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The annual employment rate for 2016 was reported at 94.5 percent, while the unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, based on the 2016 Labor Force Surveys. The labor force participation rate was estimated at 63.4 percent while the proportion of underemployed persons (or those employed persons who expressed desire to have additional hours of work in their present job, an additional job, or a new job with longer working hours) was estimated at 18.3 percent .
(Note: Estimates based on the average of the four (4) rounds (January, April, July, and October)

Source of data: Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA)
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The peso-dollar exchange rate continued to go up in December 2016, reaching a monthly average of PHP 49.82. It is the highest rate registered in 2016. This is also higher compared to PHP 47.23 in the same period in 2015. It brought the average peso-dollar exchange rate for 2016 to PHP 47.49, which is higher than the PHP 45.50 in 2015

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Philippine Stock Exchange Index ended at 6,804.64 for the month of December 2016. This higher compared to 6781.20 for November 2016.

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The peso further weakens against the US dollar as shown by the increasing exchange rate from 48.35 in October to 49.16 in November. This is also higher compared to 47.01 in the same period last year.

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In 2015, the Bicol region recorded the fastest growth among the 17 regions at 8.4 percent. It was followed by Western Visayas at 8.3 percent and Davao at 7.9 percent. On the contrary, the poorest performance was that for ARMM; its GRDP contracted by 0.8 percent,

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The countrys year-on-year headline inflation rate went up to 2.3 percent in September, from 1.8 percent in August. This is the highest rate registered since January of this year. Likewise, core inflation rate went up to 2.3 percent in September, from 2.0 percent last month.

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Based on the latest data from the BSP, the total external debt registered at US$77.72 billion as of the end of June this year. This is higher compared to that of the same period in 2015, at US$75.00 billion.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate went up to 47.43 in September, from 46.68 in August. This is also higher compared to 46.75 in the same period last year.

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Based on preliminary data, the gross international reserves (GIR) rose to US$85.90 billion in the end of September. This is slightly higher by US$0.11 billion from that of the end of August, at US$85.79 billion. The end-September 2016 GIR remains ample as it can cover 10 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income.

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The 2015 Census of Population shows that the country's population as of August 1, 2015 is 101 million, higher by 8.64 million compared to 2010's 92.34 million. The population rose by roughly 24.5 million in the last 15 years.

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The GDP grew by 6.9 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the highest since the second quarter of 2013 . Based on PSA report, this was driven by the Services Sector which grew by 7.9 percent and the Industry growing by 8.7 percent. Meanwhile, GNI posted a growth rate of 7.6 percent.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate went up to 47.06 in July, from 46.46.45 in June. This is also higher compared to 46.14 in the same period last year.

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The countrys year-on-year headline inflation rate remained at 1.9 percent in July 2016.
Likewise, core inflation rate remained at 1.9 percent

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Based on the preliminary data, the countrys gross international reserves (GIR) rose to US$83.97 billion as of end of June. This is higher by US$1.04 billion from the end of May of US$82.93 billion. The end-June 2016 GIR remains ample as it can cover 10.3 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income.

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The year-on-year headline inflation rate continued to go up to 1.9 percent in June, from 1.6 percent in May. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the increase was mainly due to higher annual increment in the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index. Contributing also to the uptrend were higher annual growth recorded in the indices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco; clothing and footwear; furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house; health; recreation and culture; and restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services. Likewise, the core inflation rate further went up to 1.9 percent, from 1.6 percent a month ago.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate went down to 46.4645 in June, from 46.8023 in May. It shows that the peso become stronger compared to the US dollar for the month of June. Meanwhile, this figure is higher compared to 44.9831 in the same period last year.

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The countrys gross international reserves (GIR) reached US$83.51 billion as of end of May. This marks a decline by US$0.23 billion from the end of April of US$83.74 billion. The GIR remains ample as it can cover 10.4 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income. (Source: BSP, based on preliminary data)

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate went up to 46.802 in May, from 46.285 in April. This is higher compared to 44.611 in the same period last year.

