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**The real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.76% on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualized basis(saar), and contracted by 0.84% on a year-on-year basis(yoy) in 2016Q1, according to the advance estimate by DGBAS.**

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Total employment in March 2016 was 11,237,000, which increased by 6,000(+0.05%) and 75,000 (+0.67%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.

The unemployment rate decreased by 0.06 percentage points to 3.89 percent in March 2016, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also decreased by 0.02 percentage points to 3.92 percent. The number of unemployed persons was 455,000 in March 2016, which decreased by 7,000(-1.64%) but increased by 24,000(+5.56%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.

Labor force participation rate was 58.64 percent in March 2016, a decrease of 0.02 percentage points but an increase of 0.09 percentage points from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.

- Table 1. Important Indicators Based on Manpower Survey Results (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 2. Important Results of Manpower Survey in Seasonally Adjusted Series (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 3. Labor Force Participation Rate by Educational Attainment (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 4. Labor Force Participation Rate by Age (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 5. Employed Persons by Industry (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 6. Employed Persons by Occupation (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 7. Employed Persons by Class of Worker (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 8. Unemployed Persons, by Reason Why in Unemployment (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 9. Unemployment Rate by Educational Attainment (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table10. Unemployment Rate by age (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table11. Persons Not in the Labor Force by Reason Why Not (EXCEL) (ODS)

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The CPI in March 2016 was 104.46 (2011=100) which decreased 0.63% from the preceding month and went up 2.00% compared with the same month of 2015. The WPI was 84.42 (2011=100) which decreased 0.14% from the preceding month and moved down 4.94% compared with the same month of 2015.

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Table1 The Changes of Consumer Price Indices (EXCEL)(ODF)

Table2 The Changes of Wholesale Price Indices (EXCEL) (ODF)

Table3 The Changes of Import Price Indices (EXCEL) (ODF)

Table4 The Changes of Export Price Indices (EXCEL) (ODF)

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Total employment in February 2016 was 11,231,000, which decreased by 13,000(-0.12%) but increased by 71,000 (+0.63%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.

The unemployment rate increased by 0.08 percentage points to 3.95 percent in February 2016, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also increased by 0.03 percentage points to 3.94 percent. The number of unemployed persons was 462,000 in February 2016, which increased by 9,000(+2.04%) and 34,000(+8.02%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.

Labor force participation rate was 58.66 percent in February 2016, a decrease of 0.04 percentage points but an increase of 0.10 percentage points from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.

- Table 1. Important Indicators Based on Manpower Survey Results (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 2. Important Results of Manpower Survey in Seasonally Adjusted Series (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 3. Labor Force Participation Rate by Educational Attainment (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 4. Labor Force Participation Rate by Age (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 5. Employed Persons by Industry (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 6. Employed Persons by Occupation (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 7. Employed Persons by Class of Worker (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 8. Unemployed Persons, by Reason Why in Unemployment (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 9. Unemployment Rate by Educational Attainment (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table10. Unemployment Rate by age (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table11. Persons Not in the Labor Force by Reason Why Not (EXCEL) (ODS)

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The CPI in February 2016 was 105.11 (2011=100) which increased 1.94% from the preceding month and went up 2.40% compared with the same month of 2015. The WPI was 84.65 (2011=100) which decreased 0.25% from the preceding month and moved down 4.79% compared with the same month of 2015.

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Table1 The Changes of Consumer Price Indices (EXCEL)(ODF)

Table2 The Changes of Wholesale Price Indices (EXCEL) (ODF)

Table3 The Changes of Import Price Indices (EXCEL) (ODF)

Table4 The Changes of Export Price Indices (EXCEL) (ODF)

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Total employment in January 2016 was 11,244,000, which increased by 2,000(+0.02%) and 85,000 (+0.76%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.

The unemployment rate remained the same at 3.87 percent in January 2016, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.03 percentage points to 3.91 percent. The number of unemployed persons was 453,000 in January 2016, which remained the same as the previous month but increased by 23,000(+5.39%) from that of the previous year.

Labor force participation rate was 58.70 percent in January 2016, a decrease of 0.02 percentage points but an increase of 0.10 percentage points from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.

- Table 1. Important Indicators Based on Manpower Survey Results (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 2. Important Results of Manpower Survey in Seasonally Adjusted Series (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 3. Labor Force Participation Rate by Educational Attainment (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 4. Labor Force Participation Rate by Age (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 5. Employed Persons by Industry (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 6. Employed Persons by Occupation (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 7. Employed Persons by Class of Worker (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 8. Unemployed Persons, by Reason Why in Unemployment (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table 9. Unemployment Rate by Educational Attainment (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table10. Unemployment Rate by age (EXCEL) (ODS)
- Table11. Persons Not in the Labor Force by Reason Why Not (EXCEL) (ODS)

Contact Information : Economic Forecast Section, Department of Statistics, Directorate General of Budget, Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS)

Tel : 886-2-2380-3487

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**February 17, 2016 According to the latest preliminary estimation by DGBAS, Taiwan's real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 0.52% in 2015Q4, compared to the same quarter of the previous year. On a quarter - on quarter seasonally – adjusted annualized basis, the economy grew by 2.18%, ending two consecutive quarters of contraction. For the whole 2015, the economic growth rate was 0.75%, the lowest growth since the financial crisis. Meanwhile, the GDP is projected to grow by 1.47% in 2016.**

**Preliminary Estimation of GDP in 2015Q4 and 2015**

The continuing slump of exports brought Taiwan's real GDP 0.52% contraction in 2015Q4. Meanwhile, the economic growth rate of 2015Q3 was revised to -0.80% (formerly -0.63%). For 2015 as a whole, real GDP grew by 0.75% and CPI lowered 0.31%.

**Outlook for 2016**

In 2016, the weak global economy will restrain Taiwan's export momentum. Coupling with the fragile domestic demand, real GDP will only grow by 1.47% in 2016. CPI will increase by 0.69%.

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- Table 1-1 Gross Domestic Product and Economic Growth Rate (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 1-2 GDP、GNI and NI (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 2 Changes in Prices (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 3-1 Expenditures on Gross Domestic Product : At Current Prices (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 3-2 Expenditures on Gross Domestic Product : Composition at Current Prices (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 3-3 Expenditures on Gross Domestic Product : Growth Rates In Chained Volume Indexes(yoy) (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 3-4 Expenditures on Gross Domestic Product : Contributions to Economic Growth Rate(yoy) (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 4-1 Gross Domestic Product by Kind of Activity : At Current Prices (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 4-2 Gross Domestic Product by Kind of Activity : Composition at Current Prices (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 4-3 Gross Domestic Product by Kind of Activity : Growth Rates In Chained Volume Indexes(yoy) (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 4-4 Gross Domestic Product by Kind of Activity : Contributions to Economic Growth Rate (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 5 Gross National Savings and Gross Domestic Investment (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 6 Exports and Imports (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 7-1 Expenditures on GDP, Seasonally Adjusted : Chained dollars (Reference year = 2011) (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 7-2 Expenditures on GDP, Seasonally Adjusted : Growth Rates (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 8 Indicators for Private Final Consumption Expenditure (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 9 Indicators for Private Gross Fixed Capital Formation (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 10 Major Indicators of Consumer Banking (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 11 Economic Growth Rates of Major Countries (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 12 The Changes of Consumer Price Indices for Major Countries (EXCEL) (ODF)
- Table 13 Summary of Earning and Productivity Statistics in Taiwan Area (EXCEL) (ODF)