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

Imports to Taiwan went up 42.1 percent from a year earlier to $19.3 billion in February of 2017, while market expected a 22.3 percent increase, mainly boosted by purchases of of petroleum (105.3 percent); mineral products (72.4 percent); parts of electronic products (33.1 percent); base metals and articles of base metal (63 percent); machinery (41.2 percent), and chemicals (32.5 percent). Imports increased from the ASEAN countries (47.5 percent), the US (29.4 percent), the Middle-East countries (69.4 percent), China and Hong Kong (33.7 percent), and Europe (22.9 percent). Imports in Taiwan averaged 10878.58 USD Million from 1981 until 2016, 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)
2017-01-09 08:00 AM Dec 13.2% 3% 9.85%
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%
2017-04-07 08:00 AM Mar 42.1%
2017-05-09 08:00 AM Apr
2017-06-07 08:00 AM May




Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3360.00 3494.92 5735.94 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 22660.11 23741.00 28585.12 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 19300.00 20246.00 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 110.60 110.70 182.80 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 204.71 366.86 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 [+]



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 March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19300.00 20246.00 27132.35 1203.70 1981 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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