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Subject Taiwan FDI Statistics Summary Analysis (December 2018)
Date 2019/01/21

According to the statistics of Investment Commission of the Ministry of Economic Affairs,3,621 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with a total amount of US$11,440,234,000 were approved in 2018(from January to December). This indicates a increase of 6.03% in the number of cases, and an increase of 52.27 % in FDI amount compared with the same period of 2017.

With regard to inward investment from Mainland China,141 cases were approved with an amount of US$231,242,000 in 2018. This indicates decrease in the amount 12.97 % compared with the same period of 2017. Aggregated from July 2009 to December 2018, 1,228 cases were approved with a total investment amount added up to US$2,187,791,000.

In terms of Taiwan’s outbound investment (except Mainland China), 638 projects were registered in 2018 with a total amount of US$14,294,562,000 indicating a increase of 27.09% in the number of cases,and an increase of 23.51% in the amount as compared with the same period of 2017.

As for Taiwan’s outward investment to Mainland China, 726 applications have been approved in 2018, indicating an increase of 25.17% compared with the same period of 2017. The approved investment amount is US$8,497,730,000,8.12% less than the same period in 2017.

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