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

Taiwan posted a trade surplus of $6.69 billion in September 2017, higher than a $4.37 billion surplus a year earlier and above market expectations of $5.34 billion. It was the biggest trade surplus since at least 1981. Exports jumped 28.1% year-on-year to $28.90 billion, boosted by sales of parts of electronic products (35.2%); information, communication and audio-video products (10.7 %); base metals and articles of base metal (8.9%) and machinery (7.9%). Shipments to China which accounted for 42.1% of total sales increased 29.6%. Imports went up 22.2% to $22.20 billion, led by purchases of parts of electronic products (19.9%); mineral products (16.8%) and chemicals (10.6%), while imports of machinery declined 7.3%. Imports from China accounted for 20.6% of the total and increased 27.6%. Considering the first nine months of the year, exports went up 14.3% and imports rose at a faster 14.7%. The trade surplus increased by 12.3% to $40.6 billion. Balance of Trade in Taiwan averaged 1505.17 USD Million from 1981 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6690 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
2017-08-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $5.37B $5.83B $4.77B
2017-09-08 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $5.71B $5.37B $5.48B
2017-10-11 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $6.69B $5.71B $5.34B $4.8B
2017-11-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $6.69B
2017-12-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade


Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6690.00 5710.00 6690.00 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 28897.05 27768.77 28897.05 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 22208.75 22055.98 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 17650.00 17340.00 21558.00 -851.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 13.40 14.30 21.00 -1.90 percent [+]
External Debt 170138.00 182270.00 191703.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 112.40 112.20 182.80 98.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 16661.00 16438.00 24137.00 -8533.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 52.00 56.00 65.00 8.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 909.38 833.10 1037.10 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.63 423.63 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 319.45 459.05 3953.79 81.58 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 0.20 0.20 1.30 0.20 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.08 0.15 0.31 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6690.00 5710.00 6690.00 -847.44 1981 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 989.00 Aug/17
Brazil 5178.00 Sep/17
Canada -3413.40 Aug/17
China 284.67 Sep/17
Euro Area 16086.90 Aug/17
France -4514.00 Aug/17
Germany 20000.00 Aug/17
India -8984.29 Sep/17
Indonesia 1760.00 Sep/17
Italy 2769.02 Aug/17
Japan 670.17 Sep/17
Mexico -2732.00 Aug/17
Netherlands 4073.00 Aug/17
Russia 6612.00 Aug/17
South Korea 13800.00 Sep/17
Spain -3226685.00 Aug/17
Switzerland 2917.62 Sep/17
Turkey -5873.11 Aug/17
United Kingdom -5626.00 Aug/17
United States -42395.00 Aug/17