The Philippines is the 39th largest economy of the world (World Bank, 2013), and is also termed as one of the emerging markets. The industrial sector has made a fair contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the years, averaging 34% during 1980-2014 (Emerging Markets). Internationally, The Philippines is considered as a newly industrialized country. Much of the industrial sector is based on processing and assembly operations in the manufacturing of electronics and other high-tech components, usually from foreign multinational corporations. In 2012, the industrial sector employed 1,530,000 nationally. (PSA, 2012) 

The major industries of the Philippines include manufacturing and agribusiness. Within manufacturing, mining and mineral processing, cement, chemicals, iron and steel, pulp and paper, and ceramics are the focus areas. The Philippines is an attractive pharmaceutical market in the Asia-Pacific region. The Philippines is also richly endowed with metallic resources, and the country has attracted many foreign companies to its land (Emerging Markets). 

Based on the SNC, the industry sector emitted 8.6 MtCO2e in year 2000. Emissions from imported halocarbons, estimated at 0.56 MtCO2e, are excluded. From the total industry emissions, 92% or 7.9 MtCO2e came from mineral production and use, with cement and lime production as the largest contributors. Emissions from metal production and the chemical industry accounted for 7% and 1%, respectively (SNC, 2014). The sector contributed an equivalent of 11 MtCO2e GHG emissions to the total inventory in 2010.

For additional information on the Sectoral Climate Change Mitigation Action for the Industry sector, please contact Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Climate Change Services at or