APRIL 11, 2016 BY http://www.worldstopexports.com/author/daniel/
Exports from the Philippines amounted to US$58.6 billion in 2015, up 22.1% since 2011 but down -5.1% from 2014 to 2015. Philippines top 10 exports accounted for 80.1% of the overall value of its global shipments.
Based on statistics from the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook Database, the Philippines’ total Gross Domestic Product amounted to $742.3 billion in 2015.
Therefore, exports accounted for about 7.9% of total Filipino economic output.
From a continental perspective, 67.1% of Filipino exports by value are delivered to other Asian countries while 16.8% are sold to North American importers. The Philippines ships another 12.8% worth of goods to European clients with 1.3% going to Africa.
Given the Philippines’ population of 101 million people, its total $58.6 billion in 2015 exports translates to roughly $581 for every resident in that island country.
The unemployment rate for the Philippines was 5.8% as of January 2016 per Trading Economics.