Paid Members Public The East Asia Economist Since the pandemic began, productivity has probably increased more quickly in Taiwan than any other major economy. As a result, Taiwan isn't facing the higher inflation and rates being experienced elsewhere. Taiwan's competitiveness instead reinforces structural trends for a stronger TWD. Paid Members Public Region – foreign trade Foreign trade data releases from Japan, Taiwan, and Korea today aren't entirely consistent, but it does look like exports are no longer growing, with signs of a slowdown in demand from the US beginning to appear. Paid Members Public Region - March/April exports External momentum has softened in recent months, but the downturn hasn't yet become very sharp. Data this week from across different economies suggests that there's no change yet in this picture.