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May 28, 2008

Philippines ranked #8 on Worldwide Porn Revenues

With about $1 billion in annual revenues, the Philippines is tied at No. 8 with Canada and Taiwan for the largest revenues from pornography in 2006. This is according to the Internet Pornography Statistics report by Jerry Ropelato of Top Ten Reviews. For a poor 3rd 2nd world country, that’s something, huh?

The top 3 on the list is headed by Asia with China, South Korea and Japan bringing in a combined $73 Billion in annual sales for 2006. This is followed by the US, Australia, UK and Italy.

The Philippines, tanked over Php50 Billion (exchange rate at that time hovered between Php49 to Php53) despite the fact that per capita income was only $11.18, the lowest of the top 10. It’s not indicated how these numbers are split up between online and offline sales — magazines, video sales and rentals, internet or cable.

With PlayBoy Philippines coming into the magazine market, the numbers could only go up.

Here are some additional figures revealed from that research:

Every second – $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography
Every second – 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography
Every second – 372 Internet users are typing adult search terms into search engines
4.2 million porn websites (12% of total websites)
68 million porn-related search requests daily (25% of total search engine requests)
1.5 billion porn-related downloads a month from P2P networks (35% of all downloads)
42.7% of internet users have viewed porn online (that’s like almost all of the male population!)

There are exceptions of course since some countries are actively banning porn related materials (offline and online): Saudia Arabia, Iran, Syria, Bahrain, Egypt, UAE, Kuwait, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Kenya, India, Cuba, China.

Here are some inside info shared to me by people I met who used to work for that industry in the Philippines:

  • The top 2 largest web hosting companies operating in the Philippines are servicing the “adult” industry.
  • The largest adult video and internet content outsourcing company is located in Makati owned by an Indian and American nationals. Stacks of DVD shipped to Manila for raw videos to be edited and websites developed 24/7.
  • Some content are actually created locally here in Metro Manila. They’ve been raided several times but some say they’ve struck a deal with someone in the upper levels.
  • Cookie-cutter porn websites are outsourced to freelance web designers that starts at $1,000 a pop. This figure has declined over the years due to market competition.

Through the years, I’ve been getting tons of opportunities to provide web hosting services to the adult and the online gambling (read: poker) industry but declined despite the seemingly very lucrative market.

But then again, is this even a new story? I think everybody already knows about this industry already.

Loren is going after ThePinoyTube.com

26 Responses to “Philippines ranked #8 on Worldwide Porn Revenues”

  1. I think the statistics reported is right… The Philippines is still an overpopulated country… :-)

    Just kidding.

    Does the report reveal any particular age group in the Philippines that’s more prone to surf adult related sites?

  2. Andre
    Twitter: kzapkzap
    says:

    I think it means a lot of businesses here earn from pornography, not necessarily that we have the 8th largest porn market base?

  3. Fitz says:

    Time for me to create a new blog niche eh? :D

  4. coco says:

    hahaha. so much for our christian values

  5. pleasureslave says:

    We actually pay for porn in the Philippines? :D

  6. and even offline, sex really sells. ssshhhhhh…

  7. calvin says:

    i don’t consider playboy philippines porn. well not yet anyway. hehehe.

    o nga pala, if you want to read magazines from Zinio for free check this guide here.

    hehe kasama playboy n penthouse. now dats porn.

  8. Mike Lopez says:

    Now that’s something… and yes, so much for christian values… :)

  9. Dexter
    Twitter: techathand
    says:

    But pornography traffic will not do good with adsense.. May it will for adbrite

  10. jhay says:

    I wonder how PayPal fully active here in the country contributed to those figures? Or maybe we should for next year’s numbers? :P

  11. yuga says:

    Paypal doesn’t support the adult industry. They’d shut down any account that uses it. CCBill has made it’s mark in this industry and I think they’re making a killing out of it.

  12. Techsoulja says:

    I’m not surprised with the results, we can even be in the top 5 if we’re earning more. right?

  13. Techsoulja says:

    Someday we’ll become number one baby!! so, watch out!

  14. BrianB says:

    what’s surprising is China and Korea. Never would have dreamed it. What do they do for porn?

  15. maRian says:

    Haaay… di na ako magtataka, unsurprising. Nandyan si BIG CASH eh. Malaki KITA kasi sa porno eh…

  16. its not really surprising but it doesnt make me very proud. again, doesnt go well with our christian values and mass in malls… i guess that its like mass consumption church. if at least it ends up helping our economy, but im afraid we consume more than we sell. actually im not sure what would be better…

  17. porn blogger says:

    I don’t know why people keep saying OUR Christian values like everyone has to believe what they believe in. I’m stoked at this news and the specs of the biz. Time to start building my empire! :P

  18. ramon says:

    ayus ah pilipinas ang pinakamalaking outsourcing malamang:) kasi mura dito eh kahit 300 1month kakakgat yan mga designer na yan!:)

  19. Joe says:

    Does that mean the revenue is coming from the Philippine population or are those revenues coming from outside the country. Such is this an export?

  20. makemoney says:

    Very informative! Great post!

  21. unknown_guy says:

    Grabe! ibig sabihin lang nito na maraming malilibog dito sa Pilipinas. Tapos only christian country kuno sa buong asia, tapos libog-libog naman ng mga tao dito. Parang wala tayong pinagbago mula sa panahon ni Rizal — Hypocrito pa rin!

  22. jay says:

    I just wanna ask if how much is the fines if you commit case from porn in our country ( Philippines ) and is this illegal job that if you are selling porn? Thru chat is the way of marketing.

  23. Lexon Uller says:

    Hey, excellent article! I will bookmark this one! Cheers

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