Taiwan

In-depth country-focused analysis on Taiwan's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Taiwan's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Taiwan, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Taiwan's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Taiwan before your competitors.

Taiwan Country Risk

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Core Views Taiwan's economy slowed in Q114 likely on the back of a moderating expansion in private consumption and exports. While we remain fairly constructive on Taiwan's trade prospects in the...

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Taiwan Industry Coverage (20)

Autos

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News: Dutch renewable energy firm Gigawatt Global Coopereratief announced it started building a 8.5MW solar field 60km from Kigali, Rwanda - the first significant solar project in eastern Africa....

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: We maintain a positive outlook for Taiwan's consumer electronics market , however growth rates will underperform emerging markets in the APAC region due to relatively high...

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Defence & Security

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BMI View: The power asymmetry between Taiwan and mainland China is widening as Beijing continues to boost defence spending. Coupled with increasing nationalism and assertion on the part of Beijing...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View : In terms of the growth prospects for the Taiwanese economy looking into 2014, we expect supportive pressure from the tech sector and Chinese demand to wane as the year progresses....

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Freight Transport

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Taiwan's economy slowed in Q1 20 14 likely on the back of a moderating expansion in private consumption and exports , which informs our freight forecasts for the year . While we remain fairly...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View: We still expect the recovery in Taiwan's construction and infrastructure sectors to accelerate at a modest pace over 2014 and 2015, despite a slow start over the first half of 2014. Our...

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Insurance

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BMI View: Life insurance accounts for around 83% of all premiums written in Taiwan, receiving USD77.2bn in premiums in 2013. At over USD3,300 per capita, life insurance density is among the...

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Medical Devices

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Espicom Industry View: The ongoing conflict of interest between the multinational industry and the government is understandable; despite constraints and barriers to market entry, Taiwan remains a...

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Metals

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BMI View: In Q314 we continue to monitor the effects of overcapacity on the Taiwan steel sector as domestic producers find themselves increasingly challenged from an influx of cheap products...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View:   Taiwan is almost entirely dependent on imports to meet energy demand and is likely to stay in this state for the foreseeable future. A growing appetite for imported gas has created a...

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Petrochemicals

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BMI's latest Taiwan Petrochemicals Report foresees a worrying trend for Taiwanese petrochemicals producers to move investment in basic chemicals to mainland China and South East Asia. Unless Taiwan...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View:   While Taiwan's intellectual property regime has some deficiencies, drug pricing remains the key issue of concern for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)....

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Power

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BMI View: Heavily dependent on imports, Taiwan's power market is dominated by thermal sources, with coal, gas, and to a lesser extent, oil-fired power stations generating the majority of energy...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: We see oversupply in both the office and retail sub-sectors, although these markets will continue to be skewed by high demand, and rental rates, for premium, centrally located space....

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Renewables

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BMI View : The Taiwan renewables report looks at a range of forecasts, including the expected growth in solar, wind and biomass energy generation throughout our current forecast period through to...

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Shipping

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Subdued Recovery Still On Track Our outlook for Taiwan's economy has not changed substantially since our last quarterly report. Then, on the back of slightly stronger fourth-quarter 2013 data, we...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : The Taiwanese telecom market is among the most mature in the region, with 126.8% mobile penetration in 2013 and 84.7% of the market is postpaid. Taiwanese mobile market looks to an...

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Tourism

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Taiwan is seeing some of the strongest arrivals and tourism receipts growth rates globally, and we believe that it offers sizeable opportunities to tourism players, particularly those in the...

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Water

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BMI View:   The Taiwanese water sector continues to grapple with long-term challenges borne by a severe shortage of adequate supply   as evidenced by the temporary introduction of water...

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