As leaders and delegates from the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) meet in Manila, it is very important know the facts and figures about the 50-year-old group.
This yr’s summit, which can be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) from April 26 to 29, 2017, can be the 30th time Asean leaders meet.
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President Rodrigo Duterte is anticipated to satisfy with the leaders of neighboring nations and focus on regional points comparable to these involving the South China Sea and the July 2016 choice on the West Philippine Sea by the UN Arbitral Court.
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Here are #InquirerSeven quick facts about the 10 Asean member states:
1. Indonesia is the greatest financial system in Asean
The Philippines, whose gross home product (GDP) numbers $292 billion, is tied with Singapore at fourth place relating to measurement of financial system.
Among Asean member states, Indonesia has the greatest financial system with $819 billion, adopted by Thailand with $395 billion and Malaysia with $296 billion.
2. Laos has the quickest financial development
With a development price of seven.four % in 2015, Laos grew the quickest by way of financial system amongst Asean member states.
The Philippines financial system, in distinction, grew 5.9 %, which places it behind Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam.
three. Indonesia has the highest inhabitants
Indonesia is the most populous nation in Asean with over 257 million individuals, adopted by Philippines with 100 million individuals.
Vietnam locations third, with a inhabitants of 91 million. At final place is Singapore with the smallest inhabitants numbering solely 5.5 million.
four. Vietnam has the quickest rising inhabitants
Vietnam could quickly overtake the Philippines by way of inhabitants, because it has the highest inhabitants development price amongst Asean member states with 2.1 %.
And whereas Singapore could have the smallest inhabitants, it has the second quickest inhabitants development price at 1.eight %.
5. Philippines has the highest unemployment price
The unemployment price in the Philippines is the highest amongst Asean nations at 6.three %. Indonesia is an in depth second with 6.2 %.
Thailand and Cambodia have the lowest unemployment charges amongst member states with simply zero.2 % every.
6. Singapore has the highest share of web customers
More than 82 % (round four.four million) of the whole inhabitants of Singapore are web customers, the highest in the Asean area.
In the Philippines, 40.7 % of the inhabitants (round 40 million) are web customers, placing the nation in fifth place by way of share of web customers.
7. Thailand had the most variety of vacationer arrivals
Nearly 30 million vacationers visited Thailand in 2015, making it the hottest amongst Asean nations.
Malaysia locations second with greater than 25 million vacationer arrivals. The Philippines is in sixth place with 5.three million vacationers that very same yr, simply forward of Cambodia with 5 million vacationer arrivals.
Bonus: Ranking of the inhabitants of ASEAN Member States
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