BSP revises 2023 current account projection

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
The BSP’s predominant constructing on Roxas Boulevard, (Reuters file photograph)

MANILA— The Philippine central financial institution mentioned on Friday it expects a present account deficit of $17.1 billion for 2023, equal to 4% of gross home product, bearing in mind subdued international and home financial exercise.

The determine is narrower than its earlier projection of a $19.9 billion deficit, or 4.7% of GDP.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) additionally revised its projection for the 2023 stability of funds deficit to $1.6 billion, or 0.4% of GDP, from $5.4 billion, or 1.3% of GDP.

For 2024, the BSP projected a present account deficit of $16.8 billion, or 3.4% of GDP, whereas the BOP is seen at a deficit of $0.5 billion, or 0.1% of GDP.

Remittances are seen to develop by 3% this 12 months and subsequent.

Gross worldwide reserves are projected to select as much as $100 billion this 12 months, from a earlier forecast of $93 billion, and to $102 billion at end-2024.

—Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales and Enrico Dela Cruz; Modifying by Martin Petty, Ed Davies