Philippines Facts & Figures Snapshot

Basic Philippines country facts

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The Philippines is among the world’s fastest growing economies.

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The Philippines’ economic performance for 2016 was steady, with GDP up almost a whole percentage point on 2015.

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Most of the Philippines’ wealth is centred in the capital Manila, with other, more rural areas, significantly poorer.

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The Philippines sits disturbingly high in the global rankings for crony capitalism, behing only Russia and Malaysia.

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The Philippines’ economy is on a roll, with unemployment steadily decreasing and FDI net flows increasing overall.

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Despite generally positive economic indicators, the election of unpredictable new president Rodrigo Duterte in 2016 rocked investor confidence.

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Stock exchange transactions also highlight the investor jitters around Duterte’s unorthodox policies and pronouncements.

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Philippines health coverage statistics for the end of 2015.

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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.PHILIPPINES_GRAPH15


The pharmaceutical industry makes a significant contribution to the Filipino economy, contributing USD 2.9 billion in 2014 alone.

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The Philippine pharmaceutical market by therapeutic area.

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Data on the launch of new medicines for major non-communicable diseases by year.

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The top pharmaceutical companies in the Philippines by revenue. Unilab leads the way, followed by Pfizer and Abbot.

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The top drug retailers in the Philippines by revenue. Mercury Drug is number one, followed by Watsons Personal Care Stores, and Rose Pharmacy.

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