The country’s total imports in January-April 2018 amounted to US$33.16 billion, an increase of 10.5% from US$30.00 billion in January-April 2017. China ranked first among the Philippines’ top import suppliers, with receipts amounting to US$6.13 billion. This is an increase of 14.7% from US$5.34 billion during the same period last year. Other top Philippine import suppliers in January-April 2018 were: Japan, US$3.49 billion; South Korea, US$3.46 billion; USA, US$2.53 billion; and, Thailand, US$2.35 billion.
Electronic products topped the country’s imports in January-April 2018, with receipts valued at US$8.75 billion, an increase of 12.0% from its level in the same period last year at US$7.81 billion. Other top import products in January-April 2018 were: mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials, US$3.71 billion; transport equipment, US$3.09 billion; industrial machinery and equipment, US$2.34 billion; and, iron and steel, US$1.74 billion.