Imports growth in April 2016 shows strong business, consumer confidence

Philippine imports grew by 29.2 percent from a year ago in April 2016, due to double-digit growth in purchases of capital goods, raw materials and intermediate goods, and consumer goods, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that Philippine imports grew to US$6.5 billion in April 2016 continue reading : Imports growth in April 2016 shows strong business, consumer confidence

STRONG DOMESTIC DEMAND BOOSTS IMPORTS IN MARCH 2016

Continued demand for capital and consumer goods drove imports growth of 11.7 percent in March 2016, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported that imports reached US$6.4 billion from US$5.7 billion in the same period. This is on account of higher purchases of capital goods at 24.1 percent continue reading : STRONG DOMESTIC DEMAND BOOSTS IMPORTS IN MARCH 2016

Statement of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Emmanuel Esguerra on the 2016 Q1 Performance of the Philippine Economy

STATEMENT EMMANUEL F. ESGUERRA Socioeconomic Planning Secretary NEDA Director-General Press Conference on the 2016 Q1 Performance of the Philippine Economy Destiny Function Room, Elements at Eton Centris Building, EDSA, Quezon City 19 May 2016, 10:00 AM Ladies and gentlemen, members of the media, colleagues in government, good morning. The 6.9-percent growth in the first quarter continue reading : Statement of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Emmanuel Esguerra on the 2016 Q1 Performance of the Philippine Economy

NEDA kicks off preparation for national SDGs consultations

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has started conducting multi-stakeholder workshops to prepare for the next series of consultations on the national Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the next Philippine Development Plan (PDP). Together with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), NEDA conducted its second technical workshop on continue reading : NEDA kicks off preparation for national SDGs consultations

Inflation inches up but remains low and stable in March 2016
Prices of rice, vegetables continue to decline despite El Niño

Inflation inched up to 1.1 percent in March 2016 from 0.9 percent in February due to slight increases in food and oil prices, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Inflation in food items went up slightly to 1.6 percent in March 2016 from 1.5 percent in the previous month. This is due continue reading : Inflation inches up but remains low and stable in March 2016
Prices of rice, vegetables continue to decline despite El Niño

PH exports decline by 3.9 percent in January 2016

Philippine exports fell by 3.9 percent in January 2016, with lower earnings from all major commodity groups, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). The Philippine Statistics Authority reported today that merchandise exports fell to US$4.2 billion in January 2016 from US$4.4 billion recorded in the same month last year. “The year 2016 continue reading : PH exports decline by 3.9 percent in January 2016

Manufacturing sector marks strong growth in January 2016

Growth in the manufacturing sector started strong in 2016 as production of chemical products and food manufactures expanded in January, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). In the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Monthly Integrated Survey of Selected Industries for January 2016, the Volume of Production Index (VoPI) grew by 34.3 percent, nearly seven continue reading : Manufacturing sector marks strong growth in January 2016