Philippines

General Overview

Population:

103.8 million (2012 est.)

GDP (purchasing power parity):

US $ 423.8 billion (2012 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP):

US $ 4,084 (2012 est.)

GDP (real growth rate):

4.7% (2012 est.)

Industries:

  • Electronics assembly
  • Garments
  • Footwear
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemicals
  • Wood products
  • Food processing
  • Petroleum refining
  • Fishing

Imports:

US $65.4 billion (2012 est.)

Import commodities:

  • Capital goods
  • Mineral fuels
  • Chemicals
  • Manufactured goods

Exports:

US $52.0 billion (2012 est.)

Export commodities:

  • Electronic products
  • Garments
  • Coconut oil
  • Petroleum products

Alberta's exports to Philippines:

CDN $46.5 million (2012)

Alberta's main exports to Philippines:

  • Cereals
  • Meat
  • Plastics
  • Wood
  • Fruit, Nuts or Other Parts of Plants
  • Prepared Animal Fodder
  • Articles of Iron
  • Nuclear Reactors
  • Edible Vegetables
  • Electronic Machinery
  • Scientific and Technical Instrumentation
  • Aircrafts
  • Oil Seeds

Canada's main exports to Philippines:

  • Ores
  • Meat
  • Wood
  • Nuclear Reactors
  • Cereals
  • Fertilizers
  • Animal Fodder
  • Electronic Machinery
  • Aircrafts
  • Plastics

Alberta-Philippines Relations

Alberta has a multifaceted relationship with Philippines, which includes strong business ties, cultural exchanges and educational initiatives.

A summary of Alberta's relationship with Philippines.

Sector opportunities for Alberta businesses interested in exporting their products

  • Energy: In 2008, the Renewable Energy Act was implemented to maximize the country’s renewable power resources including geothermal, hydropower, biomass, solar and wind. The Philippines is currently the world’s second largest supplier of geothermal energy and 10% of the country’s electricity demand is supplied by hydropower generation.
  • Education: The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine cooperates with the Zamboanga Medical School Foundation, on the island of Mindanao, to provide medical training to nurses and other medical professions.
  • Medical Technology: The Philippines imports more than 90% of its medical equipment and technology. Opportunities exist for Alberta companies who can meet the demand for equipment upgrades, and the need for new technologies and enhanced services.