#PIDSInfoBits: Did you know that the Philippines’ domestic trade is heavily reliant on the water transport sector?

In 2019, about 99.9 percent of the 25.89 million tons of trade was coursed through water, while only 0.03 percent was coursed through air.

The top three commodities traded through water were food, live animals, and manufactured goods.

The regions with high water trade activities were Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, National Capital Region, and Central Luzon.

Know more about the Philippines' water transport sector by reading the PIDS study titled “Government Strategies in the Water Transport Sector: A Closer Look at Philippine Ports” available here: https://pidswebs.pids.gov.ph/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidsdps2147.pdf.

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