Philippine Economy Posts 6.4 Percent GDP Growth in the First Quarter of 2017

Originally posted at Reference Number: Q12017 Release Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) posted a 6.4 percent growth in the first quarter of 2017. Manufacturing, Trade, and  Other Services were the main drivers of growth for the quarter. Among the major economic sectors, Services had the fastest growth of 6.8 percent. Industry decelerated