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Philippine exports up by 5.1 percent in September

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Staff Writer | November 11, 2016
The Philippines' exports recovered in September, posting 5.1 percent increase year-on-year to $5.211 billion after 17 months of decline, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.
Trade in Asia   Export sales in September last year
Export sales in September last year amounted to $4.960 billion.

PSA said the increase was attributed to eight major commodities out of the top 10 export commodities for the month.

These include other mineral products, electronic equipment and parts, metal components, chemicals, articles of apparel and clothing accessories, ignition wiring set and other wiring sets used in vehicles, aircrafts and ships, electronic products, and other manufactures.

Total merchandise exports from January to September, however, registered a 6.2 percent decrease to $41.691 billion from $44.460 billion in the same period of 2015, PSA said.