Imports$62.68 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$47.23 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)4.8% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate7% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$4,100 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate7.3% (2010 est.)
Internet users8.278 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular79.896 million (2010)
Population growth rate1.873% (2012 est.)
Population103,775,002 (July 2012 est.)
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The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War.
In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth.
Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition....
Philippine GDP grew 7.
3% in 2010, spurred by consumer demand, a rebound in exports and investments, and election-related spending.
The economy weathered the 2008-09 global recession better than its regional peers due to minimal exposure to troubled international securities, lower dependence on exports, relatively resilient domestic consumption, large remittances from four-to five-million overseas Filipino workers, and a growing business process outsourcing industry....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the president, Benigno Aquino, to complete his term and stand down as planned in 2016, following the dismissal of impeachment motions against him in Septembe ...
Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...
The Philippine economy continues on its solid growth path. We expect it to expand by 6.3% in 2014 and 6.2% in 2015. Strong export data in recent months confirm our picture of an economy that is being boosted ...
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