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Indicateurs clés

300,000 km2
100,998,376 (July 2015 est.)
Type de gouvernement
Filipino (official; based on Tagalog) and English (official); eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinan
$741 billion (2015 est.)
Taux de croissance
5.8% (2015 est.)



The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. Her presidency was marred by several corruption allegations but the Philippine economy was one of the few to avoid contraction following the 2008 global financial crisis, expanding each year of her administration. Benigno AQUINO III was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2010. The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups, some of which are on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front and on-again/off-again peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The decades-long Maoist-inspired New People's Army insurgency also operates through much of the country. The Philippines faces increased tension with China over disputed terriorial claims in the South China Sea.

Source: The CIA World Factbook - Philippines


Indicateurs macroéconomiques

IMF Statistics:

Subject Descriptor20092010201120122013
GDP, constant prices, %1.1%7.6%4.6%4.8%5%
GDP, current prices, $ (billions)168.4199.5216.1232.1248.7
GDP per capita, current prices, $ (units)1,826.82,123.12,254.82,375.72,496.4
Inflation, average consumer prices, %3.2%3.8%4.5%4.1%4%
Volume of imports of goods and services, %-9.8%21.272%


Volume of exports of goods and services, %-8.320%24.8%0.4%6.6%6.1%
Unemployment rate, % of total labor force7.4%7.2%7.2%7.2%7%
Current account balance, $ (billions)
Current account balance, % of GDP5.5%4.2%1.6%1.2%1.2%


Source: IMF Statistics - Philippines


Le Luxembourg et le pays

Existing conventions and agreements

Non double taxation agreement 

In order to promote international economic and financial relations in the interest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government negotiates bilateral agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on fortune with third countries.


Air Services agreement

  • Agreement from 21.11.2001

Source: Administration des contributions directes


Plus d'informations

Foreign Trade

The Statec Foreign Trade statistics provide information on the trade of goods - by product and by country. This information is collected respectively through the INTRASTAT declaration and on the basis of customs documents.

You can see the statistics on the website of the Statec.

Contact points in Philippines

Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Philippines

Ambassador with residence in Tokyo:

Madame Béatrice KIRSCH

Luxembourg House 1F
8-9 Chiyoda-Ku Yonbancho
Tokyo 102-0081

Tel: +81 3 3265 9621
Fax: +81 3 3265 9624
Email: tokyo.amb@mae.etat.lu

Economic and Commercial Attachés (AWEX):

Economic and Commercial Attaché: 

Philippe Delcourt 

Suite 10-03, 10 th Floor
Menara Tan & Tan
207 Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +60 3 2168 8895/96/97
Fax: +60 3 2168 8900
E-mail: kualalumpur(at)awex-wallonia.com

Commercial Assistant:


6805, Ayala Avenue 9th Floor
Salcedo Village
1227 Makati City - Metro Manila

Tel: +63 2 843 69 82
Fax: +63 2 843 69 85
E-mail: manille(at)awex-wallonia.com 

Source: www.mae.lu
Source: www.awex.be 


Country risk as defined by Office du Ducroire for Philippines

Annuler les modifications

Annuler les modificationDucroire is the only credit insurer covering open account deals in over 200 countries. A rating on a scale from 1 to 7 shows the intensity of the political risk. Category 1 comprises countries with the lowest political risk and category 7 countries with the highest. Macroeconomics experts also assess the repayment climate for all buyers in a country.

Link: Ducroire Office - Country Risk for Philippines

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