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The year-on-year headline inflation rate accelerated to 1.6 percent in May, from 1.1 percent in April. Interestingly, As noted in the press release of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the higher annual increments were noted in the indices of food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages and tobacco; clothing and footwear; furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house; health; transport; communication; recreation and culture; and restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services. Likewise, the core inflation rate went up to 1.6 percent, from 1.5 percent a month ago.

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The countrys year-on-year headline inflation rate remained at 1.1 percent in April. Based on PSA's press release, mixed movements in the annual growths were observed among the commodity groups. Higher annual gains were noted in the indices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco; clothing and footwear; health; recreation and culture; and restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services. On the other hand, the index for housing, water, electricity, gas, and other fuels continued to register annual decline while the rest of the commodity groups remained at March's rates. Likewise, core inflation rate remained at 1.5 percent.

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The GDP grew by 6.9 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the highest since the second quarter of 2013. Based on PSA report, this was driven by the Services Sector which grew by 7.9 percent and the Industry growing by 8.7 percent. Meanwhile, GNI posted a growth rate of 7.6 percent.

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 7,159.29 for the month of April. This is lower compared to last Marchs 7,262.30.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate went down to 46.285 in April, from 46.724 in March.It shows that the peso had become relatively stronger compared to the US dollar. However, this figure is still higher compared to44.414 in the same period last year.

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 7,262.30 for the month of March. This is higher compared to last Februarys 6,671.04.

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The countrys year-on-year headline inflation rate started in 2016 at a lower rate of 1.3 percent, from 1.5 percent in December 2015. As reported in the press release of Philippine Statistics Authority(PSA), this was primarily due to the annual decline in housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels. The indices of clothing and footwear; furnishing; household equipment and routine maintenance of the house; health; transport; and recreation and culture also posted lower growth. Likewise, the core inflation rate went down to 1.8 percent, from 2.1 percent a month ago.

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 6,687.62 in January. This is lower by 13.03 percent compared to 7,689.91 for the same period last year.

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The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate in January 2016 marks the highest rate in the last 6 years and 3 months since Oct. 2009, the rate has not exceeded the monthly average of P47.511 recorded last month.

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The country`s gross international reserves (GIR) stood at US$80.67 billion in the end of December 2015. This is slightly higher by US$0.49 billion from the end of November of the same year. The GIR remains ample as it can cover 10.3 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income.

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The total external debt reached US$75.61 billion as of the end of September 2015. This figure is lower compared to that of the same period in 2014, at US$77.09 billion.

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The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate went up to 47.23 in December, from 47.01 in November 2015. This is higher compared to 44.68 in the same period last year. The annual rate for 2015 is at 45.50, higher than 2014's 44.39.

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 6,952.08 in 2015. This has declined by 3.85 percent compared to 7,230.57 from the same period.

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The countrys headline inflation rate went up to 1.5 percent in December, from 1.1 percent in November 2015. As noted in the press release of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), higher annual rates were registered in the indices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco; health; transport; and recreation and culture. Likewise, core inflation rate increased to 2.1 percent in December, from 1.8 percent in November 2015.
Annual average headline inflation rate for the year 2015 registered at 1.4 . This is lower compared to 4.1 percent in 2014. Meanwhile, core inflation was at 2.1 percent in 2015, from 3.0 percent in 2014.

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 6,927.07 for the month of November. This is lower compared to last Octobers 7,134.26

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 7,134.26 for the month of October. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 7,134.26 for the month of October. This is higher compared to last September's 6,893.98.

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The total external debt stood at US$74.99 billion as of the end of June this year. This marks a slide from the first quarter's US$75.32 billion.

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The gross international reserves (GIR) based on preliminary data rose to US$81.14 billion in the end of October. This is slightly higher by US$0.59 billion from the end of September. The GIR remains ample as it can cover 10.4 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income.

