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

Taiwan recorded a trade surplus of USD 5.37 billion in July of 2017, compared to a USD 3.68 billion a year earlier and higher than market expectations of a USD 4.77 billion surplus. Exports rose 12.5 percent to USD 27.1 billion, above market expectations of 8.90 percent increase, led by sales of parts of electronic products (9.4 pct); information, communication and audio-video products (15.6 pct); base metals (20.5 pct); machinery (25.2 pct) and plastics and rubber (10.4 pct). Imports advanced at a slower 6.5 percent to USD 21.74 billion, above market consensus of 4.50 percent increase, driven by parts of electronic products (23.0 pct); mineral products (20.9 pct); chemicals (5.5 pct), and base metals (7.1 pct). Main export partners were: China and Hong Kong (11.7 pct); the ASEAN countries (16.5 pct); Japan (5.7 pct); the US (18.7 pct) and Europe (9.4 pct). Imports increased from China and Hong Kong (12.9 pct); the ASEAN countries (12.4 pct) and Middle East (15.3 pct). Balance of Trade in Taiwan averaged 1474.95 USD Million from 1981 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5825.09 USD Million in June of 2017 and a record low of -847.44 USD Million in February of 2006.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-06-07 08:00 AM May $3.46B $2.78B $3.3B $3B
2017-07-07 08:00 AM Jun $5.83B $3.46B $3.3B $3.5B
2017-08-07 08:00 AM Jul $5.37B $5.83B $4.77B
2017-09-08 08:00 AM Aug $5.37B
2017-10-11 08:00 AM Sep
2017-11-07 08:00 AM Oct


Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5366.00 5825.09 5825.09 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 27107.00 25825.60 28585.12 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 21740.00 20000.50 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 182270.00 172238.00 191703.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 113.50 113.10 182.80 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 835.93 731.82 1037.10 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.63 423.63 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 456.47 1854.53 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 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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5366.00 5825.09 5825.09 -847.44 1981 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 856.00 Jun/17
Brazil 6298.00 Jul/17
Canada -3601.90 Jun/17
China 467.36 Jul/17
Euro Area 26587.50 Jun/17
France -4657.00 Jun/17
Germany 22324.00 Jun/17
India -11449.80 Jul/17
Indonesia -271.20 Jul/17
Italy 4502.18 Jun/17
Japan 418.77 Jul/17
Mexico 61.53 Jun/17
Netherlands 6620.00 Jun/17
Russia 8690.00 Jun/17
South Korea 10646.00 Jul/17
Spain -1259000.00 Jun/17
Switzerland 3511.05 Jul/17
Turkey -6010.95 Jun/17
United Kingdom -4564.00 Jun/17
United States -43642.00 Jun/17