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These are in-depth pre- and post-show reports on major international trade fairs, held in Taiwan and other countries with significant participation by Taiwanese manufacturers and exporters. They are offered to help global buyers and other readers better understand what is going on at the fairs and the latest offerings by Taiwanese exhibitors.

Machinery industry. Photo credit: UDN file photo.

November Machinery Exports See Third Consecutive Uptick: TAMI

Dec 09, 2020

The Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) announced November machinery export figures on Tuesday, signaling a lessening YoY contraction. For the past eleven months, Taiwan's machinery equipment total export value reached USD$23.485 billion, while a 5.2% YoY contraction, the figures represented the demand was resuming overseas. November exports saw USD$2.416 billion, a 10.8% increase ...

Global High-End Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Maker Eyes Auto New Energy Market</h2>

Global High-End Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Maker Eyes Auto New Energy Market

Dec 08, 2020

Global high-end lithium iron phosphate battery maker Aleees saw a rebound in YoY growth, as its combined revenue in November hit NTD$15 million, indicating resumed demand and further increasing its investments in new energy solutions for automotive use. Aleees remarked that the firm is currently replacing its automotive lead-acid batteries with the new lithium iron phosphate options, having be...

Warming Economy Bolsters Metal Prices</h2>

Warming Economy Bolsters Metal Prices

Dec 08, 2020

Investors are looking into industrial metals, such as copper and nickel, as the COVID-19 vaccine news and the government's stimulus plans have prompted renewed confidence in the manufacturing industry. The vaccine news and U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's win have smoothed out investors' concerns and would serve to bolster the economy. China's increasing procurement of metal products have ...

What's‌ ‌in‌ ‌store‌ ‌for‌ ‌Taiwan's‌ ‌Fasteners?‌ ‌ ‌</h2>

What's‌ ‌in‌ ‌store‌ ‌for‌ ‌Taiwan's‌ ‌Fasteners?‌ ‌ ‌

Dec 07, 2020

Taiwan's fasteners have long been the top contributors to the island's exports, renowned globally as a prominent manufacturer. Last year, this island shipped out fasteners valued at USD$4.31 billion, just behind China, Germany, and the U.S. In terms of outbound volume, Taiwan ranks second place worldwide. The local industry here has gained its sterling reputation with their prompt delivery, excel...

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Global IC Leader Arrow Electronics Could Face Restrictions Despite Denial

Nov 30, 2020

The US-China trade tensions have led to global IC leader Arrow Electronic's Arrow Asia PAC becoming the next likely candidate for blacklisting by the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) as a military-end-user (MEU), reported local media on Monday. Over the weekend, Arrow has refuted the claim, saying the BIS has pledged to conduct investigations into the matter before publication on the...

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Global Production Chain Could Prioritize Safety Over Profits

Nov 25, 2020

The current global supply chain trends would move towards safety-orientation over profits, National Taiwan University Honorary Professor Chen Po-chih said. Chen's remarks come before the "Economic Investment Outlook Seminar" on Dec. 17, hosted by the Economic Daily News, where he is slated as among the keynote speakers. The forum will invite domestic and foreign academics and speakers to analy...

IC Sector Strengthens Oct. Industrial Production Index</h2>

IC Sector Strengthens Oct. Industrial Production Index

Nov 24, 2020

The October industrial production index increased 7.06% YOY, according to the Dept. of Statistics under the Economic Ministry on Tuesday, reaching 122.0, a second-record high in terms of monthly indexes. The latest figures signal consecutive 9-month growth. Statistics Dept. head Huang Wei-chieh said the number of national holidays last month contributed to a slightly lower index than September...

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Passive Component Industry Looks Optimistic Next Year: Industry

Nov 23, 2020

The passive component market could see sustainable yearly growth next year, at approximately 11.1%, markets say, with production capability around 10% and annual demand around 15%. Forecasts also indicate that MLCC and R-chip prices could grow in Q2 and Q3 next year. Domestic market reports point to the growing demand for 5G-capable smartphones, electric vehicles (EV), and automotive electroni...

Manufacturing Industry Lessens Decline Amid COVID Outbreak: Economic Ministry</h2>

Manufacturing Industry Lessens Decline Amid COVID Outbreak: Economic Ministry

Nov 20, 2020

The Economic Ministry released the manufacturing industry value data for Q3 on Thursday, reporting NTD$3.24 trillion, a 4.56% decline compared to last year's same period, marking a seven-quarter consecutive negative growth. Compared to the decline, as shown in Q2's negative 11.39%-decrease, the Economic Ministry suggested that the economic recession shows recovery signs. The ministry continues...

China Sees Record-Growth of NEV Sales in October</h2>

China Sees Record-Growth of NEV Sales in October

Nov 19, 2020

The latest October passenger car statistics from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) showed record-high new energy vehicles (NEVs) vehicle sales, boasting a 21%-growth compared to September. CPCA data indicated October sales hitting 191.992 million vehicles, an 8% yearly increase. New energy-powered cars 134,000 cars were sold, signaling a 112% yearly increase and a 21%-growth compared ...