Philippine consumer - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine consumer


Inflation, water crisis weaken consumer outlook in Q2 2019

Jun 25, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Consumers were pessimistic, but businesses were upbeat for the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas surveys

Inflation slows down further to 4.4% in January 2019

Feb 05, 2019 - 9:01 AM

(UPDATED) The latest inflation figure is closer to the government's target range of 2% to 4%

Inflation cools down to 5.1% in December 2018

Jan 04, 2019 - 9:04 AM

(UPDATED) Inflation eases in December amid a sharp drop in global oil prices, higher domestic rice supply, and a slight recovery of the peso

PSA contradicts Pernia, blames technical glitch for late inflation data

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The Philippine Statistics Authority's statement differs from that of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, who said a miscalculation had to be corrected

Roque on 9-year high inflation: 'Nothing to worry about'

Sep 07, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Malacañang says the 6.4% August inflation rate is 'not ridiculously high' and points to other indicators that show a healthy Philippine economy

Robredo to Duterte gov't: 'Stop dismissing inflation as sign of growing economy'

Sep 06, 2018 - 11:20 AM

'Sa halip na patahimikin ang mga taong pumupuna ng mga pagkukulang nila, gamitin sana itong pagkakataon ng administrasyon na patunayang kaya nilang pababain ang presyo ng mga bilihin,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES. Vice President Leni Robredo urges the Duterte administration to focus on easing high food prices rather than on matters like putting back opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in jail. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Inflation surges to 6.4% in August 2018, exceeds estimates

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:17 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The latest figure moves even further away from the government's inflation target range of only 2% to 4%

Bangko Sentral raises inflation forecast for 2018, 2019

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:20 AM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas sees 2018 full-year inflation hitting 4.9% and 2019 average inflation at 3.7%

INFLATION. Prices of goods continue to rise in the Philippines, prompting the central bank to raise its inflation forecast. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Metro Manila residents dine out twice a day – Nielsen report

Aug 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Based on the Nielsen Foodie Report 2017 the most popular among diners are quick service restaurants convenience stores neighborhood bakeries or bakeshops and eateries

Middleweight regions are next ASEAN growth hotspots – study

Jul 08, 2017 - 5:43 PM

A report titled Rethinking ASEAN dispels common beliefs that megacities like Manila Bangkok and Jakarta are ASEAN s sole growth hotspots

NEW HOTSPOTS. A new report announced that regions with populations less than 5 million people were new hotspots for consumer growth in ASEAN.   NEW HOTSPOTS. According to "Rethinking ASEAN" a report done by Nielsen and AlphaBeta, regions with populations of less than 5 million may be ASEAN's new hotspots for growth.

PH consumer confidence hits new record for the holidays

Dec 11, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Confidence for Q4 2016 is buoyed by expectations of more jobs higher salaries and the government s promise to end contractualization Households however are less optimistic about 2017

Understanding the PH energy chain

Dec 19, 2013 - 5:17 PM

Electricity in the Philippines is derived from various sources From plan to grid there are several factors that can affect its current price

4 factors explain Filipino buying behavior

Sep 07, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Businesses must watch out for these 4 trends in Filipino consumer behavior according to Kantar Worldpanel

Grocery cart image via Shutterstock.

Watch closely how, what rural shoppers are buying

Sep 06, 2013 - 2:24 PM

Consumer spending in rural areas is growing faster than in urban areas a study showed

More want to buy car, house as consumer confidence soars

Jun 14, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Consumers consider the 2nd quarter a favorable time to buy big ticket items including real estate properties consumer durables and motor vehicles

9 products Filipinos can't live without

Feb 21, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Bath soap tops the must have list of those in Metro Manila detergent for those in other parts of Luzon and toothpaste in Visayas and Mindanao

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Filipinos willing to spend but fear job cuts

Feb 05, 2013 - 5:22 PM

Consumer confidence remains strong in the country but many Filipinos fear for their jobs

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE. Filipinos are willing to part with their cash even if at the back of their minds, they are worried about their jobs. Photo by AFP

What are the top products Filipinos buy?

Nov 13, 2012 - 2:45 PM

Nielsen Philippines bares the top 50 Consumer Packaged Goods CPG that Filipinos buy the most

Filipino consumer sentiment improves in Q3

Sep 15, 2012 - 8:58 PM

But the confidence index still remained in negative territory indicating there are more pessimistic than optimistic consumers

Sy-led SM Prime eyes 5 more malls in China

May 17, 2012 - 12:33 PM

SM Prime Holdings Inc Chief Finance Officer Jeffrey Lim said the group is already in talks to keep their long term strategy of growing their portfolio of investments in China