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

Taiwan's trade surplus went up to $4.15B in April 2018 from $2.78B in the same month of the previous year, but missing market expectations of $4.62B. Exports rose 10% to $26.7B, mostly due to higher sales of parts of electronic products (12.2%); base metals (12.9%); machinery (6.7%) and plastics & rubber (+15.9). On the other hand, exports of information, communication & audio-video products fell 2.3%. Among key trading partners, exports grew to China & Hong Kong (13.1%), ASEAN countries (4.8%), Japan (7.7%), the US (2.6%) and Europe (15.1%). Meanwhile, imports rose at a softer 4.9% to $22.6B, boosted by purchases of parts of electronic products (24%); chemicals (7.5%) and base metals (8.2%). Contrarily, imports dropped for mineral products (-4.5%), mainly petroleum (-6.5%); and machinery (-13.2%). Imports increased from China & Hong Kong (14.2%), ASEAN countries (7.6%), Japan (8.6%) and the US (8.3%), while purchases decreased from Europe (-10.6%) and the Middle East (-1.2%). Balance of Trade in Taiwan averaged 1555.56 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
2018-03-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $2.92B $2.42B $3.55B $ 4.1B
2018-04-09 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $6B $2.92B $3.927B $3.5B
2018-05-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $4.15B $6B $4.62B $4B
2018-06-08 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $4.15B $ 3.9B
2018-07-09 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $ 6.8B
2018-08-07 08:00 AM Balance of Trade $ 4.5B


Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4150.00 6000.00 6662.67 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 26730.00 29993.68 29993.68 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 22576.00 23992.06 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 20079.00 25647.00 25647.00 -851.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 13.40 14.30 21.00 -1.90 percent [+]
External Debt 181938.00 176058.00 191703.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 93.90 93.90 169.30 85.30 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 21180.00 25074.00 25074.00 -1029.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 850.76 850.76 1112.21 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.60 423.63 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 975.67 905.54 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4150.00 6000.00 6662.67 -847.44 1981 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1527.00 Mar/18
Brazil 6140.00 Apr/18
Canada -4139.60 Mar/18
China 287.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 26932.60 Mar/18
France -5258.00 Mar/18
Germany 25187.00 Mar/18
India -13720.00 Apr/18
Indonesia -1629.30 Apr/18
Italy 4531.06 Mar/18
Japan 625.98 Apr/18
Mexico 1917.55 Mar/18
Netherlands 5280.00 Mar/18
Russia 15001.00 Mar/18
South Korea 6611.00 Apr/18
Spain -830631.00 Mar/18
Switzerland 2315.30 Mar/18
Turkey -5855.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom -3091.00 Mar/18
United States -48956.00 Mar/18


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