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The year-on-year headline inflation rate remained at 0.4 percent, which is the same as that of last month. As noted in the press release of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), higher annual rates for the indices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco, clothing and footwear, health, and transport were observed. On the other hand, rates for the following indices decelerated: food and non-alcoholic beverages; furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house; and, recreation and culture. Meanwhile, the core inflation rate slightly went up to 1.5 percent in October from 1.4 percent in September 2015.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate went down to 46.3609 in October, from 46.7504 in September.
It shows that the peso had become relatively stronger compared to the US dollar. However, this figure is still higher compared to 44.798 in the same period last year.

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The year-on-year headline inflation rate continued to go down to 0.6 percent in August, from 0.8 percent in July. As noted in the press release of the PSA-NSO, the decline was still due to decreases in the indices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and transport. Annual increments also decelerated in all the other commodity groups except in the indices of communication; education; and restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services. Likewise, the core inflation rate further declined to 1.6 percent in August, from 1.9 percent in July.

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The country`s gross international reserves (GIR) reached US$80.4 billion as of end of July. This marks a decline by US$0.2 billion from the end of June 2015. The country`s gross international reserves (GIR) reached US$80.4 billion as of end of July. This marks a decline by US$0.2 billion from the end of June 2015. This level is also lower compared to that of the same period of 2014, at US$80.6 billion. Nevertheless, the GIR remains ample as it can cover 10.6 months` worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate further went up to 45.2649 in July, from 44.9831 in June. This is higher compared to 43.467 in the same period last year. This marks the third consecutive month where the monthly average is rising.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate further went up to 44.9831 in June, from 44.6106 in May.


The country`s total foreign debt stands at US$75.3 billion as of March 2015. As shown in the figure below, external debt has been declining since 2012.

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The countrys gross international reserves (GIR) rose to US$80.8 billion in the end of June 2015. There was an increment of US$0.4 billion from end of May this year.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate further went up to 44.9831 in June, from 44.6106 in May. This is higher compared to that the same period last year at 43.467. Noticeably, this is the highest monthly average rate registered since September 2010

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The country`s year-on-year headline inflation rate went down further to 1.6 percent in May, from 2.2 percent in April. Interestingly, this has been the lowest inflation rate registered since 2000.


The country`s year-on-year headline inflation rate went down further to 1.6 percent in May, from 2.2 percent in April. Interestingly, this has been the lowest inflation rate registered since 2000. According to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the downtrend was mainly due to indices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and communication. Lower annual increments in the indices of food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages and tobacco; clothing and footwear; and furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house also contributed. Likewise, core inflation rate went down to 2.2 percent in May, from 2.5 percent in April.

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 7,580.46 for the month of May. This is lower compared to last April`s 7,714.82.

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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 5.2 percent in the first quarter of 2015. This rate is lower than that of the same quarter last year by 0.4 percentage points. The Gross National Income(GNI) growth rate also went down from 6.6 to 4.7 percent. .

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 7,714.82 for the month of April. This is lower compared to last March`s 7,940.49.


The average peso-dollar exchange rate slightly went down to 44.4136 in April, from 44.4457 in March. However, this figure is still lower than that for the same period last year (44.6420). It shows that the peso had become relatively stronger compared to the US dollar.

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The year-on-year headline inflation rate continued to go down to 2.2 percent in April, from 2.4 percent in March. As noted in the press release of the PSA-NSO, the decline was still due to decreases in the indices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, as well as of transport and communication. Annual increases in indices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, clothing and footwear, health, and restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services also eased. Meanwhile, the core inflation rate slightly declined to 2.5 percent in April, from 2.7 percent in March.

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 7,714.82 for the month of April. This is lower compared to last March`s 7,940.49.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate slightly went up to 44.4457 in March, from 44.2214 in February.


The total external debt stood at US$77.7 billion as of end of December 2014. This is lower compared to the US$78.5 billion posted in the same period of 2013.

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The year-on-year headline inflation rate slightly went down to 2.4 percent in March, from 2.5 percent in February. Based on the PSA-NSO press released, the indices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; transport and communication continued to post negative annual rates. Slowdowns in the annual increases were also noted in all the other commodity groups except in the indices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco; education; and restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services. On the other hand, the core inflation rate further went up to 2.7 percent in March, from 2.5 percent in February.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate slightly went up to 44.4457 in March, from 44.2214 in February. However, this figure is lower than that for the same period last year at 44.792.

