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Country Report Taiwan September 2017

Country Report Taiwan September 2017

  • September 2017
  • ID: 2358794
  • Format: PDF
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit


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Outlook for 2017-21

  • The Democratic Progressive Party will control the presidency and the Legislative Yuan (parliament) until at least 2020. The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the party to win the elections for both institutions in that year.
  • Further trade and investment agreements with China will be shelved in 2017-21, owing to the government's refusal to recognise the basic political framework that the mainland has demanded for official communications.
  • A sharp economic slowdown in China in 2018, and a downturn in the US in 2020, will erode external demand and investment growth for much of the forecast period. As a result, real GDP growth will average 1.9% a year in 2017-21.
  • Consumer price inflation will decelerate on average in 2017, to 0.5%, in large part owing to the strength of the local currency. It will rebound from this level from 2018, but remain below 2% in the remainder of the forecast period.
  • The New Taiwan dollar will appreciate by 5.7% on average against the US dollar in 2017 as the external sector rebounds. However, it will depreciate again in 2018-19 as external demand ebbs.
  • The current-account surplus will be equivalent to 12.7% of GDP in 2017. It will follow a narrowing trend in 2017-21, averaging 11.4% of GDP, mainly owing to exports faltering in the middle of the forecast period.


  • On August 16th the president, Tsai Ing-wen, apologised for a power outage that had affected 6.7m households a day earlier. The minister of economic affairs, Lee Chih-kung, resigned over the issue and was replaced by his vice-minister, Shen Jong-chin.
  • The opposition Kuomintang party approved a new policy platform at its national congress on August 20th. It calls for a restoration of official cross-Strait ties, but explicitly rejects a path towards unification.
  • On August 3rd, while receiving a delegation from the British-Taiwanese All-Party Parliamentary Group, Ms Tsai called for Taiwan and the UK to prioritise concluding a free-trade agreement or a bilateral investment deal.
  • On August 22nd the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics published data showing that the unemployment rate stood at 3.8% in July, up from 3.7% in June.
  • The Ministry of Economic Affairs published its latest industrial production index reading on August 23rd, showing that non-seasonally adjusted activity rose by 2.4% year on year in July. This compares with an increase of 3.5% in June.

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