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CALABARZON’s economy continues to expand in 2022

Release Date: April 27, 2023
The economy of CALABARZON grew faster by 7.8 percent in 2022, compared to 7.7 percent growth in 2021, as all industries posted positive growths. In terms of level, the regional economy reached PhP 2.94 trillion, which already surpassed its pre-pandemic level estimated at PhP 2.83 trillion in 2019.
The industries with the fastest growth were Other Services which include Arts, culture and recreational activities, personal services among others; and Accommodation and food service activities with 26.4 percent and 22.6 percent, respectively. Agriculture, forestry, and fishing (AFF) rebounded to a 1.7 percent growth, from a decline of -9.4 percent in 2021.
CALABARZON, Growth Rates by Industry: 2021 – 2022
At Constant 2018 Prices, in percent 
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority
The main drivers for accelerated growth were Manufacturing, which contributed 3.0 percentage points to the regional growth, posting a 7.0 percent growth. This was followed by Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, 10.2 percent; and Construction, 13.6 percent.
CALABARZON is the only predominantly Industrial region. Among the three major industries, Industry accounted for 50.8 percent of the region’s economy, and it grew by 7.2 percent. While, Services and Agriculture, forestry, and fishing, accounted for 44.7 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively.
Of the 7.6 percent growth in Philippines’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2022, CALABARZON contributed 1.2 percentage points, the second highest among the 17 regions. Moreover, the region also ranked second in terms of share, accounting for 14.8 percent of the total GDP.
Regional Director


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