I. Mainland-Taiwan Trade
The mainland-Taiwan trade volume in January-September 2017 amounted to US$141.35 billion, with a decrease of 11.1% year on year, accounting for 4.8% of the mainland's total foreign trade volume. The mainland's export to Taiwan was US$31.56 billion, up 8.8% year on year, and its import from Taiwan was US$109.78 billion, up 11.8% year on year. The trade deficit was US$ 78.22 billion. Taiwan is the 7th largest trade partner and the 6th largest export market of the mainland.
In September 2017, the mainland-Taiwan trade volume was US$20.05 billion, up 17.7% year on year and up 13.9% month on month. The mainland's export to Taiwan was US$4.08 billion, up 19.7% year on year and up 9.1% month on month; while its import from Taiwan was US$15.95 billion, up 18.0% year on year and up 14.9% month on month.
II. Investment from Taiwan
In January-September, a total of 2,651Taiwan-invested projects were approved in the mainland, down 2.4% year on year, and the actually utilized Taiwan capital was US$ 1.41 billion, down 9.0% year on year. The actually utilized Taiwan capital would be US$ 3.83 billion if including the investment via the third country or region through free ports like British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Samoa, Mauritius and Barbados, up 37.0% year on year. Taiwan is the second largest source of foreign investment of the mainland, and the mainland is Taiwan’s largest investment destination outside the island itself.
By the end of September 2017, 101,466 Taiwan-invested projects were approved in the mainland, and the actually utilized Taiwan capital was US$ 66.07 billion, accounting for 3.6% of the total utilized investment of the mainland from overseas.