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Looking in-depth at the latest developments in production, sales, product design innovation, and technology advancements, as well as overall supply capabilities of Taiwan’s major export industries, these reports focus on machinery, auto parts, hardware, furniture, lighting and hardware etc. to keep global buyers and readers informed and better prepared to do business with Taiwan suppliers.

Kaohsiung City Government Builds South Star Yacht Industry Park into Asia's Luxury Yacht Manufacturing Base

Despite a yacht industry with development for over four decades, Taiwan, reputed as “Kingdom of Yachts,” is still a mostly unsung hero in the sector, with products never spotlighted in high-end consumer magazines as "How to Spend It." Horizon, a shipyard in southern Taiwan, however takes an env... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/28

Taiwan's Top-3 Footwear Makers Record New Revenue Highs for 2014

Driven by enduring demand for leisure and sports footwear globally, Pou Chen Corporation, Feng Tay Enterprises Co., Ltd. and Fulgent Sun Group, Taiwan’s top-three contract manufacturers of footwear for global brands, all saw consolidated revenue for 2014 hit record highs, and are likely to see brig... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/26

Taiwan's Dec. CPI Growth Hits 10-month Low

Taiwan’s consumer price indices (CPI) of 370 commodities inched up only 0.61% in December from the same month of 2013, the lowest growth rate in 10 months, mostly due to plummeting fuel prices, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting, and Statistics (DGBAS) of the executive minis... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/26

Evergreen Marine's Dec. 2014 Revenue Hits 27-month High of NT$12.8 Bn.

Despite a low season for the global shipping industry, Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corp., a globally known shipper, scored a 27-month high of NT$12.819 billion (US$427.3 million) in revenue for December 2014, up 11% month-on-month or 12.83% year-on-year, according to the firm’s latest financial s... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/26

AIDC's Revenue Takes Off to 3-year High of NT$3.859 Bn. in Dec. 2014

Taiwan-based Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. (AIDC), the island’s only manufacturer of military and commercial airplanes, trainers and aircraft engines, saw revenue skyrocket to NT$3.859 billion (US$121.73 million) in December, 2014, surging 85.8% from a month ago to rise 1.49-fold over a ye... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/26

EVA Airways Upgrades Fleet as Outlooks Brighten in 2015

EVA Airways Corp., Taiwan's second-biggest airline plans to upgrade and expand its aircraft fleet in expectation that performance in 2015 will improve on 2014, when a string of air crashes cast a shadow to the global aviation industry. The brighter outlook is underpinned by improved operational eff... Full Story

Published: 2015/01/19

Asus Retains No. 1 Spot among Taiwan's Top 20 International Brands in 2014

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has announced the results of a survey by the Interbrand Corp., a U.K.-based brand consultant, ranking the island’s top 20 international brands for 2014 by brand value. Asus, the world's top-5 PC brand, retained last year's position as No. 1. Asus is f... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/30

Revenue of Taiwan's Business Sectors Totals NT$1.2 Trillion in Nov.

Taiwan’s business sectors, described by the government as wholesale, retail and food services, generated revenue of around NT$1.2 trillion (US$40 billion) in November, according to the latest statistics compiled by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). The figure edged up only 0.7% compared to NT... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/30

Taiwan Sets GDP Growth Target for 2014 at 3.1-3.7%

The National Development Council (NDC) of the Executive Yuan, Taiwan’s Cabinet, has announced several key economic development targets for 2015. Among the targets, gross domestic product (GDP) growth has been set at 3.1-3.7%, the unemployment rate at 3.8-3.9%, and growth in the consumer price index... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/30

Taiwan's IPI Hits Record High of 107.47 in Nov.

Steady sales globally of iPhone 6 have reportedly benefited Taiwanese manufacturers of electronic parts and components, resulting in Taiwan’s industrial production index (IPI) reaching 107.47 in November, the highest-for the month in history to have risen 6.86% over last November, according the l... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/29

Kaohsiung Port Likely to Finish 2014 with Container Handling Volume of 10.5 M. TEUs

Driven by Taiwan’s surging international trade, as well as growing arrivals of larger ships, the Kaohsiung Port in southern Taiwan is expected to finish 2014 with container handling volume of 10.5 million TEUs (twenty-equivalent unit), the first time over the past 8 years, according to Taiwan Inter... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/26

Productivity-to-Pay Gap Widens in Taiwan

Although Taiwan is well known for high labor productivity worldwide, pay for manufacturing workers have dropped over the past 10 years to show the nation's makers have enslaved workers to achieve such productivity, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Labor. The ministry’s latest statistics show Ta... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/26

Taiwan's Export Orders in Nov. Total US$43.51 Bn. to Fall Short of Govt. Expectation

Taiwan’s export orders received in November totaled only US$43.51 billion, up 6% year-on-year (YoY) but slipping from October and falling short of governmental expectation of higher value amid simmering iPhone 6 sales globally, according to the latest statistics compiled by Ministry of Economic Aff... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/25

Taiwan Leads Asian Neighbors in Scores on Knowledge Economy Index

According to Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC), the Taiwan Cabinet, Taiwan tops the 28 Asian economies chosen by Asian Development Bank (ADB) on its Knowledge Economy Index of 2014 by scoring 8.77 on the 10-point scale. The NDC attributes such result mostly to the island’s increased i... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/16

Footwear Maker Feng Tay's Nov. Revenue Hits Record High of NT$4.449 Bn.

