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Taiwan Private Sector Investment Rises

Taiwan Private Sector Investment Rises
Taiwan Private Sector Investment Rises

The private sector has contributed more to Taiwan’s total investment from year to year, while contribution from the government to capital formation has been on the decline, according to the directorate general of budget, accounting and statistics.

In the first half of this year, private investment accounted for 84.2% of Taiwan’s capital formation, up from 82.4% for the whole of 2016, data compiled by the DGBAS shows, CNA reported.

On the other hand, government investment made up 11.5% of the country’s capital formation in the first six months of the year, down from 12.4% recorded last year, the statistics indicate.

The private sector has been getting more and more important in the country’s capital formation, with the percentage in yearly contribution on the rise, the DGBAS said, citing data showing that the percentage in 2011 stood at 76.4% and has grown year by year.

The ratio rose to 78.2% in 2012, to 79.5% in 2013, to 80.7% in 2014, to 81.9% in 2015, and to 82.4% in 2016, the DGBAS said.

With the government’s contribution to the country’s capital formation falling, the percentage fell from 17% in 2011 to 15.6% in 2012, to 14.6% in 2013, to 13.2% in 2014, to 12.6% in 2015 and to 12.4% in 2016, the DGBAS added.

Even including investment made by state-run enterprises, the combined public investment has not surpassed 20% of the country’s capital formation since 2014, the DGBAS said. In the first half of this year, the percentage stood at 15.8%, the DGBAS data shows.

Capital formation made up 20.5% of Taiwan’s gross domestic product in the first half of this year, down 2.9 percentage points from a year earlier, the DGBAS said. In 2016, the ratio was 20.9%.



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