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About Philippines

The Philippines, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines comprises over 7500 islands in South East Asia.

The country’s economy is primarily agriculture with rice being the major crop along with coconut and fruit production. The industry is based on the production of Garments, Electronic products, copper products, transport equipment, etc.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityManila
Government TypePresidential Constitutional Republic
Official LanguagesFilipino, English
CurrencyPhilippine peso, PHP
Phone Code +63
Important CitiesQuezon City , Caloocan, Davao City, Cebu, Zamboanga City, Taguig, Pasig, Cagayan De Oro City, Paranaque
National DayIndependence Day (12th Jun)
GDP (nominal)USD 435.675 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking95
Primary Industrieselectronics assembly, aerospace, business process outsourcing, food, manufacturing, shipbuilding, chemicals, textiles, garments, metals, petroleum refining, fishing, steel, rice[
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsVietnam, Taiwan, Cambodia, Brunei
Member ofAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN), Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area(BIMP-EAGA), East Asia Summit(EAS), Group of 24(G24), Group of 77(G77), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Southeast Asia Treaty Organization(SEATO), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB)
Major ExportsElectrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Edible Oils & Seeds, Fruits and Nuts, Gems & Jewellery, Plastics and Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Wood and Pulp, Rubber and Products, Household Items & Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fashion and Apparel, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels
Major ImportsElectrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Cereals & Pulses, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Pharmaceutical Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Edible Oils & Seeds, Chemical Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Books and Papers, Aviation Vehicles, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions
Total Exports ValueUSD 78.930 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 145.890 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 66.96 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade and Preferences (GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), India ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement, Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Economic Integration Agreement (EIA)
Major Exports to IndiaElectrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Gems & Jewellery, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Edible Oils & Seeds, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Marine Vessels, Vegetables and Related Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Building & Construction Products & Services, Plastics and Products
Major Imports from IndiaAutomobiles, Vehicles & Components, Pharmaceutical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Cereals & Pulses, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Chemical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Rubber and Products, Plastics and Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Cosmetics and Accessories, Instruments & Optical Solutions
India's Imports ValueUSD 959.59 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 2,094.15 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 957.59 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for PhilippinesEmbassy of India
H.E. Shambhu S. Kumaran
Honourable Ambassador
2190 Paraiso Street, Dasmariñas Village, P.O. Box 2123, MCPO, Makati City, Metro Manila
63-2-8430101; +63-2-8430102

Embassy Details of Philippines in IndiaEmbassy of the Philippines
H.E. Mr. John Boitte C. Santos
Charge d Affaires
50 N, Nyaya MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2410 1120, 2688 9091, 26888838, 26110152 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Philippines in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Ashwin Muthiah
Honorary Consul General
SPIC House, Annex Building, VIII, Floor, 88 Mount Road, Guindy, Chennai 600032
+91-44-2235 4063 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Philippines in Mumbai
H.E. Mrs. Rajashrree Birla
Honorary Consul General
61, Sakhar Bhavan, 215, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021
+91-22-2202 4792 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Philippines in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Deepak Kumar Khemka
Honorary Consul
37 Shakespeare Sarani, 2nd Floor, Kolkata - 600032
033-22808846/22802546 (O)