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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.


Industrial Production Yet to Impact Taiwan due to Coronavirus</h2>

Industrial Production Yet to Impact Taiwan due to Coronavirus

Mar 09, 2020

Taiwan’s industrial production surprised on the upside even though it continued to contract. The impact of the coronavirus has yet to be fully reflected in the data. Industrial production fell just a little.Taiwan‘s industrial production shrank by just 1.51% year-on-year, better than the consensus estimate of -4.0%. One important factor is that 5G infrastructure has pushed up growth in the ...


Taiwan Fastener Industry's Exports  in Q1-3 2019</h2>

Taiwan Fastener Industry's Exports in Q1-3 2019

Jan 20, 2020

The statistics of main industries in Taiwan in the first 3 quarters of 2019 have been published. The first 3 quarters of 2019 saw decline in both volume and value of steel fastener export in Taiwan. This is mostly affected by two global incidents, one being the U.S./China trade war and the other being the regional trade conflict between Japan and South Korea. As shown in the following table, T...


Taiwan Hardware Show unveils on oct 17. under Huang Hsin-te, chairman of Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers' Association (photo provided by Wu-Chin-chang)

Taiwan Hardware Show finishes on a positive note on 10/19

Nov 12, 2019

Taiwan Hardware Show 2019 (THS)served as the best business platform for the hardware industry in Taiwan, netting tremendous business opportunities for participants during its three-day run from October 17 to 19 in Taichung.With over 430 exhibitors using over 1000 booths, it created a record high this year. Huang Hsin-te, chairman of Taiwan Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association said Taiwan is a...


Taiwanese Government Is Going to Give Taiwan's Fastener Industry a Leg Up.</h2>

Taiwanese Government Is Going to Give Taiwan's Fastener Industry a Leg Up.

Oct 29, 2019

Affected by the U.S-China trade war, the Fastener industry in Taiwan has declined while the first three quarters has reached to over 1.19 megaton with a 5.25% decrease this year, equaling to 105.6 billion. It declines for the first time in three years. According to Taiwan Industrial Fastener Institute (TIFI)’s statistics, the volume of exporting fastener marked at twelve thousands of tons with...


Ray Fu Enterprise Co., Ltd. are among the very few Taiwanese fastener firms that have their own heat-treatment factory.

Steady Growth for Capable Taiwanese Firms Under U.S.-China Trade Tensions

Aug 05, 2019

The U.S.-China trade war has revamped the world’s industry supply chains and further rekindled the supply chain in the Southeast Asian region. Amid the turbulent overhaul of the status quo, Taiwan’s fastener firms, which primarily export to European and American markets, would bear the brunt of industry uncertainty as orders are redirected away from China, once coined the world’s factory. Many Ta...


Taiwanese Firms Nabs Redirected Business Amid Trade War</h2>

Taiwanese Firms Nabs Redirected Business Amid Trade War

Jul 15, 2019

The U.S.-China trade war has restructured the global supply chain, giving Taiwanese firms in Southeast Asia the advantage for expanding their production capacity to direct business orders away from China. As the largest fastener supplier in Malaysia, Chin Well Holdings Berhad, the investment holding company mainly focused on domestic sales, and partly exported to Europe. However, under the ten...


Sluggish Global Manufacturing Industry Puts Pressure on Interest Rate Cuts</h2>

Sluggish Global Manufacturing Industry Puts Pressure on Interest Rate Cuts

Jun 10, 2019

With the trade war tension between China and the United States escalating, the economy of manufacture industry has been sluggish in May again. U.S. manufacturing activity growth is at its slowest since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected. On the other hand, the European Union Euro Zone has shrunk harshly, raising investors’ concern with global economic recession and further aggravating the pr...


China Steel Corporation Plans to Change Pricing Next Year to Give Taiwanese Firms Leg-Up</h2>

China Steel Corporation Plans to Change Pricing Next Year to Give Taiwanese Firms Leg-Up

May 28, 2019

China Steel Corporation (CSC) plans to significantly reform their pricing policy, according to CSC Chairman Wong Chao-tung on May 22. Wong said the new policy is a response to capricious global economic and political trends, saying that CSC prices should be timelier and allow enough flexibility to quickly meet market changes. Set to come into effect next year, CSC plans to announce steel p...

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Local Manufacturing Sector Flashes 5th Sluggish Growth </h2>

Local Manufacturing Sector Flashes 5th Sluggish Growth

Nov 29, 2018

With the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute, uprooted financial sector, sluggish sales for the new Apple smartphone, the manufacturing industry sees a pessimistic forecast for the next six months. This has led to the local manufacturing sector to flash a “yellow-blue” light in October, said Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) on Thursday, making this the fifth consecutive month of slugg...


MOEA data shows Taiwan's industrial production index is on its 8th month of consecutive growth. (EDN file photo)

Industrial Production Index Up for 8th Month in October: MOEA

Nov 20, 2018

Taiwan’s industrial production index saw an eighth year-on-year consecutive month growth in the third quarter this year, rising 8.39% from a year earlier in October, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). This is due to a stabilized global economy, the MOEA reported. The continual growth behind Taiwan’s industrial production index stems from the island’s traditional industries, ...