The Philippine trade deficit increased in February from the last year, the Philippine Statistics Authority showed on Thursday.
Exports declined 2.3 percent yearly in February, after a 4.8 percent fall in January.
Imports grew 2.7 percent annually in February, after a 12.1 percent decline in the previous month.
The trade deficit decreased to $2.293 billion in February from $1.968 billion in the same month last year. In January, the deficit was $2.876 billion.
Separate data from the statistical office showed that the production index value declined 46.5 percent yearly in February, following a 16.7 percent fall in January.
The production index volume decreased 43.6 percent in February, following a 12.0 percent decline in the previous month.
Data also showed that producer prices fell 5.3 percent annually in February, same as seen in January.