PESTLE Insights: Taiwan - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

Taiwan Provience, New Taipei City and Taichung City totaled for around 59% of total Taiwan’s population.

Synopsis

Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 34.1% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (19.4%) and financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (17.3%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 4.1%, 3.4% and 3.4% respectively, in 2018.

Scope

- As per the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018, Taiwan’s infrastructure ranks 15th out of the total 137 nations

- Taiwan Parliament approved TWD 107.05 bn (US$3.5 bn) funds for infrastructure development in 2017

- Majority of inward FDI was towards manufacturing, financial and insurance sectors in 2016

Reasons to buy

- Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.

- PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations

- Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.

- This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents 2

List of Exhibits 3

Did You Know? 4

Country Highlights 5

Country Snapshot 7

PESTLE Insights 21

Political Landscape 22

Economic ...

Table of Contents 2

List of Exhibits 3

Did You Know? 4

Country Highlights 5

Country Snapshot 7

PESTLE Insights 21

Political Landscape 22

Economic Landscape 23

Social Landscape 30

Technological Landscape 33

Legal Landscape 36

Environmental Landscape 37

Outlook 38

List of Tables

List of Figures

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Taiwan’s Performance in terms of Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia-Pacific and the World 11

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview ...

List of Figures

Exhibit 1: Taiwan’s Performance in terms of Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia-Pacific and the World 11

Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100) 11

Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind the Index 12

Exhibit 4: Taiwan Stock Market Index 14

Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy 15

Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows (2013-2017) and Greenfield Investment Projects (2013-2016) and FDI Trend by Industry 2016 16

Exhibit 7: Key Infrastructure Indicators 19

Exhibit 8: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate 23

Exhibit 9: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017) 23

Exhibit 10: Export, Import and Trade Balance 24

Exhibit 11: Current Account Balance 24

Exhibit 12: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2013-2017 25

Exhibit 13: Exports of Machinery and Electrical Equipment, US$ billion, 2013-2017 25

Exhibit 14: Interest Rates 27

Exhibit 15: Exchange Rate 27

Exhibit 16: Public Finance 28

Exhibit 17: General Government Debt 28

Exhibit 18: Employment/Unemployment 30

Exhibit 19: Average Annual Wages 30

Exhibit 20: Labour Cost Index 30

Exhibit 21: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population 31

Exhibit 22: Age-group Share of Total Population 31

Exhibit 23: Gender Split 31

Exhibit 24: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017 33

Exhibit 25: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015 34

Exhibit 26: Business Enterprise R&D Expenditure by Source of Funds, 2012-2016 34

Exhibit 27: Doing Business in Taiwan 2018 35

Exhibit 28: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017 35

Exhibit 29: CO2 Emissions 36

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