Taipei, 9 Sep (ZXS) -- Taiwan's department in charge of economic affairs announced on 11 September a survey of manufacturing investment and operation in the second quarter of this year, and the operating income of the manufacturing industry was 11,73534.15 billion yuan (New Taiwan dollar, the same below), down 7.4509 percent from the same period last year. In addition, Taiwan's fixed assets purchases increased by 16.1 billion yuan in the second quarter, a year-on-year decrease of <>.<>%.

Comprehensive Central News Agency, United News Network and other Taiwan media reported that Taiwan's manufacturing operating income in the second quarter decreased by 1.1% compared with the previous quarter and decreased by 15.7% compared with the same period last year, mainly due to the continued sluggish terminal consumer demand and the continuous de-inventory of the industrial chain.

The survey also pointed out that the purchase of fixed assets in Taiwan's manufacturing industry in the second quarter of this year decreased by 3.6% from the previous quarter and decreased by 16.1% compared with the same period last year, indicating that the investment and expansion of industry tends to be conservative. Among them, the electronic components industry, which accounts for the largest proportion in the manufacturing industry, the largest decline in fixed asset purchases, a year-on-year decrease of 28.8%, Taiwan's economic affairs department said, mainly due to industrial inventory adjustment, semiconductor industry slowing down investment.

Taiwan's Department of Statistics in charge of economic affairs said that the uncertainty of the global economic outlook has lengthened the adjustment time of industrial inventories, making industry investment tend to be conservative. However, it is worth noting that the increase in fixed asset purchases in Taiwan's chemical materials industry, petroleum and coal products industry showed a growth trend, mainly benefiting from the development of emerging application technologies, which promoted the expansion of factories and production lines in related industries.

In addition, the Taiwan Machinery Industry Association announced on the same day that Taiwan's machinery export value in August was US$8.25 billion, down 8.10% from the same period last year, and has been negative growth for 9 consecutive months; Taiwan's machine tool and component industry association announced that Taiwan's machine tool exports in August amounted to $13 million, down 8% from the same period last year. (End)