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The country's year-on-year headline inflation rate slightly went up to 2.5 percent in February, from 2.4 percent in January.


The countrys year-on-year headline inflation rate slightly went up to 2.5 percent in February, from 2.4 percent in January. The PSA-NSO observed that this was primarily due to slight increases in the following commodities: housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and transport. It was also noted that indices of the following commodities have decelerated: food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages and tobacco; clothing and footwear; furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house; and, restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services. Meanwhile, the core inflation rate increased to 2.5 percent in February, from 2.2 percent in January.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate continued to go down to 44.221 in February, from 44.604 in January. It shows that the peso remained stronger compared to the US dollar since the first month of 2015. Meanwhile, this figure is lower compared to 44.895 in the same period last year.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate slightly went down to 44.604 in January 2015, from 44.688 in December 2014. This is also lower compared to 44.927 in the same period last year.


The national government revenue collections reached P158.2 billion for the month of November 2014. It is lower by P6.8 billion compared to that of the same period of 2013 at P165 billion. The total revenue collections for January to November 2014 reached P1,735.5 billion; the deficit was registered at P26.8 billion.

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 7,689.91 in January. This is higher by 27.29 percent compared to 6,041.19 for the same period last year.

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The year-on-year headline inflation rate continued to go down to 2.4 percent in January 2015, from 2.7 percent in December 2014. The decline was mainly due to the annual movement of the indices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and transport. Likewise, core inflation rate slightly declined to 2.2 percent, from 2.3 percent of last month of 2014.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate slightly went down to 44.604 in January 2015, from 44.688 in December 2014. This is also lower compared to 44.927 in the same period last year. It shows that the peso had become stronger compared with the US dollar for the first month of 2015.

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Based on the preliminary data, the gross international reserves (GIR) rose to US$79.806 billion as of end of December 2014.


Based on the preliminary data, the gross international reserves (GIR) rose to US$79.806 billion as of end of December 2014. This level was lower compared to that of the same period in 2013, at US$83.2 billion. Nonetheless, the GIR remains ample as it can cover 10.2 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income.

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 7,230.57 in 2014. This is higher by 25.48 percent compared to last year`s 5,762.53.

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The country`s annual headline inflation rates further went down to 2.7 percent in December 2014, from 3.7 percent in November 2014. The rate was 4.1 percent during the same period last year. The downtrend was primarily due to the annual decreases in the indices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and transport. The indices of food and non-alcoholic beverages; alcoholic beverages and tobacco; furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house; health; and recreation and culture also contributed to the slower annual increments. Likewise, core inflation rate went down to 2.3 percent in December, from 2.7 percent in November 2014.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate went down to 44.688 in December, from 44.951 in November. This is higher compared to 44.104 in the same period last year. This was the first time the monthly exchange rate went down within the last 5 consecutive months of 2014.

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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 5.3 percent in the third quarter of 2014. This rate is below that of the same quarter last year by 1.7 percentage points.


The average peso-dollar exchange rate continued to rise in November. At 44.951, it is the highest so far for 2014. In comparison, the exchange rate during the same period last year was 43.555.

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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 5.3 percent in the third quarter of 2014. This rate is below that of the same quarter last year by 1.7 percentage points. The GNI likewise decelerated. It grew by 4.8 percent, almost half the growth rate in the same period last year (i.e. 9%).

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate further went up to 44.7979 in October, from 44.0751 in September.


The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 7,215.73 for the month of October. This is lower compared to last September`s 7,283.07.

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate further went up to 44.7979 in October, from 44.0751 in September. This is higher compared to 43.1825 in the same period last year. The highest monthly average rate for 2014 remains to be that in January at 44.9270.

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Based on preliminary data, the gross international reserves (GIR) stood at US$80.43 billion as of end of September 2014, it was lower by US$0.44 billion from the end of August of US$80.87 billion.


The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 7,283.07 for the month of September. This is higher compared to last August`s 7,050.89.

