Wholesale prices in Taiwan fell 3.42 percent year-on-year in December of 2019, following a 5.04 percent decrease in the previous month. Cost dropped at a softer pace for manufacturing (-3.78 percent vs -5.00 percent in November) and mining & quarrying (-2.35 percent vs -10.93 percent) while agriculture, forestry and fishing cost advanced faster (5.11 percent vs 3.85 percent). On the other hand, water, electricity and gas supply prices continued to fall (-2.75 percent vs -2.69 percent). On a monthly basis, wholesale prices went down 0.17 percent, after decreasing 0.79 percent in the previous month. Producer Prices Change in Taiwan averaged 0.18 percent from 1982 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 11.85 percent in October of 2004 and a record low of -13.99 percent in July of 2009.

Producer Prices Change in Taiwan is expected to be -4.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Producer Prices Change in Taiwan to stand at 1.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Taiwan Wholesale Prices Change is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Taiwan Wholesale Prices Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.42 -5.04 11.85 -13.99 1982 - 2019 percent Monthly
2016=100, NSA



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-05 08:00 AM Sep -4.53% -3.50% -0.6%
2019-11-06 08:00 AM Oct -6.21% -4.53% -4.0%
2019-12-05 08:00 AM Nov -5.04% -6.31% -4.2%
2020-01-07 08:00 AM Dec -3.42% -5.04% -5.0%
2020-02-06 08:00 AM Jan -3.42% -3.1%


News Stream
2019-12-05
Taiwan Wholesale Prices Drop 5.04% YoY in November
Wholesale prices in Taiwan fell 5.04 percent year-on-year in November of 2019, following a revised 6.31 percent decrease in the previous month. Cost dropped at a softer pace for manufacturing (-5.00 percent vs -5.84 percent in October); mining & quarrying (-10.93 percent vs -18.22 percent) while agriculture, forestry and fishing cost advanced faster (3.85 percent vs 1.44 percent). On the other hand, water, electricity and gas supply prices continued to fall (-2.69 percent vs -2.33 percent). On a monthly basis, wholesale prices went down 0.79 percent, after decreasing 1.61 percent in the previous month.

2019-11-06
Taiwan WPI Falls the Most in Near 4 Years
The wholesale price index in Taiwan went down 6.21 percent year-on-year in October of 2019, following a 4.53 percent decline in September. It is the biggest drop in the index since December of 2015. Prices fell mainly for petroleum and coal products (-19.96 percent); quarrying and mining products (-17.78 percent); chemical material, other chemical products and pharmaceuticals (-14.47 percent); electronic parts and components (-3.92 percent).

2019-10-05
Taiwan Wholesale Deflation Deepens in September
Taiwan's wholesale price index dropped 4.53 from a year earlier in September 2019, following a revised 3.50 percent decline in the previous month, with downward pressure coming from quarrying and mining products (-11.26 percent vs -8.46 percent); manufacturing products (-4.41 percent vs -3.52 percent); and water, electricity & gas supply (-0.96 percent vs -0.04 percent). Meanwhile, cost for agriculture, forestry, fishing & animal husbandry products continued to rise (2.62 percent vs 3.93 percent).

2019-09-06
Taiwan Wholesale Prices Drop 3.44% YoY in August
Wholesale prices in Taiwan fell 3.44 percent year-on-year in August of 2019, unchanged from the previous month. It was the largest decline in wholesale prices since September of 2016, as cost fell for manufacturing (-3.53 percent vs -3.71 percent in July); mining & quarrying (-7.46 percent vs -3.23 percent) and for water, electricity and gas supply (-0.04 percent vs 1.13 percent). On a monthly basis, wholesale prices rose 0.49 percent, after decreasing 0.62 percent in July.

2019-08-06
Taiwan Wholesale Prices Drop the Most Since 2016
Wholesale prices in Taiwan fell 3.42 percent year-on-year in July of 2019, after an upwardly revised 2.07 percent fall in the previous month. It was the largest decline in wholesale prices since September of 2016, as cost fell further for manufacturing (-3.68 percent vs -2.44 percent in June) and mining & quarrying (3.50 percent vs -1.47 percent). In addition, water, electricity & gas cost slowed (1.13 percent vs 1.83 percent). On a monthly basis, wholesale prices went down 0.55 percent, after decreasing 0.83 percent in June.

2019-07-05
Taiwan Wholesale Prices Drop the Most Since 2016
Wholesale prices in Taiwan fell 1.93 percent year-on-year in June of 2019, after an upwardly revised 0.37 percent fall in the previous month. It was the largest decline in wholesale prices since September of 2016, as cost fell further for manufacturing (-2.25 percent from -0.94 percent). Also, prices dropped for mining & quarrying (-2.26 percent from 4.16 percent) and slowed for water, electricity & gas supply (1.83 percent from 2.89 percent). On a monthly basis, wholesale prices went down 0.73 percent in June.


Taiwan Wholesale Prices Change
The wholesale price index is to measure the average changes in selling prices of materials semi finished and finished goods for Taiwan area.

Taiwan Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.13 0.59 61.47 -3.09 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.65 102.61 103.03 10.29 points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.83 102.82 103.09 58.64 points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.57 0.56 4.95 -1.85 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 98.02 104.80 119.75 21.56 points [+]
Producer Prices 99.60 99.77 124.84 14.49 points [+]
Export Prices 93.80 94.52 139.05 93.50 points [+]
Import Prices 103.40 102.77 132.25 68.98 points [+]
Food Inflation 3.00 1.86 15.86 -7.56 percent [+]
Producer Prices Change -3.42 -5.04 11.85 -13.99 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 102.16 102.06 103.26 62.59 points [+]
CPI Transportation 101.70 101.44 113.13 83.72 points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.25 -0.09 14.61 -3.16 percent [+]