The Philippine economy posted a 6.8% growth in the first quarter of 2018, driven by the Services sector which posted the highest share to GDP of 56.8%, followed by Industry (34.6%), and Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing (8.6%).

Among the major economic sectors, Industry grew the fastest at 7.9%, mainly attributed to Construction sector which expanded by 9.3%. The Services sector came in next, followed by the Agriculture sector with 7.0% and 1.5% growth, respectively.

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