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Based on preliminary data, the gross international reserves (GIR) stood at US$80.43 billion as of end of September 2014, it was lower by US$0.44 billion from the end of August of US$80.87 billion. Nonetheless, the GIR level remains ample as it can cover 10.9 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate continued to rise in September. From 43.7673 in August, it inched up to 44.075. This is higher compared to 43.832 in the same period last year. Nonetheless, the highest monthly average rate for 2014 remains to be that in January at 44.9270.

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The country`s year-on-year headline inflation went down to 4.4 percent in September, from 4.9 percent in August. The downtrend was mainly due to slower annual growth in the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index. To compare, the rate was only 2.7 percent in September 2013. Meanwhile, the core inflation rate remained at 3.4 percent, same as that of last month and 2.3 percent higher than that for the same period last year.

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Based on the latest National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), the proportion of underweight children aged 0 to 5 years old has slightly declined in 2013, from 20.2 percent in 2011 to 19.9 percent.


The 91-day treasury bill rate went down to 1.244 percent in September from 1.373 in August. Meanwhile, 182-day and 364-day rates went up to 1.65 and 1.864, respectively. All T-bill rates are now higher compared to those of the same period last year.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

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The value and volume of production indices had minimal movements in the last couple of months. The value index stayed at 188.5 in July from 189.4 in June. Meanwhile, the volume index remained at 126.6 in July from 126.7 in June. Compared to the same period last year, the value and volume indices went up by 13.4 and 11.1 percentage points, respectively.

Source: Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI), (PSA-NSO)

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Based on the latest National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), the proportion of underweight children aged 0 to 5 years old has slightly declined in 2013, from 20.2 percent in 2011 to 19.9 percent.

Note: Data from 2008 up to present (Using WHO-CGS)(FNRI)
Source: Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI)

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The average peso-dollar exchange rate went up to 43.7673 in August from 43.4665 in July. This is slightly lower compared to 43.8639 in the same period last year. The highest monthly average rate for 2014 was that in January at 44.9270.

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The total Overseas Filipinos` Cash Remittances reached 2.06 billion US dollars in July 2014. This is higher compared to 1.95 billion US dollars in the same period last year. It was the highest level of cash remittances registered since January 2014.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 6.4 percent in the second quarter of this year. This rate is below that of the same quarter last year by 1.5 percentage points. Meanwhile, GNI grew by 7.3 in the same period, around a point higher from that of the second quarter of 2013 (6.4%).

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

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The headline inflation rate remained at 4.9 percent, same as that of last month. This was due to the mixed movements in the different commodity groups. To compare, the headline inflation rate in August last year was only 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, the core inflation rate went up to 3.4 percent from 3.0 percent in July 2014.

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority - National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO)

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Based on the preliminary data, the gross international reserves (GIR) stood at US$80.785 billion as of end of August 2014, up by US$0.141 billion from the end of July of US$80.644 billion. The GIR remains ample as it can cover 11 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

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The value of production index for total manufacturing slightly went down to 188.2 in June this year from 188.3 in May. The value of production index for total manufacturing slightly went down to 188.2 in June this year from 188.3 in May. This is also the case for the volume index (from 70.7 to 69.8). Compared to the same period last year, the value and volume indices went up by 17.3 and 4.4 points, respectively.

Source: Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries (MISSI), (PSA-NSO)

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The total Overseas Filipinos` Cash Remittances stood at 2.05 billion US dollars in June 2014. This is higher compared to 1.93 billion US dollars in the same period last year. It was the highest OFs cash remittances registered in the first semester of 2014.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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The national government revenue collections reached P139 billion for the month of June. It is higher by P7.6 billion compared to that of the same period last year - P131 billion. For January to June 2014, the total revenue collections reached P934 billion; the deficit was registered at P54 billion.

