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In 2018, Taiwan bought US$286.5 billion worth of imported products up by 4.7% since 2014 and up by 10.3% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from China

China's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$53.8 billion or 18.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $24.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $8.5 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $1.7 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.6 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.5 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.5 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $1.3 billion
  8. Copper: $1.1 billion
  9. Vehicles: $962.4 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $703.1 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$44.1 billion or 15.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $10.7 billion
  2. Machinery: $7.6 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $3 billion
  4. Vehicles: $2.9 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.8 billion
  6. Other chemical goods: $2.5 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $2.3 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $1.8 billion
  9. Copper: $1.6 billion
10. Photo/cinematographic goods: $929 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from the US

America's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$35 billion or 12.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $7.5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $5.2 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.2 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $2.4 billion
  5. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.8 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
  7. Plastics: $1 billion
  8. Cereals: $967.2 million
  9. Oil seed: $956.2 million
10. Other chemical goods: $897.1 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from S. Korea

South Korea's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$19.5 billion or 6.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $9.8 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $2.1 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.7 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $582.9 million
  6. Plastics: $501.3 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $440.6 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $354.9 million
  9. Glass: $346.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $339 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$10 billion or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.9 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.8 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.8 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $829.8 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $730.1 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $709.5 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $490.4 million
  8. Plastics: $222.5 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $166 million
10. Iron and steel: $90.6 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$9.6 billion or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.9 billion
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $1.4 billion
  3. Copper: $435.1 million
  4. Meat: $246.7 million
  5. Aluminum: $239 million
  6. Zinc: $204.7 million
  7. Nickel: $188.8 million
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $100.6 million
  9. Iron and steel: $95.6 million
10. Wood: $72.7 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$9.2 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.6 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.5 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $729.4 million
  4. Machinery: $459.8 million
  5. Iron and steel: $228.1 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $178.8 million
  7. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $176.5 million
  8. Wood: $170.7 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $151 million
10. Copper: $138.9 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Saudi

Saudi Arabia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$8.6 billion or 3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $7.4 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $676.5 million
  3. Plastics: $246.8 million
  4. Aluminum: $124.9 million
  5. Inorganic chemicals: $114.8 million
  6. Copper: $95.4 million
  7. Iron and steel: $11.3 million
  8. Fertilizers: $6.8 million
  9. Rubber: $4.1 million
10. Fish: $2.6 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$8.4 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $4.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.7 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $525.6 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $356.5 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $353 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $263.2 million
  7. Plastics: $225.8 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $205.1 million
  9. Copper: $66.2 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $48.8 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$5.5 billion or 1.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.6 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $940.7 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $277.8 million
  4. Paper: $169.3 million
  5. Wood: $163.2 million
  6. Copper: $120.1 million
  7. Tin: $118.3 million
  8. Machinery: $111.5 million
  9. Rubber: $88.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $85.6 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Kuwait

Kuwait's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$5.1 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $5 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $27.8 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $22.4 million
  4. Plastics: $16.6 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $13.4 million
  6. Ores, slag, ash: $3.7 million
  7. Copper: $1 million
  8. Glass: $31,000
  9. Electronic equipment: $3,000
10. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $1,000
Fastest-Growing Taiwanese Imports 2017
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