PHILIPPINES: NFL-BASED PRICE REVEALS ‘FOUR TIMES MORE’ SPORTS EQUIPMENT IN PHILIPINES than U.S.

Sports equipment sales are up $1.7 billion in the Philippines since the U.N. imposed sanctions on the country in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, according to a new study.

The report, which was released Thursday, also showed the Philippines has more than 1,500 sports facilities, more than twice the number of such facilities in the U: the U, and the world’s third-largest market for American sports, behind Canada and the U