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The country`s gross international reserves (GIR) rose to US$81.0 billion in the end of July 2014 based on preliminary data. This level was higher by US$0.3 billion than the end-June 2014 GIR of US$80.7 billion. The GIR remains ample as it can cover 11 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income. (Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas)

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The country`s year-on-year headline inflation went up to 4.9 percent in July, from 4.4 percent in June and nearly twice that for July 2013 (2.5). This was mainly due to the jump in the growth of the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index. The other contributing factors were the faster annual hikes in the indices of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; health; transport; recreation and culture; and education. (Source: Philippine Statistics Authority " National Statistics Office)

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The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) slightly inched upward last month. It stood at 6,864.82 by the end of July, a few units higher than last June`s 6,844.31

Source: Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)

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The Philippine peso remained strong compared to the US dollar in the first semester of 2014. The average peso-dollar exchange rate continued its downward trend in July with 43.4665. The highest rate for 2014 was that in January at 44.9270.0.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decelerated in the first quarter of 2014. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) decelerated in the first quarter of 2014. It grew by 5.7 percent, 2 percentage points below the growth rate during the same period last year, and by far the slowest in last 9 consecutive quarters. Meanwhile, the Gross National Income (GNI) expanded by 7.6 percent, slightly above the 7.3 percent growth of the first quarter in 2013.

Source: Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA)

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The gross international reserves (GIR) rose to US$80.7 billion as of end of June 2014, up by US$0.5 billion from the end of May. The GIR remains ample as it can cover 11 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income. (Source: BSP, based on preliminary data)

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

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The year-on-year headline inflation rate slightly went down to 4.4 percent in June, from 4.5 percent in May. This is mainly due to alcoholic beverages and tobacco; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; transport; and recreation and culture indices. Likewise, core inflation rate went down to 2.8 percent in June, from 3.1 percent in May. (Source: Philippine Statistics Authority " National Statistics Office)

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO)

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The peso remained strong compared to the US dollar as the average peso-dollar exchange rate continued its downward trend in June with 43.8175. The highest rate for 2014 was that in January at 44.9270.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) ended at 6,844 for the month of June. This is higher compared to last May`s 6,648.

Source: Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)

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The Total Overseas Filipinos` Cash Remittances stood at 1.9 billion US dollars in April 2014. The Total Overseas Filipinos` Cash Remittances stood at 1.9 billion US dollars in April 2014. This is higher compared to 1.8 billion US dollars in April 2013.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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The country`s year-on-year headline inflation rate went up to 4.5 percent in May from 4.1 percent in April. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority " National Statistics Office, the growth was primarily brought about by higher annual rate posted in the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index. Other indices that contributed to the increase were clothing and footwear; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; furnishing, household equipment and routine maintenance of the house; transport; and communication. Likewise, core inflation rate increased to 3.1 percent in May from 2.9 percent in April 2014.

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO)

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The peso continued to strengthen compared to the US dollar. The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate further went down to 43.9263 in May, from 44.9266 in January 2014.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended at 6,648 for the month of May. This is lower compared to last April`s 6,708.

Source: Philippine Stock Exchange, PSE

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The outstanding BSP-approved/registered total external debt stood at US$58.5 billion in December 2013, lower than the US$60.3 billion posted in December 2012.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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Based on preliminary data the country`s gross international reserves (GIR) stood at US$79.61 billion as of end-April 2014. This is slightly lower compared to US$79.65 billion from end-March 2014. According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the decline was due mainly to outflows arising from payments by the National Government (NG) for its maturing foreign exchange obligations and foreign exchange operations. The GIR remains ample as it can cover 11 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income.

Note: The final data on GIR are released to the public every 19th day of the month in the Statistics section of the BSP`s website under the Special Data Dissemination Standards(SDDS). If the 19th day of the month falls on a weekend or is a non-working holiday, the release date shall be the working day nearest to the 19th.
Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate continued to go down to 44.6416 in April, from 44.9266 in January 2014.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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The Total Overseas Filipinos Cash Remittances reached 1.8 billion US dollars in February 2014. This is higher compared to 1.7 billion US dollars in February 2013.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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Composite Index ended at 6,708 for the month of April. This is higher compared to last March`s 6,429.

Source: Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)

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According to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the year-on-year headline inflation rate increased to 4.1 percent in April, from 3.1 percent in March. This was due to higher annual increment posted in the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels and transport indices. Core inflation rate went up to 2.9 percent, from 2.8 percent in March 2014.

