1. Market Research
Country Forecast Taiwan October 2017 Updater

Country Forecast Taiwan October 2017 Updater

  • October 2017
  • ID: 4981220
  • Format: PDF
  • By The Economist Intelligence Unit

Summary

Table of Contents

Search Inside



  • The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is likely to retain both the presidency and a majority in the Legislative Yuan (parliament) in the next general elections in 2020. There will be an improvement in relations between the Executive Yuan (the cabinet) and the legislature in 2018-22, but ties with China will remain strained under the DPP.
  • The government's resistance to China's preferred basis for bilateral relations will result in the mainland proactively reducing Taiwan's international space. This will lead the DPP to prioritise preserving ties with the US and the security guarantee that it provides. Links with Japan will strengthen modestly.
  • The DPP will have mixed success navigating now-entrenched popular dissatisfaction with established party politics and a renewed culture of public protest. This will be in large part owing to its prioritising of medium-term policy goals, the successes of which will be incremental and difficult to promote publicly. Public dissatisfaction with the party will grow, but the lack of an effective opposition means that it is unlikely to lose power in 2018-22.
  • Tax and pension reforms in 2018-22 will aim to facilitate redistributive policies, but the mixed impact of these will help to widen the fiscal deficit on average in the forecast period compared with 2013-17. In 2018-20 the fiscal balance will deteriorate, with a shortfall equivalent to 1.1% of GDP on average, as the DPP government enacts more expansionary policies, mainly in the form of public housing and infrastructure construction.
  • Real GDP growth will be constrained by uneven external demand for Taiwan's main exports in the forecast period. The pace of export growth will dip in 2018-20 owing to slowing economic growth in China and a downturn in the US. These trends will also dampen private investment for much of the forecast period, although public spending will offer some counterbalance to this.
  • Consumer price inflation will fail to pick up much until 2021, amid struggling domestic demand and stagnating global commodity prices. In 2021-22 stronger domestic economic conditions will result in faster price growth, but consumer price inflation will average just 1.2% a year in 2018-22.
  • In addition to uneven external demand, growth in foreign earnings will be tempered by increasing competition in high-technology exports among Taiwan's regional neighbours in the forecast period. Competitors' strengthening capacities and integration, partly owing to already-established free-trade agreements, will mean that Taiwan struggles to maintain a lead in many cutting-edge industries.


Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.
Ahmad helps you find the right report:
Testimonials

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at
Ikea

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at
Ingredion

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

FAQ
  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at researchadvisor@reportlinker.com to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - researchadvisor@reportlinker.com or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.
Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
Soft Drinks in Taiwan

Soft Drinks in Taiwan

  • $ 2100
  • December 2019

Maturity was the primary challenge for the majority of players in Taiwan’s soft drinks industry in 2019. The soft drinks preferences of Taiwanese consumers are fairly unique and in particular consumers ...

Health and Wellness in Taiwan

Health and Wellness in Taiwan

  • $ 2100
  • February 2020

2019 was another good year for health and wellness in Taiwan as consumer interest in healthier food and beverages continued to increase. Taiwan’s food and beverages industries are still living in the ...

Development of the Global IC Packaging and Testing Industry, 2019 and Beyond

Development of the Global IC Packaging and Testing Industry, 2019 and Beyond

  • $ 2000
  • January 2020

Worldwide OSAT (Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test) companies who perform IC packaging and testing services registered significant shipment value growth in 2018, thanks to a continued increase ...

Consumer Appliances in Taiwan $ 2650 January 2020

Hot Drinks in Taiwan $ 2100 December 2019

Luxury Goods in Taiwan $ 1210 February 2020


ref:plp2017

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on