Taiwan's trade surplus increased to USD 4.51 billion in February of 2021, from USD 3.30 billion in the same month of the previous year and above market expectations of USD 4.25 billion. Exports surged 9.7% year-on-year to USD 27.79 billion, the eighth consecutive month of increases and slightly below market forecasts of a 10.5% gain. Sales rose primarily for parts of electronic products (14.4%), information, communication and audio-video products (7.5%), base metals and articles of base metal (10.6%), plastics & rubber and articles thereof (18.8%), and machinery (16.2%). Meantime, imports rose at a slower 5.7% to USD 23.28 billion, the fourth straight month of increases and well below market estimates of a 12.2% surge. Increases seen in purchases of parts of electronic products (14.7%), machinery (22.1%) and base metals and articles of base metal (1.6%) were partly offset by decreases in those of mineral products (-18.5%) and chemicals (-4.6%). source: Ministry of Finance, R.O.C.

Balance of Trade in Taiwan averaged 1750.19 USD Million from 1981 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 7450.59 USD Million in October of 2020 and a record low of -847.44 USD Million in February of 2006. This page provides - Taiwan Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Taiwan Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Balance of Trade in Taiwan is expected to be 5100.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Taiwan to stand at 3400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Taiwan Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 3400.00 USD Million in 2022 and 3000.00 USD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Taiwan Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4510.29 6193.33 7450.59 -847.44 1981 - 2021 USD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-07 08:00 AM Nov $5.27B $7.46B $6.43B $5.7B
2021-01-08 08:00 AM Dec $5.76B $5.27B $4.6B $5.1B
2021-02-08 08:00 AM Jan $6.19B $5.76B $5.25B $4.9B
2021-03-09 08:00 AM Feb $4.51B $6.19B $4.25B $5.7B
2021-04-09 08:00 AM Mar $4.51B $5.1B
2021-05-07 08:00 AM Apr
2021-06-08 08:00 AM May
2021-07-07 08:00 AM Jun


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Taiwan Trade Surplus Widens in February
Taiwan's trade surplus increased to USD 4.51 billion in February of 2021, from USD 3.30 billion in the same month of the previous year and above market expectations of USD 4.25 billion. Exports surged 9.7% year-on-year to USD 27.79 billion, the eighth consecutive month of increases and slightly below market forecasts of a 10.5% gain. Sales rose primarily for parts of electronic products (14.4%), information, communication and audio-video products (7.5%), base metals and articles of base metal (10.6%), plastics & rubber and articles thereof (18.8%), and machinery (16.2%). Meantime, imports rose at a slower 5.7% to USD 23.28 billion, the fourth straight month of increases and well below market estimates of a 12.2% surge. Increases seen in purchases of parts of electronic products (14.7%), machinery (22.1%) and base metals and articles of base metal (1.6%) were partly offset by decreases in those of mineral products (-18.5%) and chemicals (-4.6%).
2021-03-09
Taiwan Trade Surplus Nearly Doubles
The trade surplus in Taiwan nearly doubled to USD 6.19 billion in January of 2021 from USD 3.4 billion a year earlier. Exports jumped 36.8% year-on-year to a fresh record USD 34.27 billion, mainly boosted by electronic product (47.5%); information, communication and audio-video products (42.9%); base metals and articles of base metal (27.2%); plastics & rubber and articles thereof (51.1%) and machinery (26.9%). Imports increased 29.9% to also hit a new high of USD 28.1 billion, due to electronic product (48.9%); machinery (10.7%); chemicals (37.3%); information, communication and audio-video products (70%). Sales to China jumped 57%, ASEAN countries 40.7% and 21.5% to Japan. Imports from China surged 46.9%. Lunar new year holidays follow in February in 2021 compared to January in 2020.
2021-02-08
Taiwan Trade Surplus Surges as Exports Hit New High
The trade surplus in Taiwan more than doubled to $5.76 billion in December of 2020 from $2.47 billion a year earlier and beating market forecasts of $4.6 billion. Exports jumped 12% to a record $33 billion, the sixth consecutive month of increases and above market forecasts of a 9.2% gain. Sales rose mostly for parts of electronics (22%); information, communication and audio-video (18%); base metals (3%); machinery (5%) and plastics & rubber (16%). Imports edged up 0.9% to $27.2 billion, much lower than forecasts of a 4.1% gain, with main increases seen for electronics (22%) and information, communication and audio-video (24%). Considering full 2020, the trade surplus surged 35.1% to $58.8 billion as exports jumped 4.9% to a record $345.28 billion and imports increased only 0.3% to $286.5 billion. Exports to China jumped by 20.5% to a record high and to the US increased by 7.5%.
2021-01-08
Taiwan Trade Surplus Widens in November
Taiwan's trade surplus widened to USD 5.27 billion in November 2020, from USD 4.27 billion in the same month of the previous year but below market expectations of USD 6.43 billion. Exports jumped 12 percent boosted by sales of parts of electronic product (19.5 percent), information, communication and audio-video products (18.5 percent), and plastics & rubber and articles thereof (11.0 percent). Among major trade partners, sales rose to China & Hong Kong, ASEAN, the US and Europe. Meanwhile, imports were up 10 percent, on the back of parts of electronic product (38.3 percent) and information, communication and audio-video products (46.9 percent). Purchases rose from China & Hong Kong, Europe, ASEAN and Japan.
2020-12-07

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.