PH trade deficit narrowed to $3.3B in October | Inquirer Business

PH trade deficit narrowed to $3.3B in October

/ 09:33 AM December 13, 2022

The Philippines’ deficit in the trade of goods for a month narrowed by 13.5 percent to $3.3 billion in October from $3.82 billion in the same month of 2021, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.

However, preliminary data show that the trade deficit for January-October ballooned by 54 percent to $49.98 billion from $32.4 billion in the same 10 months of last year.

Two-way traffic of goods in October was valued at $18.9 billion, an increase of 12 percent from $16.6 billion a year earlier.


In October, export receipts surged by 20 percent to $7.7 billion from $6.4 billion, 10 times as fast as the 2-percent growth recorded last year.

Meanwhile, imports grew by 7.5 percent to $11 billion from $10.4 billion, just a third as fast as the 23-percent jump in October 2021.

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