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  • Key EDC Market
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Country At A Glance

Flag of Philippines
Map of Philippines

Country Facts

Nominal GDP292.45 Billion USD
Population100.70 Million
Total Trade/GDP61.70%
CurrencyPhilippine Peso (PHP)
Merchandise Imports from Canada751.43 Million CAD
Canadian direct investment1,427 Million CAD
Main importsCapital Goods, Mineral Fuels, Chemicals, Manufactured Goods

EDC in Philippines

Canadian companies assisted113
International buyers insured155
Business volume242.09 Million CAD

Business Environment

With a population exceeding 100 million people, the Philippines is one of the largest markets in Southeast Asia. Economic growth is strong and is expected to continue. While the Philippines business environment has improved in recent years, poor infrastructure, bureaucracy and restrictions on foreign equity ownership in certain sectors present challenges for foreign investors. In order to navigate the complexities of the market, Canadian companies are advised to identify and collaborate with strong local partners, especially with the large local conglomerates that have a lion’s share of the country’s major infrastructure projects.

Key Industries

  • Advanced Security
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Environmental Infrastructure & Waste
  • Medical Technology & Devices
  • Telecom

How we can support your business

Through its representation in Singapore, we provide regional support to Canadian companies planning on or currently doing business in the Philippines. Our regional representatives have developed strategic relationships with major buyers in key sectors as well as an extensive network of local contacts in the market.

  • We are well positioned to help Canadian companies through a range of financing and risk management services.
  • Learn more about our service offering.

Consult our interactive Country Risk Quarterly report.


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