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

Imports to Taiwan went up 23.5 percent from a year earlier to $21.5 billion in April of 2017, while market expected a 16.85 percent increase, boosted by purchases of petroleum (9.7 percent); parts of electronic products (20.4 percent); base metals (32.2 percent); machinery (28.1 percent) and chemicals (16.5 percent). Imports increased from the Middle-East countries (56.4 percent); the ASEAN countries (26.5 percent), Europe (26.8 percent), China and Hong Kong (13.8 percent) and Japan (19.3 percent). Imports in Taiwan averaged 10990.78 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)
2017-03-07 08:00 AM Feb 42.1% 8.4% 22.3%
2017-04-10 08:00 AM Mar 19.8% 42.1% 12.3%
2017-05-08 08:00 AM Apr 23.5% 19.8% 16.85%
2017-06-07 08:00 AM May 23.5%
2017-07-08 08:00 AM Jun
2017-08-08 08:00 AM Jul




Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 2783.87 3933.06 5735.94 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 24317.35 25711.01 28585.12 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 21533.48 21777.95 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 16392.00 19452.00 21558.00 -851.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 14.50 12.30 21.00 -1.90 percent [+]
External Debt 182270.00 172238.00 191703.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 112.20 111.80 182.80 98.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 16316.00 17459.00 24136.00 -8533.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 52.00 56.00 65.00 8.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 926.81 926.65 1037.10 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.63 423.63 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.08 0.15 0.31 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 0.20 0.20 1.30 0.20 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 522.09 204.71 3953.79 81.58 USD Million [+]

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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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
21533.48 21777.95 27132.35 1203.70 1981 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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