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

Imports in Taiwan went up 8.4 percent from a year earlier to $20.3 billion in January of 2017, while market expected a 2.1 percent increase, mainly boosted by purchases of petroleum (41.2 percent); mineral products (36.4 percent); parts of electronic products (14.9 percent); base metals and articles of base metal (13 percent), and machinery (10.5 percent). Imports increased from ASEAN countries (18.5 percent); the USA (16.5 percent), and middle east (10.9 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)
2016-12-07 08:00 AM 3.0% 19.5% 2%
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 8.4%
2017-04-07 08:00 AM Mar
2017-05-09 08:00 AM Apr




Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3494.92 4864.00 5735.94 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 23741.00 25697.00 28585.12 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 20246.00 20834.00 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 171792.00 163204.00 191703.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 110.70 112.40 182.80 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 1037.10 891.16 1037.10 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.63 423.63 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 366.86 403.55 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 February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
20246.00 20834.00 27132.35 1203.70 1981 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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