Philippines Shipping Report Q1 2016 - New Market Study Published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Nov 10 2015

We anticipate 2016 to be a good year for the Philippines ' port sector , with growth to further build up from positive 2015 figures. Economic development and regional trade expansion are increasing trade volumes. Meanwhile, infrastructure investment has temporarily resolved congestion issues and planned projects will provide further accommodation for rising throughput over the medium term. Also contributing to our positive outlook, the Cabotage Act signed in 2015 lowers entry barriers for foreign ship owners, boosting shipping activity in the country.

Over 2016-2019 BMI forecasts an average of 5.5% real growth in total trade supported, with steady growth expected at the Port of Cebu and Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) respectively, the country's two largest ports. We project population growth to average at 1.5% and real GDP growth 5.9% for the same period, supporting our view for steady growth in trade volumes. Relatively low unemployment (6.3% in 2015) and a large active population (63.5% in 2015) are supporting consumer demand and, in turn, imports.

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Headline Industry Data

2016 Port of Cebu tonnage throughput forecast to grow by 6.3% - representing a slight acceleration from 6.0% expected for 2015.
Port of Cebu container throughput growth estimated at 7.1% in 2015, expected to rise to 8.2% in 2016.
MICT tonnage throughput growth is estimated at 1.8% in 2015 and set to accelerate to 2.3% in 2016.
MICT container throughput growth is expected to rise from 6.6% in 2015 to 6.9% in 2016.
2016 total trade growth (in real terms) is forecast at 6.1%, compared to 6.7% estimated for 2015.

The Philippines Shipping Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data and BMI Research's independent forecasting, critically analysing international transport of dry bulk and containers. The report evaluates the global commodities and trade backdrop, alongside in-depth country-specific analysis of trade prospects. The report also contains company profiles covering leading multinational and national shipping companies and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Philippines.

BMI's Philippines Shipping Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the shipping industry in Philippines.

Key Benefits

* Benchmark BMI's independent shipping industry forecasts for Philippines to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Philippine shipping market.
* Target business opportunities and risks in Philippines through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.

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