Fact Sheet: Philippines - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Manila
  • Population (millions): 99.4
  • Total area: 298,170 km2
  • Currency: Peso
  • Language (s): Tagalog, English

Economic Facts 2014

  • GDP ($ billions): 314.8
  • GDP per capita ($): 3,166
  • GDP growth (%): 6.1
  • Inflation (%): 4.2
  • Unemployment (%): 6.8

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)
 2014
Canada’s merchandise exports to Philippines$569.5
Canada’s merchandise imports from Philippines$1,238.9
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