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In 2016, Taiwan bought US$231 billion worth of imported products down by -15.2% since 2012 and up by 1.1% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from China

China's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$44 billion or 19.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $18.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $6.4 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $2.1 billion
  4. Other chemical goods: $1.7 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $1.5 billion
  6. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  8. Vehicles: $924.6 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $777.1 million
10. Live trees and plants: $707.4 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$40.7 billion or 17.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $9.6 billion
  2. Machinery: $8.7 billion
  3. Plastics: $2.6 billion
  4. Vehicles: $2.6 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $2.4 billion
  6. Other chemical goods: $1.9 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $1.5 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
  9. Copper: $1.2 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $924.2 
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from the US

America's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$28.8 billion or 12.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $7.1 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $4.7 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $2.3 billion
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $2.3 billion
  5. Live trees and plants: $1.5 billion
  6. Other chemical goods: $906.6 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $894.6 million
  8. Plastics: $784.2 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations: $778.1 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $579.3 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$14.7 billion or 6.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $6.3 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.9 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $463.1 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $443.4 million
  7. Plastics: $425.8 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $334.1 million
  9. Glass: $306.7 million
10. Other chemical goods: $267.4 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$8.6 billion or 3.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.7 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.6 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $757.9 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $730.2 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $551 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $388.7 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $212.2 million
  9. Plastics: $188.5 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $126.8 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$7.5 billion or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.4 billion
  2. Machinery: $2.1 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $569.4 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $343.2 million
  5. Gems, precious metals: $218.8 million
  6. Plastics: $175.6 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $160.8 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $158.6 million
  9. Copper: $44.9 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $44.4 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$6.3 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.5 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.3 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $474.4 million
  4. Machinery: $333.7 million
  5. Wood: $210.8 million
  6. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $166 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $144 million
  8. Plastics: $122.4 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $119.4 million
10. Copper: $87.8 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$6.1 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.7 billion
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $1.2 billion
  3. Copper: $298.7 million
  4. Aluminum: $246.3 million
  5. Meat: $244.7 million
  6. Nickel: $221.8 million
  7. Zinc: $150.2 million
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $92.5 million
  9. Wood: $84.7 million
10. Iron and steel: $76.3 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Saudi

Saudi Arabia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$5.8 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.9 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $490.4 million
  3. Plastics: $201.5 million
  4. Inorganic chemicals: $91.5 million
  5. Aluminum: $87.4 million
  6. Copper: $58.6 million
  7. Lead: $2.6 million
  8. Glass: $2.1 million
  9. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $1.4 million
10. Fertilizers: $929,000
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$4.3 billion or 1.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.3 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $200.7 million
  3. Wood: $184.1 million
  4. Nickel: $154.2 million
  5. Paper: $120.4 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $113.2 million
  7. Tin: $106.2 million
  8. Vehicles: $92.8 million
  9. Machinery: $87.5 million
10. Copper: $83.9 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Taiwan amounted to
$4.1 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $3 billion
  2. Ships, boats: $238.4 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $229.5 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $123 million
  5. Beverages: $104.4 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $92.1 million
  7. Plastics: $39.1 million
  8. Other food preparations: $32 million
  9. Live trees and plants: $28.4 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$27.1 million
Fastest-Growing Taiwanese Imports 2016
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis