IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY GROUP            
  for the periods indicated              
  f.o.b. value in million U.S. dollars              
                 
  Q3 Growth (%) January-September Growth (%)
Commodities 2017 2018 p 2018 p 2017 2018 p 2018 p
                 
   
  Capital Goods 7595 9252 21.8 22548 26202 16.2
   Power Generating & Specialized Machines 2005 2040 1.7 5762 6301 9.3
  Office & EDP Machines 792 912 15.1 2337 2568 9.9
  Telecommunication Eqpt. & Elect. Mach.  3368 3853 14.4 9825 11468 16.7
  Land Transport Eqpt. excl. Passenger Cars  670 820 22.5 1938 2224 14.7
       & Motorized Cycle  
  Aircraft, Ships & Boats 357 1155 223.3 1449 2318 59.9
  Prof. Sci. & Cont. Inst.; Photo- 403 471 16.9 1236 1324 7.1
      graphic Eqpt. & Optical Goods  
  Raw Materials & Intermediate Goods 9036 11119 23.1 27063 31408 16.1
  Unprocessed Raw Materials 1250 994 -20.5 3309 2874 -13.2
     Wheat 316 393 24.1 933 1064 14.0
     Corn 22 53 135.3 93 173 85.2
     Unmilled cereals excl. rice & corn 3 3 3.9 7 9 29.6
     Crude materials, inedible 858 483 -43.7 2141 1433 -33.0
        Pulp & waste paper 25 27 6.9 65 77 18.0
        Cotton 7 10 41.7 24 27 12.4
        Syn. fibers 18 21 18.6 52 70 35.2
        Metalliferous ores 649 213 -67.2 1492 693 -53.6
        Others 158 211 33.5 507 566 11.7
     Tobacco, unmanufactured 50 63 24.2 135 195 44.7
  Semi-Processed Raw Materials 7786 10125 30.0 23754 28535 20.1
     Feeding stuffs for animals 314 386 22.9 979 1113 13.7
     Animal & vegetable oils & fats 292 243 -16.7 795 760 -4.4
     Chemical 2447 2672 9.2 6999 7668 9.5
        Chemical compounds 501 510 1.9 1362 1513 11.1
        Medicinal & pharmaceutical chemicals 468 470 0.5 1312 1276 -2.7
        Urea 63 76 20.2 174 176 1.1
        Fertilizer excl. urea 75 94 25.6 240 226 -5.6
        Artificial resins 554 678 22.3 1695 1954 15.3
        Others 786 844 7.4 2218 2523 13.8
     Manufactured goods 2803 3893 38.9 8835 11145 26.1
        Paper & paper products 280 359 28.0 866 1054 21.8
        Textile yarn, fabrics & made-up articles 288 344 19.3 839 1061 26.4
        Non-metallic mineral mftures. 321 462 44.2 1007 1249 24.1
        Iron & steel 911 1585 74.0 3057 4410 44.3
        Non-ferrous metals 279 358 28.0 862 1021 18.5
        Metal products 433 506 16.8 1289 1435 11.3
        Others 290 280 -3.6 916 915 -0.2
     Embroideries 17 29 73.7 61 42 -30.9
     Mat/Acc  for the mftr. of elect. eqpt. 1913 2901 51.6 6083 7806 28.3
     Iron ore, not agglomerated 0 0 -- 0 0 --
  Mineral Fuels & Lubricant   2666 3505 31.4 7723 9528 23.4
  Coal, Coke 392 478 21.9 1051 1245 18.5
  Petroleum Crude 828 1328 60.4 2418 3624 49.9
  Others 1446 1699 17.5 4254 4659 9.5
  Consumer Goods 4182 4792 14.6 11703 13070 11.7
  Durable 2354 2629 11.7 6575 7297 11.0
     Passenger cars & motorized cycle 1395 1428 2.3 3850 3975 3.3
     Home appliances 192 234 21.6 569 659 15.8
     Misc. manufactures 766 967 26.3 2157 2664 23.5
  Non-Durable 1829 2163 18.3 5128 5772 12.6
     Food & live animals chiefly for food 1608 1915 19.1 4550 5089 11.8
        Dairy products 272 264 -3.1 734 745 1.5
        Fish & fish preparation 123 147 19.0 377 453 20.1
        Rice 76 316 312.9 295 558 89.0
        Fruits & vegetables 189 210 11.2 541 621 14.7
        Others 947 979 3.4 2603 2713 4.2
     Beverages & tobacco mfture. 98 103 4.1 237 270 14.0
     Articles of apparel, access. 122 145 18.6 340 413 21.2
  Special Transactions 113 161 42.5 340 458 34.7
     Articles temporarily imported & exported 20 25 25.5 43 39 -10.8
     Others 93 135 46.2 296 419 41.3
   
  TOTAL IMPORTS, per FTS 23592 28828 22.2 69377 80665 16.3
                 
-- infinite growth rate  
p Preliminary  
Note: Details may not add up to total due to rounding  
Source: Foreign Trade Statistics, Philippine Statistics Authority