General profile: China, Taiwan Province of

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
23.626 Millions
30.443 TWD/US$
578 754 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 35 410 km²
0.62 %
2.90 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+13.2 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
198 432
274 601
285 344
317 381
Merchandise imports
182 614
251 236
237 219
259 499
Merchandise trade balance
15 817
23 364
48 124
57 882
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
8 %8 %92 %92 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
71 33535 03834 14719 15515 78371 33535 03834 14719 15515 783
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
18 137
26 663
40 986
45 071
Services imports
32 457
37 711
51 669
53 451
Services trade balance
-14 320
-11 048
-10 683
-8 380
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
32.4
36.6
23.9
22.0
Travel
27.4
32.7
35.1
27.4
Other services
39.8
30.6
36.1
42.0
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+2.9 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
375 787
446 141
525 236
578 754
GDP per capita, current US$
16 626
19 311
22 364
24 496
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
5.42
10.63
0.72
2.90
Current account balance, % of GDP
3.97
8.26
14.36
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
32.179
31.647
31.908
30.443
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
52.714.320.862.950.752.714.320.862.950.7
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+2.0 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
(j) 1 625.00
(j) 2 492.00
(j) 2 391.00
(j) 3 255.00
FDI outflows
(j) 6 028.00
(j) 11 574.00
(j) 14 709.00
(j) 11 357.00
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.09
0.08
0.08
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
400.0400.0397.0397.0370.0370.0365.0365.0343.8343.8341.3341.3338.8338.8336.3336.3333.8333.8330.0330.0327.5327.5325.0325.0320.0320.0320.0320.0315.0315.0305.0305.0305.0305.03 2553 2559 2319 2312 3912 3912 8282 8283 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 928400.0397.0370.0365.0343.8341.3338.8336.3333.8330.0327.5325.0320.0320.0315.0305.0305.03 2559 2312 3912 8283 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
2017
Balance, % of GDP
2.71
5.82
11.88
12.55
Balance, % of imports
4.75
8.95
19.78
22.55
Normalized balance
0.023
0.043
0.090
0.101
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
124121132149156164141136113136131126117
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.243 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
5 595
3 944
5 013
4 522
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
63.74
64.37
76.22
71.49
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
13 592 000
14 633 800
14 965 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
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).
j
Asset/liability basis.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
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: 14 August 2018