AEIR 2022

The economy rebounded, expanding by 5.6% in 2021 after contracting by 9.6% in 2020. As the major drivers of growth, investment grew by 19.0% with household consumption rising by 4.2%. On the supply side, services was the largest contributor to growth, expanding by 5.3%. Remittances from Filipinos working abroad rose by 5.1%, reaching $34.9 billion in 2021, or 8.9% of GDP. Inflation increased to 3.9% from 2.4% in 2020 on higher food and petroleum prices. GDP is forecast to grow by 6.0% in 2022 and by 6.3% in 2023 as domestic demand strengthens. As economic recovery accelerates, revenues will continue to improve with the government’s decision to maintain excise taxes on petroleum products. 

Source: Asian Development Outlook 2022.
Latest Month-Ago Year-Ago
Composite Stock Price Index 1 6.0 (Oct22)6.0 7.0
Broad Money Growth 2 5.0 (Sep22)5.0 6.7
Headline Inflation Rate 3 7.7 (Oct22)6.9 4.0
Industrial/ Manufacturing Production Growth Rate 3 2.4 (Sep22)4.4 124.3
Merchandise Export Growth 3 7.0 (Sep22)7.0 -2.0
Exchange Rate Index 4 112.0 (Oct22)109.9 96.7
1 Monthly average, local index.
2 %.
3 y-o-y, %.
4 Monthly average, January 2006 = 100, $/local currency.
Source: Bloomberg LP; CEIC database; Philippine Statistics Authority; National Statistics Office.

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