October 22, 2021

8月 貿易赤字 35.8億ドル

フィリピンの8月の貿易収支は、輸入の増加が輸出の増加を上回り、35億8,000万ドル近い赤字となったことが州統計局の発表により明らかになりました。

フィリピンの8月の対外貿易総額は165億1,000万ドルで、コロナの影響で15.6%縮小した前年同月に比べて25.3%増加しました。そのうち輸入は30.8%増の100.4億ドル、輸出は17.6%増の64.7億ドルでした。

また、この月のフィリピンのトップ貿易相手国は再び中国でした。フィリピンはその中国に対して大きな貿易赤字を計上しています。

フィリピンの輸出先としては、アメリカ、日本、香港、シンガポールが上位5位に入っています。輸入先としては、日本、韓国、タイ、アメリカがフィリピンの輸入先の上位5位に入っています。

フィリピンの貿易事情は中国によって大きく左右されるようです。

以下、ABS-CBN NEWSより

Philippine trade deficit widens to $3.58 in August as import surge overtakes export growth

MANILA – The Philippines posted a trade deficit of nearly $3.58 billion in August as a surge in imports overtook a surge in exports, the state statistics bureau said on Tuesday.

The country’s total external trade in goods in August, amounted to $16.51 billion, up 25.3 percent from the same month last year when trade contracted 15.6 percent amid the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Imports however reached $10.04 billion, growing 30.8 percent, while exports reached $6.47 billion, up 17.6 percent.

This was in contrast to the -12.7 percent and -17.5 percent growth rates in exports and imports respectively, posted in August 2020.

China was again the Philippines’ top trading partner for the month. But the Philippines again posted a huge trade deficit with the Asian giant.

Exports to China topped shipments to other countries, reaching $1.05 billion, representing 16.2 percent of exports.

The United States, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, rounded up the top 5 destinations for Philippine exports.

Imports from China meanwhile reached $2.36 billion, representing 23.5 percent of the Philippines’ total import bill.

This means that the Philippines has a $1.31 billion trade deficit with China in August.

Japan, South Korea, Thailand and the US rounded up the top 5 of the country’s suppliers of imports.

Electronic products were the Philippines’ top exports as well as imports.