, the NEDA chief says

SLOWDOWN. Exports of semiconductors are expected to slow down in the fourth quarter of the year owing to weak orders from the EU (European Union), China, and Japan, NEDA says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

PH economic growth picking up despite slip in exports – Moody's

Aug 22, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Merchandise exports – which contribute 30 40 to GDP – however decline by 4 7 in the first semester the Philippine Statistics Authority says

PICKING UP STEAM. Moody’s says stronger government spending allowed the Philippine economy to recover from its dismal performance in the first quarter

PH exports continue decline in June

Aug 11, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Weak external demand continues to affect the country’s external trade performance

SEMICONDUCTOR. Semiconductors, which has the biggest share in Philippine exports at 33.3% among electronic products, increased by 16.9% to $1.76 billion in June 2015. File photo by Agence France-Presse

PH should boost R and D sector – economist

Jul 16, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The Philippines needs to build more farm to market roads and boost the research and development sector to sustain or even improve its economic growth says an economist

LIBERALIZATION. If the Philippines wants to make the most of ASEAN integration, the country must introduce essential reforms including the liberalization of key sectors of the economy. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz / Rappler

PH exports fall in April, lowest in 2 years

Jun 10, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Fragile global economic conditions among others pulled down Philippine exports growth in April says the National Economic and Development Authority

PH exports rebound in March

May 12, 2015 - 3:03 PM

The 2 1 recovery is the first since November yet still not enough to buoy the first quarter merchandise exports performance

PH exports drop for 3rd straight month in February

Apr 08, 2015 - 3:24 PM

UPDATED Lower sales in agro based products manufactures and petroleum products have caused the decline of Philippine merchandise exports by 3 1 in February

PH exports decline anew in January

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:12 PM

Weaker demand in manufactures and lower sales from petroleum pull down total exports growth NEDA says

PH exports hit 9% growth in 2014

Feb 10, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The strong performance offsets the December exports growth slump of 3 2

PH exports growth outperforms China anew

Jan 09, 2015 - 2:35 PM

UPDATED The country’s export performance is also the highest for the 3rd time in 2014 beating other economies in the region NEDA reports

Vietnam seen as PH’s electronics exports rival

Dec 18, 2014 - 8:42 PM

This is due to Vietnam s lower electricity rates and better port condition

ELECTRONICS EXPORT. The country's electronics industry is seen to hit the $100-billion mark in 2015. File photo by AFP.

PH export growth slowest in Oct at 2.9%

Dec 10, 2014 - 4:10 PM

The slowest growth in 6 months is attributed to the weaker sales of minerals petroleum and forest products the National Economic and Development Authority says

GROWTH CONTRIBUTOR. For the 5th consecutive month, exports of electronic products grew by 4.5%, at $2.2 billion from $2.1 billion in October 2013. File photo by Agence France-Presse

PH export growth seen to exceed 2014 target – DTI

Dec 09, 2014 - 12:25 PM

Philippine export revenues are also expected to breach the 100 billion mark in 2015

PH export growth outperforms China, jumps 15.7% in Sept

Nov 11, 2014 - 4:03 PM

The latest merchandise export growth signals the rebound of the exports sector even surpassing most economies in the region during the period NEDA says

Exports grow for 8th straight month in January

Mar 11, 2014 - 5:34 PM

NEDA says the upward trajectory of the manufacturing sector buoyed exports growth

SUSTAINED DEMAND. Philippine goods, particularly electronic products, continue to enjoy strong demand overseas. File Photo from AFP

Tuna, banana hike October exports by 6.1% to $4.4-B

Dec 11, 2012 - 11:27 AM

Agriculture exports push up the country s merchandise exports to a 6 1 growth in October says the National Statistics Office

Is PH really diversifying its exports?

Nov 13, 2012 - 8:17 PM

Other exports accounted for 36 76 of total in September with as much as 1 76 billion in revenues This reflects a hefty 79 85 growth from a year ago

EXPORTS. A crane stacks shipping containers of Philippine products for export at the international container port in Manila. Photo by AFP

February exports post 10-month high at 14.6%

Apr 12, 2012 - 5:01 PM

After a lackluster performance for almost a year the country s merchandise exports posted a 10 month high of 14 6 in February prompting analysts to say the a recovery is on its way