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PESTLE Insights: Philippines - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

PESTLE Insights: Philippines - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Four major regions of the Philippines generate around 69% of the country’s GDP and comprise 44% of the country’s population, as per the latest available data


Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 23.4% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (21.4%) and wholesale, retail and hotels (18.4%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 9.7%, 11.9% and 11.5%, respectively, in 2018.


  • As per the Logistics Performance Index 2018, the Philippines ranked 60th out of total 160 nations, improving from 71st rank in 2016.
  • The government has implemented the “Build Build Build” policy under which the infrastructure spending is expected to reach PHP 9 tn (US$0.2 tn) during 2017-2022
  • The overall PSEi index exhibits a downward trend over last year. As of August 1st, 2018 PSEi index stood at 7,838.2, compared to 7,906.6 on August 1st, 2017
Reasons to buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

List of Exhibits
Did You Know?
Country Highlights
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: The Philippines’ Performance in terms of Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia-Pacific and the World Average
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind the Index
Exhibit 4: The Philippines Stock Market Index
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 6: : FDI Inflows and Outflows (2014-2017) and Share of FDI Inflow by Industry (2017) and FDI by Industry (2015-2017)
Exhibit 7: Foreign Investment by Region (2016-2017) and Share of Foreign Investment by Investing Countries (2017)
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017)
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2013-2016
Exhibit 14: Electrical Machinery and Equipment, % Share of World Exports, 2017
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 17: Public Finance
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages
Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population
Exhibit 24: Gender Split
Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2016
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015
Exhibit 27: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports)
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in the Philippines, 2018
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings), 2017
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions

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