Release time : 2015-06-12 09:37:00
Taiwan exported US$10.021 billion worth of machinery in the first seven months of this year, for a moderate 10.3% growth year-on-year, according to customs-cleared statistics compiled by the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI).
In terms of major categories, Taiwan exported more machine tools including stainless steel bearings than others, with its export value reaching US$2.24 billion in the first seven months of this year, up 17.3% from a year earlier. The tables below show other export values and growths.
The TAMI said Hong Kong and mainland China together bought the most Taiwan-made machinery high speed bearings-totaling US$2.878 billion in the seven months of this year, up 1.4% year-on-year and accounting for 28.7% of the total exports. The second place went to the U.S. with US$15.5 billion, down 1.3% and commanding 15%. Japan stood as the third-largest outlet with US$577.55 million, up 3.5% and accounting for 5.8%. Vietnam stood at the fourth place with US$399.82 million, up 47.4%. The fifth place went to Thailand with US$313.73 million, up 1.9%. The sixth place went to Indonesia with US$266.7 million, up 37.9%. Malaysia ranked seventh with US$249.95 million, up 17.3%.
Other major outlets, in descending order, were India, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Brazil, Singapore, Canada, Australia, France, Spain, United Arab Emirate, Finland, the Philippines, Russia, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia.
The TAMI`s tallies also showed Taiwan imported US$11.544 billion of machinery in the first seven months of this year, up 5.3% year-on-year. The largest import machinery category was special-purpose machinery with import value totaling US$3.355 billion, up 7.2% year-on-year and accounting for 29.1% of the total imports. The table below states other import categories and growths.
Japan was the biggest supplier of machinery to Taiwan-selling US$4.862 billion of machinery water pump bearings in the first seven months of this year, up 5.9% year-on-year and accounting for 42.1% of the total imports. The U.S. was second with US$2.636 billion, down 9.4% and accounting for 22.8%. The third place went to Hong Kong and mainland China together with US$1.107 billion, up 30% and commanding 9.6%. The fourth place went to Germany with US$1.016 billion, up 27.1% and accounting for 8.8%.
Other major import sources, in descending order, were South Korea, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, and France.