Economic growth in the Philippines is dominated by a few regions.1 The fastest growing regions or those that exceeded the 6.2 percent national average GDP growth rate during the period 2010-2015 are generally those with the highest shares to GDP. These include the National Capital Region (NCR) with 6.5 percent, Central Luzon with 7.2 percent, and CALABARZON with 6.3 percent. These three regions jointly account for about 62 percent of the country’s GDP. (Chart 1)

Three other regions surpassed the national economic growth average: CARAGA (8.8 percent), Central Visayas (8.2 percent), and Davao Region (6.7 percent). >>read complete document

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