Want China Times
Taiwan’s fixed asset investment in manufacturing reported a 3.5% year-on-year drop in the
second quarter of 2015, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said Wednesday, but added that it was optimistic about investment prospects for the second half of the year.
In the second quarter of the year, Taiwan saw a total of NT$229.5 billion (US$7.06 billion) in fixed assets investment in the manufacturing sector, the ministry’s latest statistics showed.
This also represented the country’s continued drop in fixed asset investment for the second quarter in a row, it added.
Among the investments in the manufacturing sector, a total of NT$148.1 billion (US$4.6 billion) came from the electronic components industry, a 1.3% increase from the same period last year, said the ministry, which attributed the growth to chip manufacturers investing in expanding their plants. [FULL STORY]