The Philippines GDP contracted 5.1 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March of 2020, swinging from a downwardly revised 1.8 percent growth in Q4. This was the first quarterly contraction since Q1 2009 and the steepest on record, reflecting severe damage caused by Taal Volcano's eruption and the COVID-19 pandemic which forced a domestic lockdown to contain the disease. Industry output slumped (-8% vs 1.9% in Q4), mainly led by manufacturing; mining and quarrying ; and construction. Also, services fell 4.3%, after a 2.2% gain, driven by transportation and storage; accommodation and food service; and other services. At the same time, agriculture, forestry and fishing shrank further (-1.% vs - 0.5%), due to fishing and aquaculture, palay, and coconut. On the demand side, household consumption declined by 3.8 percent, led by restaurants and hotels, transport, and alcoholic beverages and tobacco.

GDP Growth Rate in Philippines averaged 1.19 percent from 1998 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 3.40 percent in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of -5.10 percent in the first quarter of 2020. This page provides - Philippines GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Philippines GDP Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020.

GDP Growth Rate in Philippines is expected to be -3.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Growth Rate in Philippines to stand at 1.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Philippines GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 1.50 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

Ok
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.

Please Paste this Code in your Website
width
height
Philippines GDP Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.10 1.80 3.40 -5.10 1998 - 2020 percent Quarterly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-08-08 02:00 AM Q2 1.4% 0.6% 1.7%
2019-11-07 02:00 AM Q3 1.6% 1.4% 1.6%
2020-01-23 02:00 AM Q4 2.2% 1.9% 1.8%
2020-05-07 02:00 AM Q1 -5.1% 1.8% -2.3%
2020-08-06 02:00 AM Q2 -5.1% 0.8%
2020-11-10 02:00 AM Q3 1%


News Stream
Philippines Quarterly GDP Shrinks the Most on Record
The Philippines GDP contracted 5.1 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March of 2020, swinging from a downwardly revised 1.8 percent growth in Q4. This was the first quarterly contraction since Q1 2009 and the steepest on record, reflecting severe damage caused by Taal Volcano's eruption and the COVID-19 pandemic which forced a domestic lockdown to contain the disease. Industry output slumped (-8% vs 1.9% in Q4), mainly led by manufacturing; mining and quarrying ; and construction. Also, services fell 4.3%, after a 2.2% gain, driven by transportation and storage; accommodation and food service; and other services. At the same time, agriculture, forestry and fishing shrank further (-1.% vs - 0.5%), due to fishing and aquaculture, palay, and coconut. On the demand side, household consumption declined by 3.8 percent, led by restaurants and hotels, transport, and alcoholic beverages and tobacco.
2020-05-07
Philippines GDP Growth Strongest in Near 6 Years
The Philippines GDP advanced 2.2 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to December of 2019, accelerating from an upwardly revised 1.9 percent growth in the previous period. This was the strongest quarterly growth rate since the March quarter 2014, mainly supported by stronger output in both industry sector and services.
2020-01-23
Philippines GDP Growth Strongest in 3 Quarters
The Philippines GDP advanced 1.6 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to September of 2019, accelerating from a 1.4 percent expansion in the previous period. This was the strongest quarterly growth rate since the December quarter last year, mainly due to a faster rise in both the industry sector and the agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing activities.
2019-11-07
Philippines Economy Expands 1.4% QoQ in Q2
The Philippines GDP advanced 1.4 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to June of 2019, following a downwardly revised 0.6 percent growth in the previous period. The service sector grew faster, while there was an upturn in both the industry sector and agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing activities.
2019-08-08

Philippines GDP Growth Rate
The Philippines has a status of emerging economy. In recent years, the country has been steadily growing mainly due to inflow of foreign direct investment and remittances. The Philippines is the world’s largest center for business process outsourcing. The country also has a strong industrial sector based on the manufacturing of electronics and other high-tech components for overseas corporations. The Philippines is rich in natural resources; it has significant reserves of chromite, nickel, copper, coal and oil.