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General


Population: 107,668,231 (2014), 105,720,644 (2013)
Land Area: 300,000 sq km
Natural Resources: Timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper
Capital: Manila
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Benigno Aquino (June 30th 2010)
Languages: Filipino, English, Local dialects
Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 80.9%, Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, Aglipayan 2%, Other Christian 4.5%, Other 1.8%, Unspecified 0.6%, None 0.1%
Major Ethnicities: Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, Other 25.3%
Life Expectancy: 72.48 years (2014), 72.21 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 272.2 billion (2013), 250.4 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 454.3 billion (2013), 431.3 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 4,700 (2013), 4,500 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 6.8% (2013), 6.6% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 11.2%, Industry 31.6%, Services 57.2% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 32%, Industry 15%, Services 53% (2012)
Industries: Electronics assembly, garments footwear, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, petroleum refining, fishing
Agriculture Products: Sugarcane, coconuts, rice, corn, bananas, cassavas, pineapples, mangos; pork, eggs, beef; fish
Human Development Index: 0.660 (117th)(2014), 0.654 (114th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 2.412 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7.4% (2013), 7% (2012)

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Army Size: 106 000 (2004)
Budget: 0.9% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia. The Philippines economy is quickly growing into an industrial society. The growth rate remains high and the economy is diversifying into many fields.

(2014) Economic growth in the Philippines remained strong in 2013 and is expected to continue on this thrend in 2014. The government is continuing an aggresive program of infrastructure investments and poverty reduction initiatives.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Philippines
Wikipedia: Philippines
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/PHL.html

Updated on: November 26th, 2014