PH import growth slows in Feb


Philippine merchandise imports grew only slightly in February, losing momentum from the growth rates posted a year and a month earlier.

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Tuesday said imports expanded by a meager 1.2 percent, slower than the 10.2 percent expansion recorded in February 2015 and the 30.8 percent growth in January 2016.

PSA noted, however, that despite the deceleration growth was still recorded for seven out of the top 10 imported commodities, boosting overall inbound shipments to $ 5.414 billion from $5.351 billion a year earlier.MAYVELIN U. CARABALLO



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  1. David Michael Meyer on

    I have been here 8 yrs –I am surprised that the philippines does not in fact export more –We have one of the world best rice research facilities in laguna ..We have some of the best and hardest woods ..Our fish farms are among the world’s best . looking around at the foods we have ,,We could be exporting huge amounts extremely competitive prices …The philippines has a lot to offer in exports –our crafts are so fantastic Already it seems we export a lot of Doctors and nurses

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