The above slides show the GDP growth trends per sector of the economy. The red dotted-line plots the the year-to-year quarterly GDP growth rate (as represented by the Y-Axis) over a given time period (as represented by the X-Axis). Vertical lines demarcate the Administrations of Corazon C. Aquino ('Cory'), Fidel V. Ramos ('FVR'), Joseph E. Estrada ('Erap') and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ('GMA'). The thick black horizontal line signifies the zero-percent (0%) mark. (On the diagram, click on the second arrow from the right to move forward to the next slide.)
Slide 1 Manufacturing: Manufacturing is the largest sector contributing 23% to total GDP in 2Q 2007. During the FVR Administration, this sector experienced both rapid acceleration and deceleration. After recovering during Erap's term, growth rate has so far remained flat during the Arroyo Administration.
Slide 2 Trade: Trade is the second largest sector comprising 17% of total GDP in 2Q 2007. The growth rate for this sector has been accelerating at a steady rate since the beginning of the Estrada Administration up to the present.
Slide 3 Agriculture and Fisheries: Agriculture and Fisheries which makes up 16% of the economy as of 2Q 2007 has exhibited a highly variable pattern of growth. At the aggregate level, no pattern of growth acceleration or decelaration can be detected regardless of the Administration.
Slide 4 Transportation, Communication & Storage: The Transportation, Communication & Storage sector, comprising 9% of total GDP in 2Q 2007, experienced its greatest growth acceleration during a major portion of the Ramos Administration. Since then, the growth rate in this sector has remained flat.
Slide 5 Private Services: Private Services, which also makes up 9% of GDP in 2Q 2007, has experienced accelerating growth which started in the first few years of the GMA Administration.
Slide 6 Finance: The growth rate of the Financial Sector started recovering from the Asian Financial Crisis during the tail-end of the Estrada Administration and the recovery has continued ever since. In 2Q 2007, this sector contributed 6% to the GDP.
Slide 7 Real Estate: The present growth rate of the Real Estate sector is at its highest within the period under consideration. It started accelerating early in the Arroyo Administration and has arrived at a plateau. In 2Q 2007, this sector contributed 5% to the GDP.
Slide 8 Construction: After peaking towards the middle of the FVR Administration, the growth rate of the Construction sector started to decline. Recovery started in the middle of Erap's Presidency and has continued up to the present.
Slide 9 Government Services: The growth rate in Government Services, which contributed 4% to the 2Q 2007 GDP, remained constant during FVR's time and declined during the Estrada Administration. Under GMA, it has resumed its upward trajectory and is now at its highest.
Slide 10 Electricity, Gas & Water: After peaking during the Ramos Administration, the growth rate of the Electricity, Gas and Water sector has remained constant throughout the Estrada and Arroyo administrations. This sector contributed 3% to the 2Q 2007 GDP.
Slide 11 Mining & Quarrying: The Mining and Quarrying sector comprises 2% of 2Q 2007 GDP. After remaining flat during previous Administrations, the growth rate of the sector has experienced an increase under Gloria Arroyo.
Slide 12 Forestry: Forestry, which is the smallest sector (contributing around 1/10 of one percent to GDP) has also experienced an acceleration of growth rate under the present administration.
The pie chart below gives a perspective on the relative contributions of each of the above sectors to the 2nd Quarter 2007 GDP.
The fact that there have been no steep nor sustained declines in the growth rate in any of the sectors of the economy during GMA's time accounts for the comparatively healthy over-all GDP growth during this period. In order of importace, the past increases in GDP Growth rate has relied on the acceleration in growth rates of the Trade, Personal Services, Finance, Construction, Government Services, Mining & Quarrying and Forestry Sectors. On the other hand, the lack of acceleration in the growth rates of two out of the three biggest sectors, i.e. Manufacturing and Agriculture has discouraged further acceleration.