Taiwan registers trade surplus of US$3.36 billion in February

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