Taiwan Balance of Trade  1981-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Taiwan's trade surplus widened to USD 6.13 billion in December 2017 from USD 4.86 billion in the same month of the previous year, beating expectations of USD 5.56 billion. It was the largest trade surplus posted for a December month since the series began. Exports jumped 14.8 percent to a record high of USD 29.51 billion, mainly driven by parts of electronic product (20.5 pct), base metals and articles of base metal (16.2 pct), and information, communication and audio-video produtcs (16.9 pct). Among major trading partners, exports grew to China & Hong Kong (16.8 pct), ASEAN countries (11.3 pct), the US (12.4 pct). Imports increased 12.2 percent to USD 23.38 billion, mainly boosted by parts of electronic product (2.8 pct), and mineral products (26.9 pct). Among major trading partners, imports grew from China & Hong Kong (20.78 pct), Europe (11 pct), Japan (6.9 pct). For full year 2017, the trade surplus widened 16.3 percent year-on-year to USD 57.88 billion. Balance of Trade in Taiwan averaged 1533.92 USD Million from 1981 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6668.01 USD Million in September of 2017 and a record low of -847.44 USD Million in February of 2006.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $5.20B $6.69B $6.026B $6B
2017-12-08 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $5.96B $5.20B $5B $5.6B
2018-01-08 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $6.13B $5.96B $5.56B $ 5.6B
2018-02-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $6.13B $ 5.4B
2018-03-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $ 5.4B
2018-04-10 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $ 5.3B


Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6134.24 5961.87 6668.01 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 29510.70 28883.29 29510.70 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 23376.46 22921.42 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 20514.00 16785.00 21557.00 -851.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 13.40 14.30 21.00 -1.90 percent [+]
External Debt 176058.00 170138.00 191703.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 109.90 109.60 182.80 98.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 20858.00 16661.00 24137.00 -1029.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1013.64 927.30 1037.10 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.63 423.63 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 564.07 337.02 3953.79 81.58 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 0.20 0.20 1.30 0.20 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.50 0.08 0.50 0.00 [+]

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Taiwan Balance of Trade

Foreign trade has been the engine of Taiwan's rapid growth during the past 40 years. Main export products are electronics, base metals, information, communication and audio-video products, machinery and plastics & rubber. Taiwan imports mostly parts of electronic products, mineral products and base metals, machinery and chemicals. Main trading partners are Mainland China & Hong Kong, USA, Japan, Europe and ASEAN countries. This page provides - Taiwan Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Taiwan Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6134.24 5961.87 6668.01 -847.44 1981 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia -628.00 Nov/17
Brazil 4997.77 Dec/17
Canada -2540.40 Nov/17
China 546.85 Dec/17
Euro Area 26272.60 Nov/17
France -5692.00 Nov/17
Germany 23700.00 Nov/17
India -14880.19 Dec/17
Indonesia -270.00 Dec/17
Italy 4829.68 Nov/17
Japan 113.36 Nov/17
Mexico 399.21 Nov/17
Netherlands 5157.00 Oct/17
Russia 11515.00 Nov/17
South Korea 5783.00 Dec/17
Spain -2511365.00 Oct/17
Switzerland 2633.00 Nov/17
Turkey -6320.40 Nov/17
United Kingdom -2804.00 Nov/17
United States -50497.00 Nov/17


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