Philippines Imports  1957-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to the Philippines rose by 0.1 percent year-on-year in March of 2018, following a downwardly revised 13.7 percent rise in a month earlier. Purchases grew for: mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (30.6 pct); iron and steel (14.5 pct); electronic products (6.7 pct) and telecommunication equipment and electrical machinery (4.4 pct). In contrast, imports fell for: transport equipment (-18.9 pct); miscellaneous manufactured articles (-14.1 pct); industrial machinery and equipment(-10.9 pct); and other food and live animals (-10.8 pct). Inbound shipments went up from South Korea (14.1 pct) and the ASEAN countries (-2 pct). On the other hand, imports fell from Japan (-19.1 pct); the US (-10.5 pct) and the EU countries (0.7 pct). Purchases from China, the Philippine’s biggest source of purchases, also dropped by 12 percent. Imports in Philippines averaged 1890735.01 USD Thousand from 1957 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8862531.80 USD Thousand in November of 2017 and a record low of 37084.30 USD Thousand in February of 1963.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-09 01:00 AM Imports YoY 11.4% 20%
2018-04-11 01:00 AM Imports YoY 18.6% 11.4%
2018-05-09 01:00 AM Imports YoY 0.1% 13.7%
2018-06-08 01:00 AM Imports YoY 0.1%
2018-07-10 01:00 AM Imports YoY
2018-08-09 01:00 AM Imports YoY


Philippines Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -2607850.00 -2890000.00 1144700.00 -4016557.84 USD Thousand [+]
Exports 5510000.00 4871000.00 6003000.00 23000.00 USD Thousand [+]
Imports 8118000.00 7724706.86 8862531.80 37084.30 USD Thousand [+]
Current Account -1323.55 -1455.03 1810.97 -1455.03 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.80 -0.40 5.80 -7.70 percent [+]
External Debt 73097.87 76621.97 79949.42 20893.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows 5.12 3.26 93.66 -35.31 USD Million [+]
Remittances 2359615.40 2267355.70 2741425.00 64208.00 USD Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 732506.00 613372.00 732506.00 63628.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 196.40 196.36 274.42 126.89 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 7.13 7.10 7.27 5.78 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 21571.10 43018.30 230215.40 3959.10 PHP Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 15.00 15.00 38.00 1.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Philippines Imports

Philippines major imports are: electronic products (25 percent), mineral fuels (21 percent) and transport equipment (10 percent). Philippines's main import partners are: China (13 percent), the United States (11 percent), Japan (8 percent) and Taiwan (8 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Philippines Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Philippines Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8118000.00 7724706.86 8862531.80 37084.30 1957 - 2018 USD Thousand Monthly




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