Firms listed on main board post over 14% sales growth in May

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/13
By: Frances Huang 

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) The combined revenue generated by companies listed on the local main board grew more than 14 percent year-on-year in May at a time of continued economic recovery at home and abroad, according to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE).

The TWSE said the 916 firms on the main board posted about NT$2.6 trillion (US$87.04 billion) in sales in May, up 14.47 percent from a year earlier.

Of the listed companies, 645 reported a year-on-year increase in revenue in May, while 271 suffered a fall in revenue, data compiled by the TWSE showed.

The cement, semiconductor and fuel/utility sectors were the top three sectors in terms of sales growth in that period, the TWSE added.   [FULL  STORY]

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