Retail Sales in Taiwan

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Taiwan - Retail Sales

After growth moderated in Q1, underlying momentum is easing in Q2. Pandemic-related restrictions in China and generally less favorable global demand conditions are weighing on the external sector and manufacturing. In May, the manufacturing PMI tumbled to a near two-year low and export growth waned, while export orders fell in April. Moreover, the non-manufacturing index plunged into contractionary territory in May, as record Covid-19 cases led to greater caution among consumers and firms. However, the government’s pivot towards living with the virus will limit the fallout. Despite surging caseloads, travel restrictions are being progressively eased, with the quarantine time for visitors cut to three days in June. In other news, Taiwan and the U.S. recently launched a trade “initiative”, signaling warming ties with Washington. However, the shift falls far short of a comprehensive trade deal.

Taiwan - Retail Sales Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Retail Sales (annual variation in %)-1.0  1.1  0.9  2.2  3.1  

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Taiwan Retail
Note: Annual variation of real retail sales in %.
Source: Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics and FocusEconomics calculations.

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