Taipei--Taiwan's exports rose for the fifth consecutive month on a year-on-year basis in February, the Ministry of Finance said Tuesday.
Exports rose 27.7 percent year-on-year during the month to US$22.66 billion, while imports were up 42.1 percent from a year earlier to US$19.3 billion.
That left a trade surplus of US$3.36 billion for the month, down US$810 million from February 2016.
For the first two months of the year, exports were up 16.2 percent to US$46.40 billion, the highest for the January-February period in U.S. dollar terms since exports totaled US$46.60 billion in the first two months of 2011.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel