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Taiwan-China trade up 10.3% in January to February period

Taiwan-China trade up 10.3% in January to February period

Bilateral trade between Taiwan and China in the two months to February 2007 rose 10.3 percent from the corresponding period a year earlier to US$13.66 billion on increasing cross strait exchanges, the Board of Foreign Trade said yesterday.
The figure accounted for 20.9 percent of Taiwan's total external trade during the period, compared with 19.7 percent a year earlier, the Board said, citing official customs statistics.
For the January-February period, Taiwan registered a trade surplus with China of US$5.71 billion, up 1.0 percent from a year earlier, it said.
Exports to the mainland during this period rose 7.4 percent year-on-year to US$9.69 billion, and imports from there were up 18.2 percent at US$3.98 billion.
The two-month shipments to mainland China accounted for 27.9 percent of Taiwan's total exports during the period, unchanged from a year earlier, the Board said.
Imports from China during this period accounted for 13.0 percent of the island's total imports, up from 11.0 percent a year earlier, it added.


Updated : 2021-04-23 00:39 GMT+08:00