International Reserves in Taiwan

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Taiwan - International Reserves

Economic growth accelerated in the fourth quarter, according to preliminary estimates, ending 2019 on a bright note and putting estimated growth for the year on a similar footing to 2018. The strong reading was spurred by a sharp rebound in investment, likely driven by returning capital from overseas companies, while private consumption also accelerated. However, government spending growth halved since the previous quarter, while increasing imports saw the external sector drag on overall growth. In other news, incumbent Tsai Ing-wen retained the presidency in a landslide election victory in January, with her Democratic Progressive Party maintaining a majority in the legislature. This will ensure a continuation of current pro-growth economic policies. In particular, infrastructure development plans and ongoing efforts to encourage Taiwanese companies to re-shore capital should boost investment.

Taiwan - International Reserves Data

2014   2015   2016   2017   2018  
International Reserves (USD)419  426  434  452  462  

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Taiwan International Reserves
Note: International reserves in months of imports.
Source: Central Bank of China.

Taiwan Facts

Value Change Date
Bond Yield0.691.28 %Dec 31
Exchange Rate29.910.07 %Jan 01

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