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO)

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According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the countrys gross international reserves (GIR) reached US$79.6 billion as of end-March 201. This level was lower by US$0.9 billion than the end-February 2014 GIR of US$80.5 billion. The GIR level can cover 11.1 months worth of imports of goods and payments of services and income.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate continued to went down. From 44.927 in January, it went down to 44.792 in March, It shows that the peso had become stronger compared with the US dollar since the first month of 2014.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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The Total Overseas Filipinos Cash Remittances registered at 1,799 million US dollars in January 2014. This is higher compared to 1,699 million US dollars in January 2013.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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The countrys headline inflation rate further declined to 3.9 percent in March from 4.1 percent in February. According to the National Statistics Office, this was affected by the slower annual hikes posted in the indices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; recreation and culture; and restaurant and miscellaneous goods and services. Also, core inflation rate decelerated to 2.8 percent, from 3.0 percent in February.

Source: National Statistics Office, NSO

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The countrys year-on-year inflation rate slowed down to 4.1 percent in February, from 4.2 percent in January. The National Statistics Office (NSO) reported that slower annual movements registered was due to the indices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco; and transport while the rest of the commodity groups were either higher or remained the same as their last months rate. Likewise, core inflation rate went down to 3.0 percent, from 3.2 percent in January 2014.

Source: National Statistics Office, NSO

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The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate slightly went down to 44.895 in February, from
44.927 in January 2014.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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According to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), despite the devastation brought about the series of natural disasters that hit the country in the last quarter of 2013, the country`s Gross Domestic Product posted a growth of 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 mainly due to the Service sector, particularly, Trade and Real Estate; and Renting and Business Activities.
On an annual basis, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 7.2 percent in 2013 from 6.8 percent in 2012. Likewise, Gross National Income expanded by 7.5 percent in 2013 from 6.5 percent in 2012

Source: National Statistics Coordination Board, NSCB

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The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate continued to went up to 44.927 in January 2014, from 44.104 in December 2013.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate continued to rise. From 43.1825 in October, it went up to 43.5546 in November and further rose to 44.1043 in December which is the highest rate posted in 2013.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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The National Statistics Office (NSO) reported that the countrys year-on-year inflation rate went up further to 4.1 percent in December, from 3.3 percent in November 2013 as all commodity groups recorded higher annual increases except communication; recreation and culture; and education. Meanwhile, the annual average headline inflation rate for the year 2013 went down to 3.0 percent from 3.2 percent in 2012.

Source: National Statistics Office, NSO

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The National Statistics Coordination Board (NSCB) reported that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) posted a 7.0 percent growth in the third quarter of 2013. This was driven by the Services sector with the robust performance of Real Estate, Renting and Business Activities, Trade and Financial Intermediation sustained by the accelerated growth of the Industry sector. Gross National Income (GNI) expanded by 7.8 percent in the third quarter of 2013 from 7.3 percent in third quarter of 2012.

Source: National Statistics Coordination Board, NSCB

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The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate went up to 43.5546 in November, from 43.1825 in October.

Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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The country`s year-on-year headline inflation rate rose to 2.9 percent in October from 2.7 percent in September. The National Statistics Office (NSO) reported that the higher annual increase was mainly due to heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages, and clothing and footwear indices. Similarly, core inflation rate went up to 2.5 percent in October from 2.3 percent in September.

Source: National Statistics Office, NSO

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The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate went down to 43.1825 in October, from 43.8318 in September.

Source: National Statistics Office, NSO

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The year-on-year headline inflation rate went up to 2.7 percent in September from 2.1 percent in August. According to the National Statistic Office (NSO) this was due to a higher annual increment in the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic beverages index primarily brought about the uptrend. Faster annual increases in the indices of alcoholic beverages and tobacco; housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels; and health were also noticed during the month. Likewise, core annual inflation rate rose to 2.3 percent in September from 1.9 percent in August.


Source: National Statistics Office, NSO

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The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate slightly went down to 43.8318 in September, from 43.8639 in August.


Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BSP

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