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Taiwan Business Indicators in January 2010
Taiwan Business Indicators in January 2010
Press Release
Council for Economic Planning and Development
February 26, 2010
In January 2010, Taiwan Business Indicators indicated that economic conditions have generally improved modestly. Among the indicators compiled by the Cabinet’s Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD), the annualized six-month rate of change of leading index increased 0.6 points, the trend-adjusted coincident index stood at the same level as previous month, and the overall monitoring indicator flashed the "yellow-red" signal for the third consecutive month.
1. Leading Indicators: With revised data, the composite leading index stood at 107.6, up by 1.9% from December 2009. Its annualized six-month rate of change rose by 0.6 points to 21.2%. Among the seven indicators making up the trend-adjusted index, six indicators had positive cyclical movements from previous month, led mainly by large increase of the cyclical movements in average monthly overtime in industry and services, SEMI book-to-bill ratio, index of producer's inventory for manufacturing, and the index of export orders. However, building permits had negative cyclical movement from previous month.
2. Coincident Indicators: With revised data, the coincident index stood at 104.6, down by 0.2% from December 2009. Its trend-adjusted index stood at the same level as the previous month. Among the seven indicators making up the trend-adjusted index, industrial production index, real customs cleared exports, real machineries and electrical equipments imports, and nonagricultural employment had positive cyclical movements from previous month. Sales index of wholesale, retail, and food services, electric power consumption, and the index of producer’s shipment for manufacturing had negative cyclical movements from previous month.
3. The Monitoring Indicators: The total score recorded 37 in January, the same level of previous month. The overall light signal flashed the "yellow-red" signal for the third consecutive month. Among the nine components, nonagricultural employment gained one point and changed its individual light signal from "blue" to "yellow-blue", sales index of wholesale, retail and food services lost one point and changed its individual light signal from "red" to "yellow-red". The light signals for the rest of seven components remained unchanged.
~~ The next release is scheduled for March 26, 2010 ~~

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