Taiwan: Export growth slows in September
October 7, 2014
In September, the trade surplus totaled USD 3.5 billion. The reading was above the USD 2.3 billion recorded in the same month last year and matched market expectations. In the 12 months up to September, the trade surplus totaled USD 37.0 billion (August: USD 35.9 billion), which marked a 3.1% expansion over the same period last year.
Exports reached USD 26.4 billion in September, which represented a 4.7% expansion in year-on-year terms (August: +9.6% yoy). Imports recorded USD 22.9 billion, slowing markedly from a 14.1% increase in August to a 0.2% expansion in September.