IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY GROUP              
  for the periods indicated              
  f.o.b. value in million U.S. dollars              
                 
  Q4 Growth (%) January-December Growth (%)
Commodities 2017 2018 p 2018 p 2017 2018 p 2018 p
                 
   
  Capital Goods 8921 9327 4.6 31469 35529 12.9
   Power Generating & Specialized Machines 1948 2060 5.8 7710 8360 8.4
  Office & EDP Machines 874 945 8.2 3211 3513 9.4
  Telecommunication Eqpt. & Elect. Mach.  4028 3997 -0.8 13853 15465 11.6
  Land Transport Eqpt. excl. Passenger Cars  848 848 0.0 2786 3072 10.3
       & Motorized Cycle  
  Aircraft, Ships & Boats 753 1007 33.7 2203 3325 50.9
  Prof. Sci. & Cont. Inst.; Photo- 470 470 0.0 1706 1794 5.1
      graphic Eqpt. & Optical Goods  
  Raw Materials & Intermediate Goods 9875 10618 7.5 36938 42026 13.8
  Unprocessed Raw Materials 967 1088 12.5 4276 3962 -7.3
     Wheat 258 446 73.2 1191 1510 26.8
     Corn 25 75 196.4 119 248 109.0
     Unmilled cereals excl. rice & corn 3 2 -8.7 9 11 18.6
     Crude materials, inedible 637 521 -18.3 2778 1954 -29.7
        Pulp & waste paper 23 28 21.1 88 105 18.8
        Cotton 4 5 33.2 28 32 15.2
        Syn. fibers 24 21 -10.9 76 91 20.6
        Metalliferous ores 439 231 -47.5 1932 923 -52.2
        Others 147 236 60.5 654 802 22.6
     Tobacco, unmanufactured 44 43 -1.6 179 238 33.2
  Semi-Processed Raw Materials 8908 9529 7.0 32662 38064 16.5
     Feeding stuffs for animals 335 398 18.7 1315 1511 15.0
     Animal & vegetable oils & fats 321 263 -18.0 1116 1023 -8.3
     Chemical 2399 2476 3.2 9398 10144 7.9
        Chemical compounds 500 442 -11.6 1862 1955 5.0
        Medicinal & pharmaceutical chemicals 409 420 2.7 1720 1695 -1.5
        Urea 62 62 -0.8 236 237 0.6
        Fertilizer excl. urea 85 89 5.1 325 316 -2.8
        Artificial resins 580 657 13.2 2275 2610 14.7
        Others 762 807 5.8 2980 3330 11.7
     Manufactured goods 3347 3522 5.2 12182 14667 20.4
        Paper & paper products 314 290 -7.7 1180 1345 13.9
        Textile yarn, fabrics & made-up articles 339 308 -9.1 1178 1369 16.2
        Non-metallic mineral mftures. 370 457 23.3 1377 1706 23.9
        Iron & steel 1162 1340 15.3 4219 5750 36.3
        Non-ferrous metals 339 320 -5.6 1200 1341 11.7
        Metal products 497 527 5.9 1786 1961 9.8
        Others 325 280 -13.8 1241 1195 -3.7
     Embroideries 18 15 -12.7 79 58 -26.8
     Mat/Acc  for the mftr. of elect. eqpt. 2489 2855 14.7 8572 10661 24.4
     Iron ore, not agglomerated 0 0 -- 0 0 --
  Mineral Fuels & Lubricant   3073 3572 16.3 10796 13100 21.3
  Coal, Coke 388 432 11.3 1439 1677 16.5
  Petroleum Crude 1005 1444 43.7 3422 5068 48.1
  Others 1680 1696 1.0 5934 6355 7.1
  Consumer Goods 4695 4567 -2.7 16398 17637 7.6
  Durable 2892 2497 -13.6 9467 9795 3.5
     Passenger cars & motorized cycle 1693 1188 -29.8 5542 5163 -6.8
     Home appliances 231 265 14.7 800 923 15.5
     Misc. manufactures 968 1045 7.9 3125 3708 18.7
  Non-Durable 1803 2070 14.8 6931 7843 13.2
     Food & live animals chiefly for food 1557 1808 16.1 6107 6897 12.9
        Dairy products 201 230 14.6 935 976 4.3
        Fish & fish preparation 136 97 -28.2 513 550 7.3
        Rice 44 138 215.3 339 696 105.4
        Fruits & vegetables 267 294 10.0 808 914 13.2
        Others 909 1048 15.2 3513 3761 7.1
     Beverages & tobacco mfture. 96 96 -0.2 334 367 9.9
     Articles of apparel, access. 150 166 11.0 490 579 18.1
  Special Transactions 153 178 16.4 493 636 29.0
     Articles temporarily imported & exported 14 11 -18.6 57 50 -12.7
     Others 140 167 19.8 436 586 34.5
   
  TOTAL IMPORTS, per FTS 26717 28263 5.8 96093 108928 13.4
                 
-- infinite growth rate  
p Preliminary  
Note: Details may not add up to total due to rounding  
Source: Foreign Trade Statistics, Philippine Statistics Authority