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Taiwan Business Indicators in August 2018
Date: 2018-09-27    

Taiwan Business Indicators in August 2018

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National Development Council (NDC)

September 27, 2018

In August 2018, the overall monitoring indicator flashed the “green” signal. The total score decreased two points to 24. The trend-adjusted leading index and the coincident index decreased from the previous month. The government will be closely monitoring the economic situation.

  1. The Monitoring Indicators: The total score in August 2018 was 24, flashing the “green” signal. Among the nine components, the import of machineries and electrical equipments flashed “yellow-red” signals. The

TAIEX average closing price, customs-cleared exports, sales of trade and food services, and the TIER manufacturing sector composite indicator flashed “green” signals. The monetary aggregates M1B, industrial production index, nonagricultural employments, and the index of producer’s shipment for manufacturing flashed “yellow-blue” signals.

  1. Leading Indicators: With revised data, the trend-adjusted leading index stood at 101.39, down by 0.09% from last month. Among the seven indicators making up the trend-adjusted index, real imports of semiconductor equipment, real monetary aggregates M1B, and net accession rate of employees on payrolls of industry and services had positive cyclical movements from the previous month, while diffusion index of export orders, the TIER manufacturing sector composite indicator, TAIEX average closing price, and new housing construction started had negative cyclical movements.
  2. Coincident Indicators: With revised data, the trend-adjusted coincident index stood at 99.82, down by 0.26% from last month. Among the seven indicators making up the trend-adjusted index, real machineries and electrical equipments imports, sales of trade and food services had positive cyclical movement, while real customs-cleared exports, electric power consumption, the industrial production index, the index of producer’s shipment for manufacturing, and nonagricultural employments had negative cyclical movements.
  3. Lagging Indicators: With revised data, the trend-adjusted lagging index stood at 101.99, up by 0.22% from last month. Among five indicators making up the trend-adjusted index, inventory value for manufacturing, loans and investments of financial institutions, the manufacturing unit output labor cost index, and the interbank overnight call-loan rate had positive cyclical movements, while the unemployment rate (inverted) had negative cyclical movement.

                                 ~~ Next publication date: October 26 2018 ~~


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