By: Liao Yu-yang and Evelyn Kao
Export orders in May dropped 5.8 percent from a year earlier to US$38.72 billion, after a 3.7 percent year-on-year fall in March, according to data compiled by the MOEA.
On a month-on-month basis, the May figure was up 2.8 percent but after seasonal adjustments that represented a fall of 0.2 percent, the data indicates.
In the first five months of the year, export orders were down 6.9 percent from a year earlier to US$184.36 billion, the data showed. [FULL STORY]