Imports to Taiwan grew 2.2 percent year-on-year to USD 23.9 billion in December 2018, against market consensus of a 1.54 percent fall. Higher purchases of parts of electronic products (17.1%) and mineral products (5.9%) were partly offset by decreases in those of petroleum (-1.5%); machinery (-4.2%); chemicals (-10.7%) and base metals & articles of base metal (-2.5%). Imports grew mostly from the US (14%), Vietnam (40.7%), Malaysia (45.4%) and China (1.9%). Imports in Taiwan averaged 11524.22 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 23600.00 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 22400.00 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
2018-10-08 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 1.1% 17.6% 9.7%
2019-01-07 08:00 AM Imports YoY 2.2% 1.1% -1.54%
2019-02-15 08:00 AM Imports YoY 2.2% -3.7%
2019-03-08 08:00 AM Imports YoY
2019-04-09 08:00 AM Imports YoY


Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4712.62 4652.39 6662.67 -847.44 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 [+]
Imports 23893.76 23156.58 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Exports 28606.38 27808.97 29990.44 1406.50 USD Million [+]
External Debt 202611.00 199051.00 202611.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 93.80 92.90 169.30 85.30 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11195.00 12259.00 24474.00 -1029.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1125.11 1019.02 1125.11 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.60 423.60 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 2930.63 508.48 3953.79 81.58 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 0.20 0.20 1.30 0.20 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.94 0.50 0.94 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23893.76 23156.58 27132.35 1203.70 1981 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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