Consumer Expenditure Growth in the Philippines to Accelerate in the Long Term


The Philippines boast Southeast Asia’s third highest total consumer spending (behind Indonesia and Thailand), but with the region’s second largest population it is nevertheless an underperforming market. As food, non-alcoholic drinks and housing absorb over half of the household budget, Filipinos have a low capacity for discretionary spending. Consumer spending growth will accelerate through to 2030, backed by the country’s economic growth, youthful population and rising middle class.