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Taiwan's exports down in December but higher for 2013

Taiwan's exports down in December but higher for 2013

Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) Taiwan's exports fell slightly in December 2013 from a year earlier but were strong enough to allow the country's exports to grow slightly for the year as a whole. Exports in December fell 1.9 percent year-on-year but increased 2.8 percent from the previous month to US$25.59 billion, the Ministry of Finance said Tuesday. Imports in December totaled US$24.18 billion, a 13.1 percent increase from November and 10.1 percent higher than in the same month in 2012. That left Taiwan's trade surplus at US$1.41 billion, down 65.7 percent year-on-year. Taiwan's exports for 2013 as a whole were US$303.22 billion, up 0.7 percent from the previous year. Total imports were US$270.07 billion, down 0.1 percent year-on-year. (By Stacey Wu and Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-01-19 10:55 GMT+08:00