Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in the Philippines

  • February 2014
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  • Textiles Intelligence
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  • 40 pages

The textile and clothing industry in the Philippines ranks as the country's fifth largest manufacturing sector in terms of output value and exports. The industry's importance has been weakening recently as employment and exports have fallen while imports have risen. In order to arrest the decline, the government has attempted to attract foreign investment. However, these attempts have had only limited success. Also, a number of critical weaknesses need to be addressed and the industry needs to diversify its export markets and reduce its heavy reliance on the US market.

On the positive side, there is potential for increasing production of natural fibres such as abaca, and it is possible that exports to the USA will recover under the terms of the so-called Save Our Industries Act (SAVE Act) -- assuming that the act is implemented. This report looks at the development of the textile and clothing industry in the Philippines, its size and structure, production and consumption. The report also features: a geographical, political and economic profile; a detailed look at the country's imports and exports; a review of government policies, investment incentives and foreign investments; an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT); and a look at the country's infrastructure and human resources and how these affect the textile and clothing industry.

Table Of Contents

List of contents
SUMMARY
IMPORTANCE OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY TO
THE ECONOMY OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY IN
THE PHILIPPINES
PHILIPPINES: GEOGRAPHICAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC
PROFILE
Geographical profile
Political profile
Economic profile
PHILIPPINES: INFRASTRUCTURE
Transportation
Roads
Railways
Air
Ports
Communications
PHILIPPINES: HUMAN RESOURCES
SIZE AND STRUCTURE OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING
INDUSTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES
Spinning
Weaving
Knitting
PHILIPPINES: TEXTILE AND CLOTHING PRODUCTION
Capacity utilisation
Raw materials production and consumption
Cotton
Indigenous fibres
Abaca
Silk
Piña
PHILIPPINES: TEXTILE AND CLOTHING EXPORTS
Textile and clothing exports by destination
Textile exports by destination
Clothing exports by destination
Export strategies
PHILIPPINES: TEXTILE AND CLOTHING IMPORTS
Imports by supplying country
PHILIPPINES: FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) IN THE
TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY
TEXTILES AND CLOTHING IN THE PHILIPPINES: GOVERNMENT
POLICIES AND INVESTMENT INCENTIVES
Government policies
Investment incentives
TEXTILES AND CLOTHING IN THE PHILIPPINES: STRENGTHS,
WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS
Strengths
Weaknesses
Opportunities
Threats

List of tables

Table 1: Philippines: political and economic profile, 2013
Table 2: Philippines: economic indicators 2010-12
Table 3: Philippines: employment in the textile and clothing industry, 2004-11
Table 4: Philippines: average monthly wage rates in the textile and clothing industry, August
2010
Table 5: Philippines: number of textile and clothing establishments by sector, 2012
Table 6: Philippines: index of production by value, 2002-12
Table 7: Philippines: textile and clothing exports, 2007-12
Table 8: Philippines: textile and clothing exports by leading destination, 2007-12
Table 9: Philippines: textile exports by leading destination, 2007-12
Table 10: Philippines: clothing exports by leading destination, 2007-12
Table 11: Philippines: textile and clothing imports by product category, 2007-12
Table 12: Philippines: textile and clothing imports by leading supplier, 2012Table 13: Philippines: textile imports by leading supplier, 2012
Table 14: Philippines: clothing imports by leading supplier, 2012
Table 15: Philippines: foreign direct investment (FDI) in the textile and clothing industry,
2008-12
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