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The Status and an Evaluation of the Electronics Industry in Taiwan

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  • Gee San
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    Taiwan’s information technology industry has experienced phenomenal growth in the last decade, and it is currently ranked among the largest in the world. The growth has been overwhelmingly export-oriented, with microcomputers and computer monitors leading in terms of both growth and production shares. The island also has a very large production of electronic parts and components. Taiwan’s exports of these information technology products still consists of items with low average unit value, though in the case of monitors its exports have rapidly converged to the world average. The share of exports concentrated in the 20 leading firms has declined steeply over the last decade, reflecting the dynamism of the small- and medium-scale firm sector. Likewise the share of foreign invested firms in exports has fallen significantly, indicating the relative strength of domestic firms. The degree of concentration of information product exports on the US market has also fallen, reflecting ... Le secteur des techniques de l’information a connu à Taïwan une croissance exceptionnelle au cours de la dernière décennie, au point qu’on le considère aujourd’hui comme l’un des premiers du monde. Massivement orienté vers l’exportation, il repose sur deux produits principaux - les micro-ordinateurs et les moniteurs d’ordinateurs -, au premier rang en termes de croissance et de parts de production. Eléments et composants électroniques font également l’objet d’une importante production. Ce type d’exportations taïwanaises reste caractérisé par sa faible valeur unitaire moyenne, sauf en ce qui concerne les moniteurs, qui ont rapidement atteint la moyenne mondiale. La part des exportations des vingt sociétés dominantes a fortement diminué pendant la dernière décennie, témoignant du dynamisme du secteur des petites et moyennes entreprises. De même, la chute, dans ces exportations, de la part des sociétés à capitaux étrangers constitue un bon indicateur de la puissance relative des ...

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    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Development Centre Working Papers with number 29.

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    Date of creation: 01 Oct 1990
    Handle: RePEc:oec:devaaa:29-en
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