Export orders remain haunted by slower mobile device demand: MOEA

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/20
By: Huang Chiao-wen and Frances Huang

Taipei, June 20 (CNA) Taiwan’s export orders in May remained haunted by weakening demand for mobile devices from emerging markets, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said Saturday, but it did not say whether the May figure will decline from a year earlier.

In April, Taiwan’s export orders fell 4 percent from a year earlier, the first year-on-year drop since July 2013, as demand from emerging markets for handheld devices showed signs of weakening.

A decline in orders for precision instruments and cell phone screens also affected the April figure.

Export orders for April totaled US$37.32 billion, down US$1.55 billion, or 4 percent, from a year earlier. The April figure was also down 2.9 percent from the previous month.     [FULL  STORY]

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