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Philippines: Economy

Driven by broad-based expansion in domestic demand, the Philippine economy continued to perform strongly in the first half of 2017.GDP grew by 6.4% year on year in the first half of 2017, moderating from a 7.0% pace in the same period last year but in line with the average 6.3% annual expansion since 2010. The Philippines remains among the fastest growing Southeast Asian economies this year. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update


Economic forecasts for Southeast Asian countries

Country 2017f 2018f
Brunei Darussalam 0.0 1.0
Cambodia 7.1 7.1
Indonesia 5.1 5.3
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 6.9 7.0
Malaysia 5.4 5.4
Myanmar 7.7 8.0
Philippines 6.5 6.7
Singapore 2.7 2.7
Thailand 3.5 3.6
Viet Nam 6.3 6.5
Average 5.0 5.1
Country 2017f 2018f
Brunei Darussalam –0.3 0.1
Cambodia 3.0 3.2
Indonesia 4.0 3.7
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 1.5 1.5
Malaysia 3.7 2.7
Myanmar 7.0 7.5
Philippines 3.2 3.5
Singapore 1.0 1.5
Thailand 0.7 1.5
Viet Nam 4.5 5.5
Average 3.1 3.1
Country 2017f 2018f
Brunei Darussalam 6.0 6.5
Cambodia –9.7 –9.3
Indonesia –1.7 –2.0
Lao People’s Democratic Republic –17.5 –19.0
Malaysia 2.4 2.4
Myanmar –8.0 –8.0
Philippines 0.2 0.5
Singapore 19.5 19.8
Thailand 8.5 6.5
Viet Nam 1.0 2.0
Average 3.0 2.8

f = forecast number.

Source: Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update