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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.


China-U.S. Trade War Hurts Factory Revenue in 2019 Census: MOEA</h2>

China-U.S. Trade War Hurts Factory Revenue in 2019 Census: MOEA

Dec 15, 2020

The Economic Ministry Department of Statistics released last year's factory census report on Tuesday, reflecting the impact from the China-U.S. trade war, showing a 3.8% YoY decline, and NTD$16.9 trillion in revenue. The report found despite the decline, the semiconductor industry showed strong growth amid increasing investments and Taiwanese businesses returning to the island. The situation ...


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...


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...


Manufacturing Industry to Grow 4.75% in 2021: ITRI IEK</h2>

Manufacturing Industry to Grow 4.75% in 2021: ITRI IEK

Nov 05, 2020

Taiwan's 2021 manufacturing forecast suggests next year's industry value hit NTD$19.68 trillion, according to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) ​​Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK). IEK reported an industry growth rate at 4.75%, with sectors like metal electromechanical, information electronics, chemical industry, and livelihood industry indicating positive growt...


Passive Component Industry to See Rebound Ahead: Murata</h2>

Passive Component Industry to See Rebound Ahead: Murata

Nov 02, 2020

The passive components market is seeing a gradual recovery in the second half of 2020. A strong indicator of this sign is from Japanese electronic component manufacturer Murata Manufacturing's latest financial reports. The optimistic outlook suggests increasing demand for passive components, such as MLCC, for smartphones and auto-use parts, industry experts say. Murata executives told the ...


2020 Energy Vision Summit for Green Energy to Kick off in Nov.</h2>

2020 Energy Vision Summit for Green Energy to Kick off in Nov.

Oct 14, 2020

The Taiwanese government has pledged to lead the effort in further developing the sustainable green economy, which is among the sectors highlighted in the Tsai administration's "5+2 Innovative Industries Initiative." Economic Daily News is hosting the "2020 Energy Vision Summit - Green Energy 2.0" on November 11. As one of the government's core policies, improving the island's energy self-suff...


Sept. Exports Breaks Records Due to Huawei and Peak Season </h2>

Sept. Exports Breaks Records Due to Huawei and Peak Season

Oct 08, 2020

Due to Huawei's order transfers and increased demand during peak season, Taiwan's export expanded to USD$30.71 billion in September, just behind August this year, and marks the second-highest performance in recent years, as a 9.4% yearly-increase. Finance Ministry statistics show in Q3 that export value reached USD$90.08, breaking single quarter records as a year-on-year 6% growth, surpassing ...


ITRI's New Sustainable Technology Set to Bolster Industry</h2>

ITRI's New Sustainable Technology Set to Bolster Industry

Oct 05, 2020

With global temperatures hitting record-highs in 2020, designing energy-efficient green technology, and implementing sustainable methods in the initial stages of product designs has become more vital than ever with the pandemic and global warming challenges. Together with a dozen enterprises, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratory desi...


Taiwan International Fastener Show(Photo courtesy of TAITRA)

Taiwan International Fastener Show Postponed to Sept. 2021 Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Jul 31, 2020

■ Huang Chih-ming Slated for its sixth edition on Oct. 14 to 16, the Taiwan International Show (Fastener Taiwan) is now postponed to Sept. 2021 after careful consideration between the organizers Ministry of Economic Affairs Bureau of Foreign Trade, and implementers, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and Taiwan Industrial Fasteners Institute (TIFI). This decision was made in c...


Taiwan Aims for Bigger Role in Manufacturing</h2>

Taiwan Aims for Bigger Role in Manufacturing

May 25, 2020

“Taiwan will utilize domestic demand, particularly demand from the public sector and national security needs, as the fuel for our industrial development,” The president Tsai Ing-wen said.The president added that Taiwan would aim to create a strategic materials manufacturing industry with vital industrial chains onshore to ensure self-sufficiency in producing medical and daily supplies, energy and...