Philippines

In-depth country-focused analysis on the Philippines's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of the Philippines's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect the Philippines, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact the Philippines's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in the Philippines before your competitors.

Philippines Country Risk

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Core Views •Despite the fact that the Philippine economy likely slowed in Q413 as a result of Typhoon Yolanda's devastating impact on the Visayas, we believe that momentum remains solidly...

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Philippines Industry Coverage (21)

Agribusiness

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BMI View: We hold a positive view on the Philippines' agribusiness sector in the long term given the potential for expansion of new sectors such as palm oil. Our outlook is especially positive...

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Autos

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Auto sales in the Philippines rose 17.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) in December 2013, to 17,185 units, as reported by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: We expect the Philippines IT market will grow by around 5.1% in 2014, a slight slowdown from 2013 , but nonetheless robust growth. Consumer electronics spending is likely to remain...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: In Q413, Typhoon Haiyan has unsurprisingly been at the centre of defence and security developments in the Philippines. Recent estimates suggest that the cost of reconstruction may reach...

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Food & Drink

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Executive Summary BMI View : While the Philippines' economy continues to expand at a healthy rate and despite its expanding base of young consumers, we believe that the country offers limited...

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Freight Transport

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Despite the devastating result of Typhoon Yolanda on the Visayas (the impact of which was felt by the country's freight industry), the Philippines does have a lot going for it over the medium term....

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Information Technology

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BMI View: T he Philippines IT market is expected to be a regional outperformer over the medium term due to the low penetration of products and services, an opportunity for vendors, and the...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: Although the Philippine s construction sector appears to have reached the peak of its growth cycle, we believe this should not be inferred as a negative reflection of the sector's...

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Insurance

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BMI View: 2013's third quarter reports from the Insurance Commission indicate substantial growth in the life segment of 63% over the previous year to US$4.6bn. Progress from a regulatory...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan will have an effect on the economy, which the government believes will affect economic growth in the first half of 2014, as the...

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Mining

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BMI View: With an abundance of mineral resources on offer, we are optimistic towards the future growth prospects of Philippines' mining sector. Capital inflows will be forthcoming over the...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: The Philippines' oil and gas market is small but growing, marked by an expected short-term increase in both liquids and gas production, although it will still be insufficient to meet...

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Petrochemicals

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The opening of JP Summit's new naphtha cracker plant - with 320,000tpa ethylene capacity - should help overcome the main weakness in the Philippine petrochemicals industry, which is dependent on...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: According to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) the pharmaceutical industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Its output, drugs and...

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Power

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BMI View: The Philippines' power sector continues to expand, with growth of between 3% and 5% expected throughout our current forecast period to 2018. Recovery following the widespread...

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Real Estate

Renewables

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BMI View : The renewables market is gaining ground in the Philippines, with potential investors attracted by the im plementation of the new Feed-in Tariff (FiT ) programmes, as well as the...

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Retail

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BMI View: An expanding population with increasing levels of disposable income should result in a strong rise in household spending across all retail subsectors in the Philippines over the next few...

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Shipping

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Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) is set to hold the top position in Philippines's maritime sector in terms of container throughput in 2014, with both total tonnage and box volumes...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : The Philippine s telecoms market is somewhat limited by low consumer incomes . H owever , with large subscription growth opportunities , operators continue to grow rapidly , as...

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