COUNTRY  INFORMATION
PHILIPPINES
AT A GLANCE
Population:
105,720,644 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:
Manila
Border Countries
archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam
GDP - real growth rate:
6.6% (2012 est.)
>> information on economy
Inflation:
3.1% (2012 est.)
>> information on inflation
Labor Force:
40.42 million (2012 est.)
>> information on labor costs
Major Ports
Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Liman, Manila
>> information on ports
>> information on airports

Industries:
electronics assembly, garments, footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, fishing
>> insight on industries

Exports - commodities:
semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, fruits

Imports - commodities:
electronic products, mineral fuels, machinery and transport equipment, iron and steel, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, plastic

Languages
Filipino (official; based on Tagalog) and English (official); eight major dialects

Currency
Philippine pesos (PHP) per US dollar - 42.229 (2012 est.)


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