Department of State Development
  • The Philippines

The Philippines has experienced considerable economic growth and is one of the fastest growing in the South East Asia region.

With English widely spoken, doing business is made easier.

The country has developed as a regional hub for business services, has a strong focus on education and is a key supplier of skilled labour to the South East Asia region and world markets, particularly in nursing and health care.

Increasing public investment in transport (airports and roads), hospitals and tourism infrastructure also provides a wide range of opportunities for South Australian businesses.

Sector opportunities

Food and wine

South Australia’s food and wine businesses are well placed to enhance productivity in the Philippines and provide support to improve food security and strengthen supply chains.


Education is a key priority for the Philippines Government, providing opportunities for South Australia to build strong relationships with education providers to showcase South Australia’s world-class capabilities, and the quality of the higher and vocation education.

Professional services

As the Philippines continue to grow its economy, the country has significant infrastructure and professional service opportunities that South Australian companies are well placed to play a part in.


Mining and mining services

South Australian companies are well-placed to capitalise on future developments in the Philippines’ mining and resources sector which has an estimated mineral resource value of around US$1 trillion.

Emerging exporters

The Philippines is an English speaking democracy with a strong legal system and foundation. It has a range of needs that align with the strengths of South Australia and is a relatively easy market for emerging or new exporters.

Want to know more?

A dedicated team is on hand to support businesses looking to export to South East Asia.