Basic Philippines country facts
The Philippines is among the world’s fastest growing economies.
The Philippines’ economic performance for 2016 was steady, with GDP up almost a whole percentage point on 2015.
Most of the Philippines’ wealth is centred in the capital Manila, with other, more rural areas, significantly poorer.
The Philippines sits disturbingly high in the global rankings for crony capitalism, behing only Russia and Malaysia.
The Philippines’ economy is on a roll, with unemployment steadily decreasing and FDI net flows increasing overall.
Despite generally positive economic indicators, the election of unpredictable new president Rodrigo Duterte in 2016 rocked investor confidence.
Stock exchange transactions also highlight the investor jitters around Duterte’s unorthodox policies and pronouncements.
Philippines health coverage statistics for the end of 2015.
Cardiovascular diseases account for 33 percent of all mortality in the Philippines, followed by communicable, maternal, perinatal and nutritional conditions with 25 percent, and other NCDs with 13 percent.
The pharmaceutical industry makes a significant contribution to the Filipino economy, contributing USD 2.9 billion in 2014 alone.
The Philippine pharmaceutical market by therapeutic area.
Data on the launch of new medicines for major non-communicable diseases by year.
The top pharmaceutical companies in the Philippines by revenue. Unilab leads the way, followed by Pfizer and Abbot.
The top drug retailers in the Philippines by revenue. Mercury Drug is number one, followed by Watsons Personal Care Stores, and Rose Pharmacy.