General profile: China, Taiwan Province of

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
23.817 Millions
29.583 TWD/US$
666 826 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 35 410 km²
-0.17 %
3.11 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+5.0 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
198 432
274 601
285 344
347 193
Merchandise imports
182 614
251 236
237 219
288 053
Merchandise trade balance
15 817
23 364
48 124
59 139
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
7 %7 %93 %93 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
85 05641 82640 64522 82118 74085 05641 82640 64522 82118 740
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Services exports
18 137
26 663
40 968
41 170
Services imports
32 457
37 711
51 787
37 855
Services trade balance
-14 320
-11 048
-10 819
3 315
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
32.4
36.6
23.9
26.7
Travel
27.4
32.7
35.1
4.5
Other services
39.8
30.6
36.1
56.4
TRADE INDICES
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1231101071091031009387828083697482807675696560659592939810010091898787949995106112119125133142145143
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+3.1 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2020
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
GDP, current
374 060
444 281
534 515
666 826
GDP per capita, current US$
16 474
19 160
22 690
27 998
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
5.38
10.25
1.47
3.11
Current account balance, % of GDP
3.99
8.29
13.68
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
32.179
31.647
31.908
29.583
GDP by expenditure in 2019
(as % of total GDP)
52.314.023.364.153.652.314.023.364.153.6
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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..
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2020
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
FDI inflows
(j) 1 625.00
(j) 2 492.00
(j) 2 391.00
..
FDI outflows
(j) 6 028.00
(j) 11 574.00
(j) 14 709.00
..
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.09
0.08
0.07
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
412.0410.0405.0400.0397.0370.0365.0343.8341.3338.8336.3333.8330.0327.5325.0320.0320.0315.0305.0305.08 2136 9983 2919 2612 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Balance, % of GDP
2.72
5.82
11.67
..
Balance, % of imports
4.75
8.92
19.58
..
Normalized balance
0.023
0.043
0.089
..
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
116120119118131149157165141136113137131127117
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2020
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.327 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2020
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
5 595
3 944
5 036
6 779
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
58.28
65.48
78.58
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
12 497 000
14 491 800
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2020
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.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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: 22 July 2021