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Taiwan exports rise in August

09/11/2019 09:45

Taiwan's exports rose 2.6 percent year-on-year to 29 billion U.S. dollars in August after slumping for months, the latest trade data showed.

The island's imports fell 2.7 percent from the previous year to 23.02 billion dollars, resulting in a trade surplus of 5.98 billion dollars, according to economic affairs authorities.

The rise was fueled by exports of parts of electronic products, and information, communication and audio-video products, which grew by 7.5 percent and 31.4 percent respectively, the data showed.

For the first eight months, exports dropped by 2.3 percent from a year earlier to 215.41 billion dollars.

The Chinese mainland remained the biggest trade partner of Taiwan in the first eight months, receiving nearly 57.95 billion dollars of the island's exports, or 26.9 percent of the total, according to the data.

(Source: Xinhua)

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