By: Huang Chiao-wen and Frances Huang
Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) Taiwan’s export orders for September are expected to show a year-on-year decline, dropping for the sixth consecutive month, amid weak global demand and signs of a slowdown of the world’s economy, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Saturday.
The expected decline will also reflect a high comparison base in the same month of 2014, when the Taiwan’s export orders rose 12.7 percent year-on-year to US$43.3 billion, the MOEA said.
The ministry is scheduled to release the September export data on Oct. 20.
In August, Taiwan’s export orders fell 8.3 percent from a year earlier to US$35.03 billion, as global demand showed signs of slowing. [FULL STORY]