• September 2017
    The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 6.5 percent in the second quarter of 2017. This is below the 7.1 percent growth of the same period last year. The fastest-growing sector in second quarter are Mining and quarrying (13.7%) and agriculture and forestry (8.1%) are the fastest-growing sectors in the second quarter of 2017. Growth in manufacturing (7.9%) remains robust. Construction sector has decelerated by almost half the growth in the same period last year.
    Source of data: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
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  • August 2017
    The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) ended at 8,018.05 for the month of July. This is higher compared to last June’s 7,843.16

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    The monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate went up to PHP 50.64 in July, from PHP 49.85 in June. This is higher compared to PHP 47.06 in the same period last year.
    Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
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    The country’s year-on-year headline inflation rate slightly went up to 2.8 percent in July, from 2.7 percent in June. This is higher compared to that of the same period last year at 1.9 percent. On the other hand, core inflation rate, excluding selected food and energy items, went down to 2.1 percent, from 2.6 percent last month.
    The regions with highest inflation rates are Bicol (5.0), ARMM (4.3), NCR (3.8) and Eastern Visayas (3.8) while regions with lowest inflation rates are SOCCSKSARGEN (1.0), CAR (1.1), Western Visayas (1.2), Zamboanga Peninsula (1.7) and MIMAROPA (1.8)
    Source of data: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
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  • April 2017
    The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) ended at 7,311.72 for the month of March. This is higher compared to last February's 7,212.09.

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    The US dollar remained strong compared to the peso as the monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate continued to go up to PHP 50.275 in March, from PHP 49.736 in January. This is higher compared to 46.724 in the same period last year.

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  • March 2017
    Philippine Stock Exchange index ended at 7,212.09 for the month of February 2017. This is lower compared to last January’s 7,229.66.

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  • January 2017
    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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  • December 2016
    This is also higher compared to 47.01 in the same period last year. Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) To download the time-series data on monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate. Please click this 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, Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) To download the time-series data on gross regional domestic product. Please click this
  • October 2016
    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. Source of data: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) To view the time-series data on year-on-year inflation rate. Please click this 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. Source: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) To view the time-series data on Total External Debt (Foreign Exchange Liabilities). Please click this 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. Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) To downlad the time-series data on monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate. Please click this 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. Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) To dowload the time-series data on Gross International Reserves. Please click this 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. Source of data:Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) To download the time-series data on 2015 Census of Population. Please click this
  • August 2016
    . 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. Source of data:Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) To view the time-series data on Gross Domestic Product and Gross National Income. Please click this 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. Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) To view the time-series data on monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate. Please click this The country’s year-on-year headline inflation rate remained at 1.9 percent in July 2016. Likewise, core inflation rate remained at 1.9 percent Source of data: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) To view the time-series data on year-on-year inflation rate. Please click this
  • July 2016
    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. Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) To view the time-series data on Gross International Reserves. Please click this 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. Source of data: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) To view the time-series data on year-on-year inflation rate. Please click this 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. Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) To view the time-series data on monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate. Please click this
  • June 2016
    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) Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) To view the time-series data on Gross International Reserves. Please click this 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. Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) To view the time-series data on monthly average peso-dollar exchange rate. Please click this 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. Source of data: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) To view the time-series data on year-on-year inflation rate. Please click this