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Taiwan Business Indicators in June 2017

Press Release

National Development Council (NDC)

July 27, 2017

In June 2017, the overall monitoring indicator flashed “yellow-blue” signal. The total score increased by one point to 21. The trend-adjusted leading and coincident index decreased from the previous month. The government will be closely monitoring the economic situation.

  1. The Monitoring Indicators: The total score in June 2017 increased by one point to 21, flashing the “yellow-blue” signal for the third month. Among the nine components, the index of producer’s shipment for manufacturing gained one point to change its individual light from “blue” to “yellow-blue”. The light signal for the rest of eight components remained unchanged.
  2. Leading Indicators: With revised data, the trend-adjusted leading index stood at 100.20, down by 0.28% from May 2017. Among the seven indicators making up the trend-adjusted index, TAIEX average closing price, and the index of export orders had positive cyclical movements from the previous month, while real imports of semiconductor equipment, the TIER manufacturing sector composite indicator, net accession rate of employees on payrolls of industry and services, real monetary aggregates M1B, and building permits had negative cyclical movements.
  3. Coincident Indicators: With revised data, the trend-adjusted coincident index stood at 99.59, down by 0.50% from May 2017. Among seven indicators making up the trend-adjusted index, nonagricultural employment, and sales of trade and food services had positive cyclical movements, while real machineries and electrical equipments imports, electric power consumption, the industrial production index, the index of producer’s shipment for manufacturing, and real customs-cleared exports had negative cyclical movements.
  4. Lagging Indicators: With revised data, the trend-adjusted lagging index stood at 100.18, up by 0.04% from May 2017. Among six indicators making up the trend-adjusted index, the inventories to sales ratio for manufacturing, loans and investments of monetary financial institutions, regular employees on payrolls in industry and services, the unemployment rate (inverted), and the interbank overnight call-loan rate had positive cyclical movements, while the manufacturing unit output labor cost index had negative cyclical movement.

~~ Next publication date: August 28 2017 ~~

 


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