Philippines Industry Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: The Philippines 2017

The often-overlooked industrial sector continues to largely impress investors, as manufacturing is currently one the best-performing segments not only in the Philippines, but in South-east Asia as a whole. Apart from its favourable location in a rapidly growing region, the Philippines has a distinct advantage thanks to its large, relatively low-cost yet highly educated labour force. Although...

Despite gloomy global trade forecasts, the Philippines’ strong macroeconomic fundamentals, competitive geographical and labour force advantages, and rising domestic consumption bode well for future trade and investment.

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New legislation approved by the Philippine Parliament in March aims to incentivise scientists and researchers based overseas to return home to deepen the research and development (R&D) talent pool.

 

The favourable combination of strong sustained growth, a young and increasingly affluent middle class, and high consumer confidence are combining in the Philippines to create one of the most robust retail sectors in South-east Asia. With the Philippines’ growing population now exceeding the 100m mark, 6.6% GDP growth in 2016, lower inflation...

 

South-east Asia’s automobile manufacturing hubs have long centred on assembly plants located in Thailand and Indonesia, which have in turn supplied much of the imports to other nations within the ASEAN trade network. In the Philippines, the majority of the rapidly growing automotive market is still supplied by foreign imports, leaving domestic...

 

How can fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies align their products to match the changing nature of the Philippine market?

 

What prompted the company to build the country’s first and only naphtha cracker?

 

The often overlooked industrial sector continues to largely impress investors, as manufacturing is currently one the best-performing segments not only in the Philippines, but in South-east Asia as a whole. Apart from its favourable location in a rapidly growing region, the Philippines has a distinct advantage thanks to its large, relatively...