Total foreign investments (FI) approved in the fourth quarter of 2014 by seven investment promotion agencies (IPAs), namely Board of Investments (BOI), Clark Development Corporation (CDC), Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) as well as Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB), BOI-Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BOI-ARMM), and Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), amounted to PhP 95.2 billion, 27.9 percent lower than PhP 132.0 billion investment commitments in the fourth quarter of 2013. Meanwhile, total approved FI for the year 2014 reached PhP 186.9 billion, down by 31.8 percent from PhP 274.0 billion pledges recorded in the previous year.
Total Gross Revenue Index of key industries grew by 9.7 percent in the third quarter of 2014, slightly higher than the 9.4 percent growth recorded a year ago. Four of the six industries have a growth of more than 10 percent in the Gross revenue index led by Transportation and Communications which accelerated to a 10.9 percent growth during the period, from a growth of 9.8 percent in the same period of 2013. Manufacturing, Finance, and Real Estate sectors posted a growth of 10.8 percent (from 7.9 percent), 10.2 percent (from 17.1 percent), and 10.1 percent (from 10.8 percent), respectively.
The metalworking industry, which is comprised of fabricated metal products and basic metal industries subsectors, records promising standings in the Philippine economy. Based on the recent national accounts estimates, fabricated metal products industry subsector is considered to be one of the main drivers of the country’s manufacturing sector, recording a 39.1 percent growth rate in 2014.
Food Balance Sheet
estimates of the overall food supply situation in the country that is available for consumption of the populace and shows the trends in the levels of the country’s food supply and changes in its composition
Philippine Standard Classification
of Education (PSCE) a database of classification of all educational levels in the Philippine educational system. It aims to integrate the different classification schemes being used by the various agencies, for the purpose of standardizing and facilitating the compilation of education statistics as basis for educational planning, manpower training, labor market studies and other related activities.
Philippine Standard Commodity Classification (PSCC)
The database of all commodities on imports and exports used for tariff and statistical purposes. The 2004 PSCC is an integration of the ASEAN Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature based on the 2002 version of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) prescribed by the World Customs Organization (WCO), and on the Standard International Trade Classification Rev. 3 issued by the United Nations Statistical Office in 1986. It consists of 21 sections, 99 chapters, 1,266 headings, and 13,290 items.
Philippine Central Product Classification (PCPC)
a database of standard classification of goods and services in the Philippines based on the full document of the 2002 PCPC. Contains correspondence with the UN Central Product Classification (UNCPC) Ver 1.1, International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) Rev 3.1, Harmonized Tariff Nomenclature of the Philippines (HSP) and the Philippine Standard Commodity Classification (PSCC) Rev. 3.
Philippine Standard Geographic Code (PSGC) a comprehensive geographical classification which serves as a tool for ensuring the comparability of statistics relating to the geographical areas of the country; likewise contains statistics on voters.
Good Governance Index
The GGI aims to come up with objective, comprehensive and comparable measures of good governance based on outcome indicators. Contains the 2005 and 2008 provincial and municipal GGI.