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MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS  
Real GDP Growth Rate 6.4% Jan-Mar 2017
  6.9% FY 2016
  6.1% FY 2015
     
GDP Per Capita US$ 687 Q1 2017
  US$ 2,953 FY 2016
  US$ 2,883 FY 2015
     
Inflation Rate 3.2% Jan-May 2017 (Ave)
  1.8%  FY 2016 
  1.4% FY 2015 
     
Exchange Rate (PhP-US$) PhP 49.88 Jan-Jun 2017
  PhP 47.49 FY 2016
  PhP 45.50 FY 2015
     
Overseas Filipino Remittances  US$ 6.95 B  Jan-Mar 2017   
  7.7% YTD Growth Rate
     
  US$ 26.90 B  FY 2016 
  5.1% YTD Growth Rate
     
  US$ 25.61 B   FY 2015 
   4.6% YTD Growth Rate 
     
Gross International Reserves (end-of period) US$ 82.07 B  May 2017 Import Cover 
  9.1 (#. of months)
     
  US$ 80.69 B  Dec 2016 Import Cover 
  8.9 (#. of months)
     
  US$ 80.67 B  Dec 2015 Import Cover 
  9.9 (#. of months)
     
Overall BOP Position (US$ 0.08 B)   Jan-Apr 2017 
  212.0% YTD Growth Rate
     
  (US$ 0.42 B)  FY 2016 
  (116.1%) YTD Growth Rate
     
   US$ 2.62 B  FY 2015 
  191.5% YTD Growth Rate
     
Employment Rate 94.3% Apr 2017
  94.5% FY 2016
  93.7% FY 2015
     
Unemployment Rate 5.7% Apr 2017
  5.5% FY 2016
  6.3% FY 2015
     
TRADE AND INVESTMENTS
Total Trade  US$ 49.23 B   Jan-Apr 2017
   12.8%  YTD Growth Rate
     
  US$ 141.51B FY 2016
  8.9% YTD Growth Rate
     
   US$ 129.89 B  FY 2015
   1.9%  YTD Growth Rate
     
Merchandise Exports US$ 20.32 B Jan-Apr 2017
  15.3% YTD Growth Rate
     
  US$ 57.41 B FY 2016
  (2.4%) YTD Growth Rate
     
   US$ 58.83 B FY 2015
   (5.3%)  YTD Growth Rate 
     
Merchandise Imports  US$ 28.91 B  Jan-Apr 2017
  11.1% YTD Growth Rate
     
  US$ 84.11 B FY 2016
  18.3% YTD Growth Rate
     
   US$ 71.07 B FY 2015
   8.7%  YTD Growth Rate
     
 Net Foreign Direct Investments  US$ 1.05 B Jan-Feb 2017 
   11.0%  YTD Growth Rate
     
   US$ 7.93 B  FY 2016
   40.7%  YTD Growth Rate
     
  US$ 5.64 B FY 2015
  1.7% YTD Growth Rate
     
BOI-PEZA Approved Investments   PhP 53.01 B  Jan-Feb 2017
  4.6% YTD Growth Rate
     
   PhP 387.65 B Jan-Oct 2016  
   19.1%  
     
  PhP 661.82 B FY 2015
  4.3% YTD Growth Rate
     
 IPA-Approved Investments  PhP 685.95 B (0.1%) FY 2016
  (0.1%)  YTD Growth Rate
     
   PhP 686.87 B FY 2015
  (9.1%) YTD Growth Rate
     
OTHER STATISTICS  
Tourist Arrivals 1.21 M Jan-Feb 2017
  10.9% YTD Growth Rate
     
  5.97 M FY 2016
  11.3% YTD Growth Rate
     
  5.36 M FY 2015
  10.9% YTD Growth Rate
     
Purchasing Manager’s Index 55.2 (Overall) Mar 2017
  55.1 (Manufacturing)  
  56.0 (Services)  
  54.0 (Retail & Merchandising)  
     
Philippine Competitiveness Ranking 57 of 138 2016 WEF
  41 of 63 2017 IMD
  99 of 190 2017 Doing Business
   58 of 180 2017 Heritage
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