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Macroeconomic Outlook Report: Taiwan

According GlobalData, mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 34.2% to the country’s gross value added (GVA) in 2020, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (18.7%) and financial intermediation (17.6%). The sectors are expected to grow by 3.8%, 4.4%, and 5.1% respectively in 2021.

New Taipei City is home to 11.2% of Taiwan’s population, and accounts for 9.79% of GDP as of 2020, according to GlobalData

Overall, the TWSE index has exhibited an increasing trend since November 2020. As of October 4, 2021, the TWSE index stood at 16,415.2 compared to 12,515.6 on October 4, 2020.


– As of June 2021, the three major investment programs have attracted 932 companies to invest a total of TWD1.2 trillion ($42.8 billion) in Taiwan, creating over 100,000 job opportunities.

Reasons to Buy

– Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

– PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

– Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

– This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Did You Know?

Country Highlights

Economy’s Recovery from the COVID-19 Crisis

Country snapshot

Political Landscape

Economic Landscape

Social Landscape

Technological Landscape

Legal Landscape

Environmental Landscape


List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Taiwan’s performance in terms of its country risk analysis in comparison to Asia-Pacific and the World average

Exhibit 2: Performance overview (score: 1-100)

Exhibit 3: Broad categories and weights behind the index

Exhibit 4: TWSE index (October 2020 – October 2021)

Exhibit 5: Key sectors’ contribution to the economy (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 6: FDI inflows (2016-2021 (Jan-Sep)), inward overseas and foreign investment by industry (Jan-Sep 2021)

Exhibit 7: inward overseas Chinese and foreign investments and associated number of projects by country of origin (Jan-Sep 2021)

Exhibit 8: Key infrastructure indicators

Exhibit 9: Real GDP and household consumption growth rate (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 10: Real GDP growth rate comparison (2020)

Exhibit 11: Exports and imports growth (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 12: Current account balance (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 13: Top three commodity exports, % of total exports (2016-2020)

Exhibit 14: Electrical machinery and equipment, % of world total (2020)

Exhibit 15: Interest rates (August 2018 – August 2021)

Exhibit 16: Exchange rate and inflation (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 17: Public finance (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 18: General government debt (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 19: Unemployment (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 20: Average annual wages (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 21: Labor cost index (2016-2023f)

Exhibit 22: Rural/urban share in total population (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025f)

Exhibit 23: Age-group share of total population (1995,2005,2015,2025)

Exhibit 24: Gender split (1995, 2005, 2015, 2025f)

Exhibit 25: Internet users % of total population, mobile penetration rate and broadband penetration rate, (2020)

Exhibit 26: Number of patents granted per million population, (2020)

Exhibit 27: High-technology exports as percentage of manufactured exports (2020 or latest year available)

Exhibit 28: Doing business in Denmark (2020)

Exhibit 29: Corruption perception index (rankings) (2020)

Exhibit 30: CO2 emissions (2016-2019)


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