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.