By: Jalen Chung and Christie Chen
Taipei, June 1 (CNA) The production value of Taiwan’s communications sector is
expected to fall by an annual 4 percent in 2017, a local research group said Thursday.
The Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC), a market research division of the Taipei-based Institute for Information Industry, forecast that the output of the local communications sector will decline to NT$2.96 trillion (US$98.29 billion) in 2017, with smartphones and other mobile devices accounting for 64 percent of the total output.
Taiwan’s smartphone shipments will total 330 million units this year, down by an annual 6.9 percent, while its smartphone production value will be around NT$1.9 trillion, a drop of 6.7 percent from 2016, the MIC predicted. [FULL STORY]