General profile: China, Taiwan Province of

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
23.396 Millions
32.325 TWD/US$
528 729 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
1.39 %
0.90 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-1.8 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
198 432
274 601
285 344
280 321
Merchandise imports
182 614
251 236
237 219
230 568
Merchandise trade balance
15 817
23 364
48 124
49 753
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %92 %92 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
71 65837 45432 47518 42617 50871 65837 45432 47518 42617 508
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
18 137
26 663
41 127
41 443
Services imports
32 457
37 711
51 259
52 407
Services trade balance
-14 320
-11 048
-10 132
-10 964
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
32.4
36.6
24.1
21.5
Travel
27.4
32.7
35.0
32.3
Other services
39.8
30.6
36.0
39.3
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+0.9 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
375 787
446 141
523 581
528 729
GDP per capita, current US$
16 552
19 230
22 393
22 599
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
5.42
10.63
0.75
0.90
Current account balance, % of GDP
4.68
8.94
14.47
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
32.179
31.647
31.908
32.325
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
52.213.920.964.551.552.213.920.964.551.5
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+3.4 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
1 625.00
2 492.00
2 413.00
8 333.00
FDI outflows
6 028.00
11 574.00
14 709.00
17 843.00
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
..
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
8 3338 3332 4132 4132 8392 8393 5983 5983 2073 207-1 957-1 9572 4922 4922 8052 8055 4325 4327 7697 7697 4247 4241 6251 6251 8981 8984534531 4451 4454 1094 1094 9284 9288 3332 4132 8393 5983 207-1 9572 4922 8055 4327 7697 4241 6251 8984531 4454 1094 928FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Balance, % of GDP
(e) 0.68
(e) 2.79
(e) 8.25
11.05
Balance, % of imports
(e) 1.19
(e) 4.29
(e) 15.28
19.79
Normalized balance
(e) 0.006
(e) 0.021
(e) 0.071
0.090
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
123116130131134138133110133128123115
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.288 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2016
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
5 595 418 000
3 944 054 000
5 012 676 000
5 197 441 000
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
63.74
64.37
76.22
75.75
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
12 736 855
(e) 16 430 542
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
32.81
34.60
39.37
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
21.73
19.56
21.39
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 15 September 2017