Backgrounder: Philippines

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Manila
  • Population (millions): 97.5
  • Total Area: 298,170 km2
  • Currency: peso
  • Language(s): Tagalog, English

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 280.3
  • GDP per capita ($): 2,876
  • GDP growth (%): 7.2
  • Inflation (%): 2.9
  • Unemployment (%): 7.1

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • Defence and security
  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Sustainable technologies

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-ASEAN Business Council
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
20132007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Philippines603.4458.9
Canada’s merchandise imports from Philippines1,137.1766.1
Canadian investment in PhilippinesCommercially sensitive information307
Filipino investment in CanadaCommercially sensitive informationCommercially sensitive information