Merchandise Imports in Philippines
Merchandise imports in the Philippines were worth USD 137.2 billion in 2022, compared to USD 62.4 billion ten years earlier, and averaged USD 94.7 billion over the last decade. For more imports information, visit our dedicated page.
Philippines Merchandise Imports Chart
Philippines Merchandise Imports Data
|Merchandise Imports (USD bn)||112.8||111.6||89.8||116.9||137.2|
|Merchandise Imports (ann. var. %)||17.4||-1.1||-19.5||30.1||17.4|
Merchandise exports fall in September
Merchandise exports contracted 6.3% on an annual basis in September (August: +4.2% year-on-year). September’s figure marked the largest fall since April. Meanwhile, merchandise imports plummeted 14.7% over the same month last year in September (August: -13.0% yoy). Nevertheless, the merchandise trade balance improved from the previous month, recording a USD 3.5 billion shortfall in September (August 2023: USD 4.1 billion deficit; September 2022: USD 4.8 billion deficit). Lastly, the trend pointed up, with the 12-month trailing merchandise trade balance recording a USD 51.4 billion deficit in September, compared to the USD 52.7 billion deficit in August.
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