November 24, 2017, 4:36 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07222 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.23697 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.035 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34334 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02609 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.035 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03933 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.63992 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03265 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00741 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 34.27689 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01967 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02668 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13491 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06405 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01967 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28171 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.20626 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 393.707 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03929 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0252 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01953 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.51721 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13055 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 59.27237 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.06096 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01967 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.84798 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42782 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.47748 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12472 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.93215 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.25679 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26216 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34612 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.53196 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01676 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0411 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01485 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01485 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.09043 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.92566 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 176.89283 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14439 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.01731 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15359 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46264 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12608 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.21691 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.23442 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 266.33236 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06904 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.28012 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.94985 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 692.86138 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03638 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.46903 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01391 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.2151 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03441 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.37082 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 78.99705 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 8.32547 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.69912 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.59685 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00593 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01613 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.50443 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 163.16618 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 29.60669 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.02262 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.44897 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2763 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05995 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0122 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02689 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18578 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34307 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.02635 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.80433 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.94494 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15822 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.90266 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.6647 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30619 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 14.0885 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37348 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08155 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27622 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 7.00098 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.60177 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16317 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03638 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02891 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00756 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01967 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06359 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06374 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06568 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07087 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 110.87513 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07473 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07785 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.16841 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.36755 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07374 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15449 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26735 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13097 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16686 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0267 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01486 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.4367 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.85251 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.99312 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 410.64307 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17207 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.12743 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.27624 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64562 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04905 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04547 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07723 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13037 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59133 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.93314 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51976 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.28811 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01967 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57699 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 158.89873 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19617 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 446.39136 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.10089 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05108 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.98368 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0531 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.988 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.98682 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.91504 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2763 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 102.05507 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.11701 Zimbabwe dollar

Consumer confidence declines

Consumer sentiment weakened but remained positive for the third quarter, with the overall confidence index (CI) decreasing to 10.2 percent from 13.1 percent.

Despite the decline in the CI, consumer confidence remained high, registering the second highest reading since the start of the nationwide survey in 2007. 

The lower but positive CI indicates that the number of optimists declined but continued to outnumber the pessimists. 

The CI is computed as the percentage of households that answered in the affirmative less the percentage of households that answered in the negative with respect to their views on a given indicator.

According to respondents, their less favorable outlook for the current quarter was due to the following reasons: (a) anticipated higher prices of commodities which could lead to higher household expenditures, (b) peace and order problems (particularly, crisis in Marawi City), (c) low or no increase in income, and (d) expected increase in the number of unemployed persons. Respondents also cited other concerns on occurrence of calamities during the third quarter and poor health.

For the next quarter, consumer sentiment turned more upbeat as the CI increased to 17.8 percent from 13.6 percent in the previous quarter’s survey. 

Respondents’ more optimistic outlook for the next quarter stemmed from expectations of (a) additional income and salary increase, (b) improvement in peace and order, and (c) availability of more jobs. 

Meanwhile, consumer outlook for the year ahead remained broadly steady as the CI showed a marginal decline to 33.7 percent from 34.3 percent for the previous quarter.

Consumer confidence is measured across three component indicators, namely, the country’s economic condition, family financial situation, and family income. 

For third quarter, consumer sentiment on the three indicators was mixed, as optimism was lower on the country’s economic condition, higher on family’s financial situation and broadly steady on family income. 

Notably, record-high CIs were posted on the outlook on family financial situation and family income. 

For the next quarter, consumers’ views on family finances and income turned more buoyant but was steady on the country’s economic condition. 

Meanwhile, outlook on family income weakened for the year ahead, although remaining positive, but was steady on the economic condition of the country and family financial situation

Consistent with the less optimistic overall sentiment of consumers, consumer outlook across income groups likewise weakened for the current quarter. 

In particular, the low-income group turned pessimistic for the current quarter as the CI reverted to negative territory, with respondents anticipating no increase in salary for the period. 

Meanwhile, the middle-income group’s less upbeat sentiment was due largely to expectations of higher household expenditures. 

Respondents from the high-income group, while remaining to be the most optimistic, also cited higher prices of goods and peace and order problem as reasons behind their less optimistic outlook. 

Conversely, consumers were more optimistic for the next quarter across income groups.  

For the year ahead, the sentiment was mixed. 

The outlook was less favorable for the low-income group, more upbeat for the middle-income and generally unchanged for the high-income.

The spending outlook index of households on basic goods and services declined to 28.1 percent for the fourth quarter.

This means that although more respondents continued to expect higher spending on basic goods and services, the number that said so decreased compared to a quarter ago, indicating that growth in consumer spending could slow down in the near term. 

Across commodity groups, the spending outlook was mixed. Fewer respondents expected an increase in expenditures on food, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, water, electricity, medical care, transportation, education, recreation and culture, and personal care and effects, while more indicated higher expenditures for clothing and footwear, communication, and restaurants and cafes. 

The spending outlook was generally steady for house rent and furnishing, and fuel.

The percentage of households that considered the current quarter as a favorable time to buy big-ticket items declined to 30.2 percent from 33.9 percent for the second quarter.

The less favorable outlook on buying conditions was evident across all big-ticket items as respondents prioritized food and other basic needs over expenditures on consumer durables, motor vehicles, and house and lot. 

For the year ahead, buying intentions of respondents for big-ticket items turned less favorable, with the percentage of households that intend to buy big-ticket items decreasing to 11.2 percent from 12.3 percent a quarter ago. 

Buying intentions for consumer durables and real estate declined but remained broadly steady for motor vehicles compared to the previous quarter’s survey results.

The survey results showed that consumers anticipated inflation to increase but to remain within target, interest rates to go up and peso to depreciate in the next 12 months. Inflationary expectations have eased as the number of respondents that indicated that inflation will rise decreased from that of a quarter ago. 

Respondents anticipated the rate of increase in commodity prices to stay within the government’s 2 to 4 percent inflation target range for 2017, at 3.2 percent over the course of the next 12 months.

Broadly the same number of respondents expected interest rates to rise compared to a quarter ago. 

Meanwhile, respondents are of the view that the peso would continue to depreciate against the US dollar over the next 12 months. 

Fewer respondents anticipated unemployment to rise for the year ahead as the CI declined to 0.8 percent from 1.9 percent for Q2 2017.

The Q3 2017 CES was conducted during the period 1 – 15 July 2017. The CES samples were drawn from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Master Sample List of Households, which is considered a representative sample of households nationwide. 

The CES sample households were generated using a stratified multi-stage probability sampling scheme. It has a sample size of 5,597 households, of which 2,763 were from NCR and 2,834 from AONCR.
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