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Eastern Visayas’ economy expands by 6.8% in 2022

2022 Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of Eastern Visayas

By PSA-8
April 27, 2023

TACLOBAN CITY – Eastern Visayas’ economy expanded by 6.8 percent in 2022, from a 6.0 percent growth in 2021. The economic growth was driven by the positive performance of the Industry and Services sectors. The main contributors to the 2022 economic growth were Construction, Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, and Financial and insurance activities.

The total value of goods and services in the region as measured by the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) increased to P492.3 billion in 2022 from P461.1 billion in 2021. The regional economy gained P31.2 billion during the reference period, surpassing the P469.3 billion 2019 pre-pandemic level (see photo above).

Services grew by 10.4 percent in 2022 from 6.3 percent in 2021. All its sub-industries posted growths in 2022. The top industries with the highest growths were tourism-related industries, such as Accommodation and food service activities (46.3%), Transportation and storage (25.0%), and Other services (16.3%).

Industry grew by 7.2 percent in 2022, albeit slower than the 8.0 percent growth in 2021. Among its sub-industries, Mining and quarrying grew fastest at 14.5 percent. Construction followed at 12.7 percent. Electricity, Steam, Water and Waste Management (ESWW), and Manufacturing likewise grew by 7.0 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively.

growth rates by industry

On the other hand, Agriculture, forestry and fishing (AFF) declined by -6.2 percent in 2022 from 0.1 percent growth in 2021 (see growth rates by industry).

For 2022, Services (47.2%) and Industry (40.6%) shared the bulk of the region’s economy. AFF shared the remaining 12.2 percent (see percent share by industry).

Among the three (3) major industries, Services and Industry contributed 4.8 percentage points and 2.9 percentage points, respectively, to the region’s 6.8 percent growth in 2022. Meanwhile, AFF pulled down the growth by -0.9 percentage point.

The report can be accessed at PSA ( and PSA Regional Statistical Services Office VIII ( official websites.

percent share by industry

See also: EV GRDP 2022  EV GRDE 2022