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Taiwan Freight Transport Report

Published 13 October 2014

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Taiwan Freight Transport Report

Despite Taiwan's better than expected Q2 2014 GDP growth figures on the back of strong export orders and increased domestic investment, we maintain our 2014 GDP forecast at 3.1%. We expect growth to pick up to 4.1% in 2015, but note that structural headwinds will continue to hold the economy back.  

Taiwanese real GDP growth came in at 3.8% in Q2 2014, with growth being fuelled by both rising exports and domestic demand. Despite the recent surge, we maintain our forecast for Taiwan's GDP to grow 3.1% in 2014, as we believe that renewed weakness in Chinese economic activity in H2 2014 will weigh on Taiwanese growth. Meanwhile, domestically, waning credit growth may be signalling an impending slowdown in domestic demand.

Recent indicators show that the growth momentum has picked up in the last six months. Industrial production grew 8.6% year-on-year (y-o-y) in June 2014, led by electronics and manufacturing, both of which are mainstays of the Taiwanese economy. The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) has also risen sharply ahead of the annual global tech cycle that tends to occur in Q3/4 due to seasonal factors. We believe that this rise is due to increases in cyclical demand from both the US and China, Taiwan's two major trade partners. Export orders, a leading indicator of future economic growth and external demand have also increased, rising to 10.6% y-o-y in June 2014 from 4.7% y-o-y in May 2014.

We have pencilled in a fairly mundane short-term growth forecast for all of Taiwan's freight sectors, except road freight, which is set to excel in 2014. Leading the way in terms of y-o-y growth will indeed be road freight (16.46%), while the poorest performing mode will be rail freight at 1.50% growth this year. Both of the country's main ports will also see negligible growth this year.

Headline Industry Data  

  • 2014 air freight tonnage is expected to grow by 2.50% to 1.146mn tonnes.

  • 2014 rail freight is forecast to rise by 1.50% to 11.334mn tonnes.

  • 2014 road...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
10
Freight Transport
10
Political
12
Economic
13
Business Environment
14
Industry Forecast
15
Road Reliant
18
Table: Road Freight (Taiwan 2011-2018)
19
Rail
19
Table: Rail Freight (Taiwan 2011-2018)
20
Air
20
Table: Air Freight (Taiwan 2011-2018)
20
Maritime
21
Table: Maritime Freight (Taiwan 2011-2018)
22
Trade
22
Table: Trade Overview (Taiwan 2011-2018)
22
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Taiwan 2011-2018)
23
Market Overview
25
Industry Trends And Developments
29
Multimodal
29
Air
29
Company Profile
33
China Airlines Cargo (CAC)
33
EVA Air Cargo
35
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation
37
Wan Hai Lines
40
Cheng Lie Navigation Company (CNC Line)
43
Political Outlook
46
Foreign Policy
46
Protests May Catalyse Widening KMT Divide
46
Rescinding Agreement May Entail Adverse Long-Term Economic Ramifications
48
Table: TAIWAN POLITICAL OVERVIEW
48
Long-Term Political Outlook
49
Oil Price Outlook
55
Diesel
55
Table: BMI Crude Oil And Diesel Price Forecast (USD/bbl)
55
New York's One-Off Heat Up
55
NY: Short-Term Diesel Price Support Expected
58
Rotterdam: Green Policies Drive Diesel Forward
62
Singapore: Diesel Support With Power Risks
64
Risks To Outlook
68
Jet Fuel
69
Table: BMI Crude Oil & Jet Fuel Price Forecast, USD/bbl
69
Better Outlook Tames Price Fall
69
Table: Total Air Freight And Passenger Volume Growth
71
Risks To Outlook
74
Bunker Fuel
75
Table: BMI Crude Oil & Bunker Fuel Price Forecast (USD/bbl)
75
The Storm Clears For Shipping
76
(Slightly) Better Times For Bunker Prices
78
Long-Term Threats Linger
79
Pressing Rotterdam & New York Harder
81
Risks To Outlook
82
Macroeconomic Forecasts
83
Table: Economic Activity (Taiwan 2009-2018)
85
Demographic Forecast
86
Table: Taiwan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
87
Table: Taiwan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% Of Total)
88
Table: Taiwan's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
89
Methodology
90
Industry Forecast Methodology
90
Sector-Specific Methodology
91
Sources
92

The Taiwan Freight Transport Report has been researched at source, and features latest-available data covering commercial transport and logistics by road, rail, air and water; industry forecasts, company rankings covering leading national and multinational operators; and analysis of latest industry trends, opportunities, projects and regulatory changes.

Business Monitor International (BMI)'s Taiwan Freight Transport Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Taiwanese freight transport and logistics industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent freight transport industry forecasts on Taiwan to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the strategic freight transport market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Taiwanese freight transport sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Taiwan.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs, and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering freight transport and logistics, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the freight sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

Industry Trends And Developments

Analysis of latest projects across the freight transport sector (road, rail, air, sea and logistics) including market overview which provides an outline of the key elements driving development.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series and forecasts to end-2018 for all key industry and macroeconomic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:

Transport Sector: Sector Value (US$bn); sector real growth (%); employment (`000); total freight carried by road, rail, inland waterways, maritime, air and pipeline (mn tonnes-km/mn tonnes)

Trade: Exports and imports (US$mn) by category of goods (manufactured goods, food, chemicals etc.); top-5 import and export trade partners (US$mn); imports/exports to each global region (US$mn)

Port Data: Throughput (`000 tonnes) and container throughput (TEU) for all major ports in the state

Oil Products Prices: Price forecasts for gasoline and aviation fuel (US$/bbl) at all major global energy trading hubs

Economic Indicators: Nominal GDP (US$bn); real GDP growth (%); GDP per capita (US$); industrial production (%); unemployment (%)

Market Overview

Details of the freight infrastructure in each state by segment (road, rail, air, water and pipelines). Full analysis of the competitive landscape within each segment.

Political Outlook

The freight reports contain a chapter detailing the political outlook of a given region, examining the domestic politics, long-term outlook and foreign policy, and assessing the impact this could have on freight and transport businesses.

Company Profiles

Examines the short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

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