Benefiting from branded vendors’ brisk shoe sales, Taiwan-based Feng Tay Enterprises Co., Ltd., a top-three contract manufacturer of footwear by size on the island, recorded a single-month high of NT$4.449 billion (US$148.3 million) in November revenue, surging 18.3% month-on-month (MoM) or 38.9% y... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/15

Taiwan Manufacturing Industries' Output Value Forecast to Grow 2.86% YoY in 2015: IEK

The overall output value of Taiwan’s manufacturing industries is forecast to grow by 2.86% year-on-year (YoY) to NT$18.25 trillion (US$600.83 billion) in 2015, up from a projected NT$17.74 trillion (US$593.13 billion) this year, according to the Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK), a mark... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/03

Production Lines Fully-loaded at Taiwan's Eminent Luggage

With global luggage brands restocking amid positive market outlook throughout next year, Taiwan-based Eminent Luggage Corp., a major contract manufacturer and branded vendor of luggage and travel bags, has production lines fully-loaded, hence expecting banner performance in Q4, 2014 through earl... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/03

Rechi Step up Heat-Pump Water Heater Business in 2015

After developing heat-pump water heaters for residential and commercial use, Rechi Precision Co., Ltd., supplier of compressors for air conditioners based in Taiwan, will step up building the business by exploring domestic and overseas markets, including Japan, Australia and Europe, starting next y... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/01

Taiwan's China Airlines Targets Profitable 2014 Amid Falling Aviation Fuel Prices

With the recent OPEC decision not to cut production that further reduced crude oil prices to a new 4-year low as well as other factors, China Airlines, Taiwan’s largest by fleet size, has gradually cut its net loss to target a profitable 2014. For the first nine months of the year, the company... Full Story

Published: 2014/12/01

Coming X'mas Season Drives Taiwan's IPI to All-time High of 112.56 in Oct.

Mainly driven by the upcoming Christmas sales peak in America and Europe, Taiwan’s industrial production index (IPI) hit an all-time high of 112.56 in October, up 8.97% year-on-year (YoY) to be on uptrend for nine months, according to the latest statistics issued by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MO... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/28

Taiwan's Top-3 Footwear Makers See Revenues Grow in Oct.

Taiwan’s leading contract manufacturers of footwear, Pou Chen Corporation, Feng Tay Enterprises Co., Ltd. and Fulgent Sun Group, all enjoyed revenue growths in October, and generally see positive outlook for Q4, 2014. Now the world’s largest contract maker of footwear by shipment, Pou Chen repor... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/24

AT&T of the USA Issues US$1.3 B.of Bonds in Taiwan

American telecom, AT&T Inc., issued US$1.295 billion in international bonds on Nov. 10 in Taiwan, causing buzz across the market for being the single highest capital raising on record. According to chairman of GreTai Securities Market, Soushan Wu, the bond issuance shows Taiwan's emerging globa... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/20

MediaTek and ITRI Among 2014 Top-100 Global Innovators

MediaTek Inc. and the government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan are among the 2014 Top-100 Global Innovators chosen by the multinational media and information company, Thomson Reuters Corp. It is the second consecutive year for Taiwan-based organizations to be h... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/17

Foreign Firms' Q3 Patent Applications Lead in Taiwan

According to the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), foreign firms applied in Q3 6,827 invention patents, increasing 1.35% from the same quarter last year. The top-five foreign applicants are LG Chem, Toshiba, Fujifilm, Applied Materials, and Nitt... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/13

MIRDC and Tatung of Taiwan Sign MOU for Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technologies

Metal Industries Research & Development Center (MIRDC), a Taiwanese government-funded R&D institute, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Tatung Co., a Taiwan-based supplier of household appliances, for cooperation on development of key technologies for renewable energy. The MOU was s... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/05

Many Challenges Likely to Beset Taiwan's Manufacturing Industries in 2015: IEK

With Taiwan’s economy gradually gaining steam from thriving domestic manufacturing, Industrial Economics & Knowledge Center (IEK), an industry research department under the government-funded Industrial Technology Research Institute, has raised its growth forecast of manufacturing industries’ overal... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/03

Victoria Cruises to Invest in Free Economic Pilot Zone in Taiwan's Western Coastal Changhua

To drive its export-driven economy, Taiwan has been developing free economic zones as part of efforts to attract foreign direct investments (FIDs), with initial results being the New York-based Victoria Cruises Inc. having decided to invest in the newly approved free economic pilot zone of Changhua... Full Story

Published: 2014/11/03

10 Firms Sign Agreements to Invest US$257 Million in Taiwan's Major Ports

At the 2014 Investment Solicitation Convention organized by Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications recently, the Taiwan International Port Corp. (TIPC), a government-linked operator of commercial ports, signed investment agreements with 10 domestic and foreign firms, to bring in inv... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/31

Taiwan's Formosa Plastics and Japan's Idemistu Form JV to Produce Hydrogenated Petro Resin Taiwan

The investment project by Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Corp., the flagship company of Formosa Plastics Group, and Japan’s Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd., a major petroleum refining and chemical company, to set up a joint venture for hydrogenated petroleum resin in Taiwan has just passed the environment impa... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/31

IBM and HDR to Set up Shop at Taoyuan Aerotroplis in Northern Taiwan

According to informed sources, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and HDR Group of the USA have decided to set up shop at Taoyuan Aerotroplis, a proposed urban development at the Taoyuan International Airport in northern Taiwan, to tap smart-traffic and healthcare segments. The news br... Full Story

Published: 2014/10/30

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