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Publishing and printing industry manufacturing value added in Philippines 2009-2018

Traditional media publication like that of print media is slowly being challenged by digital media in the modern landscape of media market. Although, digital publishing is trending worldwide, the manufacturing value added of the publishing and printing industry in the Philippines has increased since 2009 and was valued at approximately 19.5 billion Philippine pesos in 2017.


The Philippines is an English-speaking nation where one of the official languages recognized in the country is the English language. Public documents and books are all published in English. Within the country, at least 49.2 percent of the local readers read books once a week. According to the readers, reading books expands their knowledge, helps them keep up with current events happening in the world, and improves their reading ability along with grammar, comprehension, and vocabulary.

Newspaper market

In a recent survey conducted in the Philippines in 2018, only 13 percent reported reading tabloids in the past 12 months. Digital news emerges as the more favoured source for information news across the country. In 2018, ABS-CBN was the leading digital publishing company for general news in the Philippines.

Publishing and printing industry manufacturing value added in the Philippines from 2009 to 2018 (in billion Philippine pesos)*

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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Figures as of 3rd quarter 2018.

One Philippine peso equals 0.019 U.S dollars and 0.017 euros (as of April 2019).

Figures are at constant 2000 prices.
Figures have been rounded.

The source does not provide a date of publication. The date used here is the access date.

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