Imports to Taiwan jumped 17.6 percent year-on-year to USD 26.2 billion in October 2018, above market estimates of a 10 percent gain, driven by purchases of parts of electronic products (23.4%); mineral products (61.6%), namely oil (95.1%); chemicals (10.2%) and base metal & articles thereof (7.3%). Imports rose from China (+9.1%); ASEAN (+14.2%); Japan (+9.5%); the US (+27.0%); Europe (+11.5%) and Middle East (+48.7%). Imports in Taiwan averaged 11471.42 USD Million from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 27132.35 USD Million in May of 2011 and a record low of 1203.70 USD Million in February of 1983.

Imports in Taiwan is expected to be 24500.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Taiwan to stand at 23300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Taiwan Imports is projected to trend around 19500.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-07 08:00 AM Imports YoY 20.5% 15.4% 8%
2018-09-07 08:00 AM Imports YoY 7.9% 20.5% 13.3%
2018-10-08 08:00 AM Imports YoY 13.9% 7.9% 6.75%
2018-11-07 08:00 AM Imports YoY 17.6% 13.9% 10%
2018-12-07 08:00 AM Imports YoY 17.6%


Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 3356.10 4333.40 6662.67 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 29565.88 29621.41 29990.44 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 26209.73 25287.98 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 14040.00 16360.00 25639.00 -851.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 14.70 13.70 21.00 -1.90 percent [+]
External Debt 199051.00 192281.00 199051.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 91.20 92.00 169.30 85.30 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11195.00 12259.00 24474.00 -1029.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 836.59 953.25 1112.21 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.60 423.60 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 775.44 645.72 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 Imports

A lack of natural resources had made Taiwan dependent on imports. Taiwan imports mostly parts of electronic products (18.2% of total), mineral products (15.2%), machinery (12.4%), chemicals (10.8%) and base metals (7.3%). Main import partners are Mainland China & Hong Kong (19.6% of total), Japan (17.6%), Europe (12.6%), USA (12.4%), ASEAN countries (11.8%) and Middle East (7.7%). This page provides - Taiwan Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Taiwan Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
26209.73 25287.98 27132.35 1203.70 1981 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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