Taiwan Balance of Trade  1981-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Taiwan recorded trade surplus of $3.46 billion in May of 2017, compared to $4.5 billion in a year earlier and higher than the market consensus of $3.3 billion. Exports rose 8.4 percent to $25.5 billion, above market expectations of 7.2 percent increase, mainly driven by sales of information, communications and audio-video products (6.1 percent); parts of electronic products (7.5 percent); base metals (22.9 percent); machinery (19 percent) and plastics and rubber (16.2 percent). Imports jumped 10.2 percent to $22.1 billion, below market forecasts of 11.4 percent increase, boosted by mineral products (22 percent); parts of electronic products (19.7 percent); and base metals (24.1 percent). Exports rose to China and Hong Kong (6.4 percent); the ASEAN countries (7 percent); Japan (3.8 percent) and the US (12.9 percent) and Europe (13 percent). Imports increased from China and Hong Kong (11.7 percent); the ASEAN countries (18.9 percent); Europe (12.9 percent); the Middle-East (3.5 percent). Balance of Trade in Taiwan averaged 1465.02 USD Million from 1981 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5735.94 USD Million in October of 2015 and a record low of -847.44 USD Million in February of 2006.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-10 08:00 AM Mar $3.9B $3.4B $4.015B $2.3B
2017-05-08 08:00 AM Apr $2.78B $3.9B $4.068B $3.9B
2017-06-07 08:00 AM May $3.46B $2.78B $3.3B $3B
2017-07-07 08:00 AM Jun $3.46B
2017-08-08 08:00 AM Jul
2017-09-07 08:00 AM Aug




Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3458.69 2783.87 5735.94 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 25523.59 24317.35 28585.12 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 22064.90 21533.48 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 16392.00 19452.00 21558.00 -851.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 13.40 14.30 21.00 -1.90 percent [+]
External Debt 182270.00 172238.00 191703.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 112.70 112.20 182.80 98.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 16316.00 17459.00 24136.00 -8533.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 52.00 56.00 65.00 8.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 926.81 926.65 1037.10 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.63 423.63 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.08 0.15 0.31 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 0.20 0.20 1.30 0.20 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1854.53 368.02 3953.79 81.58 USD Million [+]

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Taiwan Balance of Trade Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3458.69 2783.87 5735.94 -847.44 1981 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 555.00 Apr/17
Brazil 7661.00 May/17
Canada -370.30 Apr/17
China 407.90 May/17
Euro Area 17858.90 Apr/17
France -5535.00 Apr/17
Germany 18078.00 Apr/17
India -13841.70 May/17
Indonesia 474.00 May/17
Italy 3601.32 Apr/17
Japan -203.37 May/17
Mexico -1079.20 May/17
Netherlands 3833.00 Apr/17
Russia 8001.00 Apr/17
South Korea 5990.00 May/17
Spain -1198829.00 Apr/17
Switzerland 3400.03 May/17
Turkey -4945.41 Apr/17
United Kingdom -2050.00 Apr/17
United States -47617.00 Apr/17