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

Imports in Taiwan went up 13.2 percent from a year earlier to $20.83 billion in December of 2016, while market expected a 9.85 percent increase, mainly driven by parts of electronic products (+31.5 percent) and machinery (+54 percent). Imports increased from the ASEAN countries (+16.3 percent), Japan (+12.1 percent); Europe (+35.1 percent), the USA (+2.4 percent), and China & Hong Kong (+0.8 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.

Taiwan Imports
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-07 08:00 AM 19.5% 0.7% 4.09%
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 13.2%
2017-03-07 08:00 AM Feb
2017-04-07 08:00 AM Mar




Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4864.00 4264.00 5735.94 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 25697.00 25335.00 28585.12 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 20834.00 21071.00 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 17090.00 17195.00 21482.00 -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 112.40 113.20 182.80 98.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 17279.00 18702.00 24872.00 -13526.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 52.00 56.00 65.00 8.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 891.16 845.87 1034.73 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.63 422.70 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 342.45 207.46 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
20834.00 21071.00 27132.35 1203.70 1981 - 2016 USD Million Monthly
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Last Reference Previous Highest
Exports 25697.00  USD Million Dec/16 25335.00 28585.12 [+]
Imports 20834.00  USD Million Dec/16 21071.00 27132.35 [+]