The country’s total exports in January 2019 amounted to US$5.28 billion, a decline of 1.8% from US$5.37 billion in the same period last year.  Japan ranked first among the Philippines’ top export markets, with export receipts amounting to US$885 million.  Other top Philippine export destinations in January 2019 were: USA, US$834 million; Hong Kong, US$645 million; China, US$641 million; and, Singapore, US$298 million.

Electronic products led the country’s top export merchandise in January 2019, with receipts valued at US$2.79 billion, an increase of 1.7% from its level in the same period last year at US$2.75 billion.  Other top export products in January 2019 were: machinery and transport equipment, US$318 million; other manufactured goods, US$313 million; ignition wiring set and other wiring sets used in vehicles, aircrafts and ships, US$196 million; and fresh bananas, US$161 million.

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