Imports

1 Apr 2023 – Highlights of the 2022 Annual International Merchandise Trade Statistics of the Philippines

Published by rudy Date posted on April 3, 2023
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Rising imports bloat trade deficit in June

Published by rudy Date posted on August 7, 2021

by Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star), 7 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The country’s balance of trade in goods recorded a wider deficit in June as the rebound in imports outpaced the uptick in exports during the month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

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Import delays loom due to port congestion

Published by rudy Date posted on June 15, 2021

by Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star), 15 Jun 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The country’s import shipments toward the holiday season could face delays due to unprecedented demand and congestion at some of the world’s major ports.

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DA, Neda bloated pork data, hog raisers tell Senate

Published by rudy Date posted on April 16, 2021

By Karl R. Ocampo and Melvin Gascon @Tea, 16 Apr 2021 Livestock industry leaders on Thursday blasted the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) for allegedly using flawed data to justify the importation of frozen pork which could flood the market to the detriment of local producers struggling against…

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Highlights of the Philippine Export and Import Statistics January 2021 (Preliminary)

Published by rudy Date posted on March 12, 2021

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PH to remain world’s top rice importer

Published by rudy Date posted on May 14, 2020

By: Karl R. Ocampo – Reporter, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 14 May 2020 Despite moves by the Department of Agriculture to increase the country’s local production of palay, global projections showed that the Philippines is still on its way to become the biggest importer of the grain this year and the next.

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DTI orders imports of masks as local supply tightens

Published by rudy Date posted on February 4, 2020

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star), 4 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — Amid a surge in demand and tight supply of face masks following confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has ordered attached agency Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC) to start sourcing masks from suppliers…

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Labor group seeks safeguard duty on imported vehicles

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2019

By: Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 11 Nov 2019 Tens of thousands of factory workers in the automobile industry have lost their jobs after regional free trade deals paved the way for nearly a million imported vehicles to enter the country tariff-free.

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‘Mismanagement’ of imports blamed for excess rice supply

Published by rudy Date posted on September 6, 2019

By Madelaine B. Miraflor, Manila Bulletin, Sep 6, 2019 The Philippines now has too much rice — more than what the country needs — as the government “failed to manage” rice importation since the Rice Tariffication Law was passed.

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Imports rise 2% to $66.7 B in 2015

Published by rudy Date posted on February 25, 2016

Despite 26% drop in December MANILA, Philippines – Philippine imports went down nearly 26 percent to $4.06 billion in December , the first drop in seven months, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

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Imports down 2.6% in Sept; Electronics, 2 other commodities’ weak performance traced to port congestion

Published by rudy Date posted on November 26, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s imports declined 2.6 percent in September from a year ago, amid weak performance of electronic products and two other commodities.

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Imports drop 3.6% in June

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s imports declined for a second month in June due to lower purchases of electronics components used to assemble the country’s biggest export, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

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June imports decline to 4-month low

Published by rudy Date posted on August 27, 2013

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – Import bill in June declined to a four-month low of 4.8 percent on year to $4.86 billion on back of a huge drop in electronics imports, the National Statistics Office (NSO) said today.

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Imports growth picks up

Published by rudy Date posted on August 28, 2012

IMPORTS EXPANDED anew in June, recording the fastest growth pace in 10 months following an electronics shipments rebound and a transport equipment surge, the government yesterday reported.

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Govt may reduce rice imports to 100,000 MT

Published by rudy Date posted on February 11, 2012

The Philippines may cut rice imports to about 100,000 tons in 2013, Agriculture Assistant Secretary Dante Delima told reporters Thursday.

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Import growth up 6.6% in July

Published by rudy Date posted on September 28, 2011

Electronics, semiconductor shipments down 29% JULY IMPORTS The Philippines’ main import item, electronics and semiconductor, fell 28.6 percent in July even as overall imports rose 6.6 percent, according to government data

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Manila cuts sugar imports on supply glut

Published by rudy Date posted on September 24, 2011

THE Philippines will no longer import sugar from Thailand this year because of a production surplus and low demand for the sweetener in the domestic market, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said on Friday.

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Imports rose 6.6% in June to end 6-month skid

Published by rudy Date posted on August 26, 2011

Imports rose 6.6 percent year-on-year to $4.5 billion in June, snapping a six-month decline as higher oil shipments offset a sharp drop purchases in electronics and semiconductors, the National Statistics Office said Thursday.

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Imports, factory output on a skid

Published by rudy Date posted on July 27, 2011

Output of local factories had flattened out in May compared to a year ago after a 2.2 percent growth the previous month reflecting a slowdown in the industrial sector which bodes ill for economic prospects for the year.

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Car importers report 6% hike in H1 sales

Published by rudy Date posted on July 13, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Car importers reported a six-percent increase in sales for the first half of the year despite the slowdown in total industry performance.

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The Philippines imports nearly all of its crude oil

Published by rudy Date posted on June 29, 2011

Import growth slows further in April MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Merchandise imports grew at their slowest pace in nine months last April on easing demand for electronic products, the National Statistics Office (NSO) reported Tuesday.

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Streamline tax incentives, IMF lectures government

Published by rudy Date posted on June 7, 2011

THE International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are urging the government to review its fiscal incentives program, saying it is redundant and stops it from raising more revenue.

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Imports up 21% in March to $5.5B led by electronics

Published by rudy Date posted on May 26, 2011

Merchandise imports grew by 21.2 percent to $5.523 billion in March from $4.556 billion in the same period last year, National Statistics Office (NSO) data released yesterday showed.

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Imports up in value but down in volume

Published by rudy Date posted on May 2, 2011

The continuing price increases in electronic and petroleum products had led to higher imports payments and consequently rising commodity prices but these are expected to be short-term, The National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said.

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Imports rose 27% in 2010

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2011

Philippine imports surged 26.9 percent in 2010 from a year earlier on strong demand from local manufacturers of electronic inputs, raw materials and other intermediate goods, government data show Friday.

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September import growth strongest in 4 months

Published by rudy Date posted on November 26, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Merchandise imports in September climbed 24.6% to $4.57 billion from a year earlier, marking the strongest growth in 4 months, the National Statistics Office said on Friday.

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Double-digit import growth to continue until year-end–Neda

Published by rudy Date posted on October 31, 2010

DESPITE the slowdown in main export markets like the United States and Japan, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) is confident that hitting double-digit import growth will continue for the rest of the year.

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Imports growth weakened to 1.4% in June; deficit now $2.46-B

Published by rudy Date posted on August 26, 2010

THE COUNTRY’S import bill grew for the eighth month in a row but at a weaker 1.4 percent year on year to $4.17 billion, the National Statistics Office said Wednesday.

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TRANSPORTATION DEPT warns more PAL pilots will resign

Published by rudy Date posted on August 6, 2010

Philippine Airlines (PAL) apparently playing hardball with its defiant pilots could cost the flag-carrier a bigger headache, a high-ranking official warned on Thursday. “Until now, PAL is faced by ill prospects of more resignations, if no concessionary actions from PAL will be taken,” said Dante Velasco, undersecretary for public information of the Department of Transportation…

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Vehicle import tariffs won’t be increased — BoI

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2010

THE BOARD of Investments (BoI) will not move to raise tariffs on imported vehicles contrary to some automotive companies’ fears, a ranking official said late on Monday.

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