Taiwan Imports  1981-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Taiwan increased 12.2 percent from the previous year to USD 23.38 billion in December 2017, beating market consensus of 9.25 percent gain. Purchases rose for base metals and articles of base metal (22.2 percent), parts of electronic product (2.8 percent), chemicals (22.2 percent), and mineral products (26.9 percent), but fell for machinery (-10 percent). Among major trading partners, imports grew from China & Hong Kong (20.7 percent), Europe (11 percent), Middle East (40.2 percent), the ASEAN Countries (7.7 percent), the US (10.2 percent), and Japan (6.9 percent). Imports in Taiwan averaged 11190.60 USD Million from 1981 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-07 08:00 AM Imports YoY 0.1% 22.2% 3.7%
2017-12-08 08:00 AM Imports YoY 9.00% 0.1% 6.85%
2018-01-08 08:00 AM Imports YoY 12.2% 9% 9.25%
2018-02-07 08:00 AM Imports YoY 12.2%
2018-03-07 08:00 AM Imports YoY
2018-04-10 08:00 AM Imports YoY


Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6134.24 5961.87 6668.01 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Exports 29510.70 28883.29 29510.70 1406.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 23376.46 22921.42 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Current Account 20514.00 16785.00 21557.00 -851.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 13.40 14.30 21.00 -1.90 percent [+]
External Debt 176058.00 170138.00 191703.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 109.90 109.60 182.80 98.50 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 20858.00 16661.00 24137.00 -1029.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1013.64 927.30 1037.10 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.63 423.63 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 564.07 337.02 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23376.46 22921.42 27132.35 1203.70 1981 - 2017 USD Million Monthly
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