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PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Taiwan

PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - Taiwan


Taiwan Provience, New Taipei City and Taichung City totaled for around 59% of total Taiwan’s population.

Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 34.1% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2017, followed by wholesale, retail and hotels (19.4%) and financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (17.3%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 4.1%, 3.4% and 3.4% respectively, in 2018.


  • As per the Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018, Taiwan’s infrastructure ranks 15th out of the total 137 nations
  • Taiwan Parliament approved TWD 107.05 bn (US$3.5 bn) funds for infrastructure development in 2017
  • Majority of inward FDI was towards manufacturing, financial and insurance sectors in 2016.
Reasons to buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

List of Exhibits
Did you Know?
Country Highlights
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: Taiwan’s Performance in the Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia Pacific and the World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
Exhibit 4: Taiwan Stock Market Index
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows (2013-2017) and Greenfield Investment Project (2013-2016) and FDI Trend by Industry 2016
Exhibit 7: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 8: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 9: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2017)
Exhibit 10: Export, Import and Trade Balance
Exhibit 11: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 12: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2013-2017
Exhibit 13: Exports of Machinery and Electrical Equipment, US$ billion, 2013-2017
Exhibit 14: Interest Rates
Exhibit 15: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 16: Public Finance
Exhibit 17: General Government Debt
Exhibit 18: Employment/Unemployment
Exhibit 19: Average Annual Wages
Exhibit 20: Labour Cost Index
Exhibit 21: Rural/Urban Share of Total Population
Exhibit 22: Age-group Share of Total Population
Exhibit 23: Gender Split
Exhibit 24: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2017
Exhibit 25: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015
Exhibit 26: Business Enterprise R&D Expenditure by Source of Funds, 2012-16
Exhibit 27: Doing Business in Taiwan 2018
Exhibit 28: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2017
Exhibit 29: CO2 Emissions

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