April export orders down 4 percent

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/20
By: Milly Lin and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, May 20 (CNA) Taiwan’s export orders in April declined 4 percent 201505200019t0001year-on-year, the first drop since July 2013, according to figures released Wednesday by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

In terms of specific items, the semiconductor packaging and electronics assembly industries continued to enjoy increasing export orders due to strong international demand for branded handheld devices, such as smartphones and tablet PCs.

The information communications and electronics segment saw export orders rise 6.1 percent year-on-year, while electronics products suffered a 0.9 percent drop in export orders owing to shrinking demand for handheld devices in emerging markets and escalating international price competition.     [FULL  STORY]

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