Taiwan's industrial production dropped unexpectedly in July, ending two months of consecutive gains, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) Tuesday.
The MOEA said the industrial production index fell 0.31 percent in July from a year earlier to 109.09. The ministry had estimated positive growth for July.
Meanwhile, the sub-index for the manufacturing sector, which accounts for more than 90 percent of the country's total industrial production, rose 0.65 percent from a year earlier, marking the third consecutive month of year-on-year growth, the MOEA said.
The manufacturing production index in July was 110.05, the highest level since April last year.
Source: Focus Taiwan