The Electronics industry remains as the country’s top exporter for the month of November, with total receipts of US$ 3.16 billion out of US$ 5.57 billion, or 56.66% of the total Philippine exports.

A. PH Electronic Exports: October 2018 versus November 2018 (Month-on-Month)01 Figure Export


Fig. 1: PH Electronic Exports (Oct 2018 vs Nov 2018)

Electronic exports decreased by 3.04%, from US$ 3.25 billion in October 2018, to US$ 3.16 billion in November 2018 (see Fig. 1).
Eight out of nine sectors decreased, led by Automotive Electronics at 71.50%, from US$ 15.60 million last month, to US$ 4.44 million this month, followed by Communication and Radar (23.24%), Consumer Electronics (21.77%), Telecommunication (10.74%), Control and Instrumentation (9.85%), Electronic Data Processing (5.25%), Medical/Industrial Instrumentation (4.50%), and Components and Devices (1.33%) (refer to Table 2).
Only Office Equipment increased with 11.14% (see Table 2).

B. PH Electronic Exports: November 2017 versus November 2018 (Year-on-Year)

Electronic exports decreased by 1.62%, from US$ 3.21 billion in November 2017, to US$ 3.16 billion in November 2018, as shown in Fig. 2.
Six out of nine sectors declined, led by Medical/ Industrial Instrumentation at 58.45%, from US$ 11.14 million in November 2017, to US$ 4.63 million this November 2018. Other sectors that exhibited a decrease were Communication and Radar (46.28%), Telecommunication (38.08%), Automotive Electronics (32.62%), Components/ Semiconductor Devices (2.54%), and Control and Instrumentation (0.94%) (see Table 2).
Three sectors increased, namely: Office Equipment (106.12%), Consumer Electronics (76.06%), and Electronic Data Processing (2.59%) (refer to Table 2).

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Fig. 2: PH Electronic Exports (Nov 2017 vs. Nov 2018)

C. PH Electronic Exports: Jan-Nov 2017 versus Jan- Nov 2018 (Year-to-Date)

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Fig. 3: PH Electronic Exports (Jan-Nov 2017 vs. Jan- Nov 2018)

Cumulative electronic exports increased by 4.57%, from US$ 33.35 billion last year, to US$ 34.87 billion this year. This comprises 55.56% of total Philippine exports (see Fig.3).

Six sectors increased from last year’s YTD figures. Consumer Electronics had the biggest gain at 86.15%, from US$ 295.16 million last year, to US$ 549.42 million this year. Other sectors that increased were Office Equipment (39.09%), Automotive Electronics (18.85%), Control and Instrumentation (11.85%), Electronic Data Processing (7.73%), and Components/Devices or Semiconductors (3.09%) (see Table 3). Three sectors decreased: Communication/Radar (20.97%), Medical/Industrial Instrumentation (20.65%), and Telecommunication (13.23%) (refer to Table 3).


As shown in Table 1, the top five (5) countries of destination in November 2018 were Hong Kong (19.82) the United States of America (14.42%), the People’s Republic of China (12.29%), Singapore (8.79%), and Japan (7.85%).

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Table 1: Top 5 Destination Countries for Philippine Electronics (Nov 2018 vs. Oct 2018)

Other destinations in the top ten were Korea (6.51%), Germany (5.34%), Taiwan (5.03%), Netherlands (3.80%), and Thailand (3.42%).

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Fig. 4: Top Exported Products, Nov 2018

The top exported electronics products for this month were Components/Devices or Semiconductors, Electronic Data Processing, Communication/Radar, Office Equipment, and Control and Instrumentation (refer to Fig. 4). Semiconductor Devices bound for USA increased by 25.25%%. However, the same product bound for China decreased by 17.54% (see Table 4).

Table 2: PH Electronic Exports Product by Sector (Month-on-Month and Year-on-Year)

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Notes for Table 2:
F.O.B. Value in Million U.S. Dollars
Electronic Eqpt and Parts – referred as “Other Electronics”
r – Revised
Growth rates were computed from actual values

Table 3: PH Electronic Exports Product by Sector (Year-to-Date)

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Table 4: PH Top Electronic Export Products and Countries of Destination

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