Philippines Map

Country Profile:

Overview

philippines flagWith a population in excess of 100 million people, the Philippines, a developing country with a diversified economy, is a growing market. Whilst the Philippines’ government faces significant challenges, economic growth rates have recently been amongst the best in Asia.

Trade, Services and Investment

The Philippines is an important market for New Zealand dairy products. As part of the cooperation package agreed as a side agreement to the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) New Zealand and the Philippines have developed the Philippine-New Zealand Dairy Project, which will help improve the Philippines dairyphilippines coat of arms capacity and strengthen bilateral ties.

The Philippines is a growing ICT export and import market for New Zealand. New Zealand IT firms are active in network security, productivity and automation, mobile applications, payment/financial systems, and business analytics. Several New Zealand firms have set up back office operations in the Philippines for scalability, expanded market reach and economic reasons.

Air Services is a growing area of cooperation among New Zealand and the Philippines. In early 2014, The Philippines and NZ signed an MOU providing increased and improved Air Services into each country.

Country Statistics

Constitutional:  Republic
Capital:  Manila
Big Cities:  Quezon City, Caloocan, Davao City, Cebu City
Head of State:   President Benigno AQUINO
Population:   107,668,231 (July 2014 est.)
GDP (PPP):   US$454.3 billion (2013 est.)
GDP per capita:   US$4,700 (2013 est.)

Total Export Trade:   US$47.45 billion (2013 est.)

Main Exports:   Semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, fruits

Total Import Trade;   US$63.91 billion (2013 est.)

Main Imports:   Electronic products, mineral fuels, machinery and transport equipment, iron and steel, textile fabrics, grains, chemicals, plastic

Exports to NZ
NZ$ 142 million (2013 est.)

Main exports to NZ
Bananas, fruit (other) electronics, computers, nuts

Imports from NZ
NZ$ 754 million (2013 est.)

Main Imports from NZ
Dairy, meat, paper, fish

Total FDI
http://www.asean.org/news/item/foreign-direct-investment-statistics
US$3,859 million (2013 est.)

Trade agreement(s) with NZ

ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA) Agreement

Quick Links

Latest Currency Converter (Philippines Pesos=PHP):  http://asean.fta.govt.nz/currency-converter

Tariff Finder:  http://asean.fta.govt.nz/tariff-finder

NZ Government Travel Advice:  https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/south-east-asia

ANZBC Philippines Chapter Chair:   http://asean.org.nz/about-us/executive-committee/

 

Doing Business in ASEAN – The Philippines

NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Philippines profile:  http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Countries/Asia-South-and-Southeast/Philippines.php

Latest monthly trade with NZ:

Trade by Commodity:   http://asean.wisdomhealthprosperity.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NZ-ASEAN-Merchandise-Trade-Summary-July-2014.pdf

Trade with ASEAN:  http://asean.wisdomhealthprosperity.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/NZ-ASEAN-Trade-Travel-Linkages-September-2014.pdf

NZTE Market Overview:   https://www.nzte.govt.nz/en/export/export-markets/east-asia/philippines/

Government site:  http://www.gov.ph/

Philippines’s Embassy in NZ:

Website: http://www.philembassy.org.nz/

Email: embassy@wellington-pe.co.nz

Philippines consul(s) in NZ

Consulate-General of the Republic of the Philippines, Auckland: http://www.honcongen.philembassy.org.nz/

NZ Head of Mission in Philippines:  http://www.nzembassy.com/philippines

Country national Newspaper:   http://www.manilatimes.net/

World Bank’s Country Profile:   http://ddp-ext.worldbank.org/ext/ddpreports/ViewSharedReport?&CF=1&REPORT_ID=9147&REQUEST_TYPE=VIEWADVANCED&HF=N&WSP=N

International Trade and Industry Website:  http://www.citem.com.ph/

Board of Investment Website:   http://www.boi.gov.ph/

Customs Website:   http://www.customs.gov.ph/boc_index.jsp

Tourism Website:   http://www.philtourism.gov.ph/

Import/Export Companies:
http://www.eyp.ph/search?catid=18545&loc=Metro+Manila&locid=11488&q=import%2Fexport

Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry:   http://www.philippinechamber.com/

NZ Chamber in Philippines:  http://www.pnzbc.com

ANZCHAM – Australian New Zealand Chamber of Comerce Philippines,Inc:  anzcham@anzcham.com

Major Banks in Philippines:   http://www.bsp.gov.ph/banking/directory.asp?InstitutionTypeID=1&submit=Find 

Public Holidays:  http://www.asean.org/calendar/public-holidays