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In 2015, Taiwan bought US$228.5 billion worth of imported products down by -19.3% since 2011 and down by -16.5% from 2014 to 2015.
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from China

China's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$44.1 billion or 19.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $18.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $5.9 billion
  3. Iron and steel: $2.1 billion
  4. Other chemical goods: $1.9 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $1.8 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
  7. Plastics: $1.1 billion
  8. Vehicles: $1.1 billion
  9. Copper: $722.3 million
10. Glass: $628.7 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$38.6 billion or 17.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $8.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $7.3 billion
  3. Plastics: $2.5 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $2.4 billion
  5. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $2.1 billion
  7. Other chemical goods: $1.9 billion
  8. Organic chemicals: $1.4 billion
  9. Copper: $1.2 billion
10. Gems, precious metals: $1.2 billion
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from the US

America's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$26.6 billion or 11.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $5 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $3.9 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $2.3 billion
  4. Aircraft, spacecraft: $1.7 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $945 million
  6. Plastics: $892.3 million
  7. Cereals: $735.3 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $724.9 million
  9. Oil seed: $716.8 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $624.8 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$13 billion or 5.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $5.1 billion
  2. Oil: $1.2 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  4. Machinery: $967.9 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $640 million
  6. Iron and steel: $558.8 million
  7. Plastics: $487.6 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $393.9 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $309.9 million
10. Glass: $251 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$8.6 billion or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $1.8 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $1.4 billion
  3. Machinery: $1.3 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $894.4 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $694.4 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $499.9 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $415.3 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $192.5 million
  9. Plastics: $179.5 million
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $134.4 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Saudi

Saudi Arabia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$7.3 billion or 3.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $6 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $668.8 million
  3. Plastics: $260.7 million
  4. Aluminum: $136.2 million
  5. Inorganic chemicals: $126 million
  6. Copper: $62.5 million
  7. Lead: $8.8 million
  8. Glass: $1.4 million
  9. Stone, plaster, cement: $1.2 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $1 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Singapore

Singapore's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$7.1 billion or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.8 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.5 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $358.1 million
  4. Gems, precious metals: $232.7 million
  5. Plastics: $230.3 million
  6. Oil: $219.5 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $215 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $161.6 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $52.7 million
10. Copper: $41.5 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Malaysia

Malaysia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$6.5 billion or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.5 billion
  2. Oil: $1.5 billion
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $357.5 million
  4. Machinery: $343.7 million
  5. Wood: $279.3 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $208.5 million
  7. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $153.7 million
  8. Plastics: $117.3 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $112.1 million
10. Copper: $94.9 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Indonesia

Indonesia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$6 billion or 2.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $3.1 billion
  2. Gems, precious metals: $851.6 million
  3. Wood: $172.7 million
  4. Nickel: $165.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $140.6 million
  6. Tin: $129.5 million
  7. Paper: $122.7 million
  8. Vehicles: $93.2 million
  9. Iron and steel: $90.2 million
10. Copper: $84 million
Top 10 Taiwanese Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$5.7 billion or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $2.8 billion
  2. Ores, slag, ash: $1.1 billion
  3. Aluminum: $369.5 million
  4. Meat: $248 million
  5. Zinc: $144 million
  6. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $118.7 million
  7. Copper: $88.4 million
  8. Cereals: $88.1 million
  9. Wood: $82.2 million
10. Iron and steel: $77.7 million
Top 8 Taiwanese Imports from Kuwait

Kuwait's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$4 billion or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $3.8 billion
  2. Organic chemicals: $175.9 million
  3. Plastics: $13.5 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $4.7 million
  5. Copper: $730,000
  6. Ores, slag, ash: $305,000
  7. Glass: $67,000
  8. Aluminum: $37,000
Fastest-Growing Taiwanese Imports 2015
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