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STATISTICAL INDICATORS ON PHILIPPINE DEVELOPMENT

STATISTICAL INDICATORS ON PHILIPPINE DEVELOPMENT
The Statistical Indicators on Philippine Development (StatDeV) is an instrument formulated and maintained by the Philippine Statistics Authority which aims to monitor the achievement of the economic and social development goals set forth in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP). StatDeV 2016 highlights the performance of the indicators covering the nine PDP sectoral chapters and are compared to targets in the PDP 2011-2016. -- BWResearch: Leo Jaymar G. Uy; BWGraphics: Bong R. Fortin
 

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key indicators
GDP Growth Rate 6.4%
(1st Qtr 2017)
Fiscal Surplus / (Deficit) (P33.421) billion
(as of May 2017)
Inflation 2.8%
(June 2017)
91-day Treasury Bill Rate 2.126
(as of July 3, 2017)
Unemployment Rate 5.7%
(as of April 2017)
Exports Growth Rate 13.7%
(as of May 2017)
Imports Growth Rate 16.6%
(as of May 2017)
Cash Remittances US$11.346 billion
(January-May 2017)
Gross International Reserves US$81.413 billion
(as of June 2017)
Balance of Payments Deficit of US$549.527million
(as of March 2017)
BSP Overnight Lending Rate 3.50%
(as of July 12, 2017)
BSP Reverse Repurchase Rate 3.00%
(as of July 12, 2017)

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STATISTICAL INDICATORS ON PHILIPPINE DEVELOPMENT

THE STATISTICAL Indicators on Philippine Development (StatDev) is an instrument formulated and maintained by the Philippine Statistics Authority which aims to monitor the achievement of the economic and social development goals set forth in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP). StatDeV 2016 highlights the performance of the indicators covering the nine PDP sectoral chapters and are compared to targets in the PDP 2011-2016.

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