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Taiwan Freight Transport Report

Published 02 April 2014

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Taiwan Freight Transport Report

Taiwan's economy slowed in Q1 20 14 likely on the back of a moderating expansion in private consumption and exports , which informs our freight forecasts for the year . While we remain fairly constructive on Taiwan's trade prospects in the near term, we do not believe that recovering demand in the US and Europe will be able to overcome the drag from China's slowing economy, which will inadvertently weigh on the island's economy given its heavy reliance on the mainland. We therefore are happy to maintain our below-consensus (3.2%) real GDP growth forecast of 3.0%.

On the back of moderating growth in private consumption and exports, Taiwan's economy slowed in Q1 2014, according to the country's statistical agency. On a seasonally-adjusted basis, real GDP growth during the period decelerated to 0.3% quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) from 1.8% in Q4 2013. In the absence of a breakdown in aggregate demand components, we are unable to ascertain the main drivers of growth in the last quarter. However, the main drag on growth is likely to have stemmed from a fairly restrained expansion in Taiwanese exports. To be sure, exports in the first three months of 2014 rose just 1.0% year-on-year (y-o-y), compared to 2.5% during the same period in 2013. Meanwhile, imports contracted 1.8% following an expansion of 4.8% in Q113, which would suggest that private consumption is unlikely to have fared well in the last quarter.

Taiwan registered a 6.2% y-o-y rise in outbound shipments to USD26.6bn in April, according to a monthly report published by the finance ministry on May 7 (Taipei Times). The rise, recorded for the third consecutive month, was driven by growing demand for electronic and semiconductor products manufactured in the country. During the month, electronic products' shipments grew 14.7% y-o-y to USD8.16bn, while outbound shipments of several non-electronic sectors, like chemicals showed steady growth. Shipments to the US and China and Hong Kong registered a rise of 6.9% and...

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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