Taiwan Imports  1981-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Taiwan went up 19.8 percent from a year earlier to $21.8 billion in March of 2017, while market expected a 12.3 percent increase, mainly boosted by purchases of petroleum (74.4 percent); mineral products (54.5 percent); base metals and articles of base metal (32.4 percent); and machinery (29.9 percent). Imports increased from the Middle-East countries (91.1 percent), the ASEAN countries (28.9 percent), Europe (15.7 percent), China and Hong Kong (12.8 percent). Considering January to March imports rose by 21.6 percent to $61.3 billion. Imports in Taiwan averaged 10966.54 USD Million from 1981 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 27132.35 USD Million in May of 2011 and a record low of 1203.70 USD Million in February of 1983.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-07 08:00 AM Jan 8.4% 13.2% 2.1%
2017-03-07 08:00 AM Feb 42.1% 8.4% 22.3%
2017-04-10 08:00 AM Mar 19.8% 42.1% 12.3%
2017-05-09 08:00 AM Apr 19.8%
2017-06-07 08:00 AM May
2017-07-08 08:00 AM Jun




Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3933.06 3360.16 5735.94 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 25711.01 22660.11 28585.12 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 21777.95 19299.95 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 18301.00 16170.00 21557.00 -851.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 14.50 12.30 21.00 -1.90 percent [+]
External Debt 172238.00 171792.00 191703.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 111.80 110.60 182.80 98.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 19247.00 16883.00 24136.00 -8533.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 52.00 56.00 65.00 8.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 787.51 824.80 1037.10 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.63 423.63 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 522.09 204.71 3953.79 81.58 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 0.20 0.20 1.30 0.19 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.08 0.15 0.31 0.00 [+]

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Taiwan Imports Notes

A lack of natural resources had made Taiwan dependent on imports. Taiwan imports mostly parts of electronic products (18.2% of total), mineral products (15.2%), machinery (12.4%), chemicals (10.8%) and base metals (7.3%). Main import partners are Mainland China & Hong Kong (19.6% of total), Japan (17.6%), Europe (12.6%), USA (12.4%), ASEAN countries (11.8%) and Middle East (7.7%). This page provides - Taiwan Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Taiwan Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
21777.95 19299.95 27132.35 1203.70 1981 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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