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

Taiwan's trade surplus narrowed to USD 5.2B in June 2018 from USD 5.9B in the same month of the previous year. Still, it was above market expectations of USD 4.9B. Exports expanded 9.4% YoY to USD 28.2B, also above forecasts of a 9.1% increase, mainly due to higher sales of information & communication products (+0.3%); machinery (+18.1%); base metals & articles thereof (+23.4%); plastics & rubber & articles thereof (+18.1%) and chemicals (+26.9%). Among key trading partners, exports grew to China & Hong Kong (+10.1%); ASEAN countries (+5.5%); Japan (+21.3%) and the US (+5.4%). Meanwhile, imports rose at a faster 15.4% to USD 23B, well above consensus of a 14.6% rise, boosted by purchases of mineral products (+57%); parts of electronic products (+11.3%); chemicals (+16.4%); machinery (+0.8%) and base metals & articles thereof (+15.5%). Imports increased from China & Hong Kong (+7%); ASEAN countries (+10%); Japan (+8.2%); the US (+15%) and Europe (+10.7%). Balance of Trade in Taiwan averaged 1570.41 USD Million from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 6662.67 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
2018-05-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $4.15B $6B $4.62B $4B
2018-06-08 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $4.41B $4.15B $4.57B $ 3.9B
2018-07-09 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $5.21B $4.41B $4.901B $ 5.4B
2018-08-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $5.21B $ 4.5B
2018-09-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $ 6.2B
2018-10-08 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $ 3.6B


Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5207.18 4406.44 6662.67 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 28245.24 29120.07 29990.44 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 23038.06 24713.62 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 20079.00 25647.00 25647.00 -851.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 14.70 13.70 21.00 -1.90 percent [+]
External Debt 192281.00 181938.00 192281.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 93.40 93.40 169.30 85.30 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 21180.00 25074.00 25074.00 -1029.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 842.24 883.07 1112.21 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.60 423.60 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 212.09 319.17 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5207.18 4406.44 6662.67 -847.44 1981 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 827.00 May/18
Brazil 5881.58 Jun/18
Canada -2771.20 May/18
China 416.13 Jun/18
Euro Area 16514.10 May/18
France -6005.00 May/18
Germany 19669.00 May/18
India -16600.00 Jun/18
Indonesia 1742.60 Jun/18
Italy 3377.54 May/18
Japan 721.41 Jun/18
Mexico -1587.00 May/18
Netherlands 5030.00 May/18
Russia 15151.00 May/18
South Korea 6331.21 Jun/18
Spain -2153628.00 May/18
Switzerland 1309.00 Jun/18
Turkey -7759.34 May/18
United Kingdom -2790.00 May/18
United States -43053.00 May/18


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