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× PH imports slide down in February as COVID-19 creeps into China trade

Imports slid by over a tenth in February as shipments from China---the Philippines' top source of foreign-made goods---contracted at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Initial figures released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Wednesday (April 8) showed that the country's merchandise exports inched up 2.8 percent year-on-year to $5.4 billion last February, but the value of imports…

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