Just Published: "Taiwan Freight Transport Report Q4 2015"

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Sep 28 2015

Over 2015, the outperforming freight mode in terms of year-on-year ( y-o-y ) tonnage growth is set to be the air freight sector with annual gains of 4.08% pencilled in for the year. The other modes are set to struggle to top 1% y-o-y growth this year, but this will still represent an improvement year-on-year for both road and rail. Growth in Q1 2015 was fuelled by both export and private consumption growth, which largely outweighed the collapse in both government consumption and gross fixed capital formation, proving positive for the country's freight modes.

Taiwan's Q1 2015 real GDP grew by 3.5% year-on-year (y-o-y), picking up slightly from 3.3% in Q4 2014. We maintain our real GDP growth forecast of 3.5% for 2015 amid a fairly positive domestic outlook, but note that a challenging external environment will continue to present headwinds to Taiwanese exports over the short term. We do caution, however, that any resumption in cross-strait political tensions is likely to have rapid and negative consequences for the Taiwanese freight mix.

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Taiwan relies on its road freight network above all others and in 2015 we expect this mode to perform modestly with annual growth of 0.97% pencilled in to reach 654.65mn tonnes - this has been revised downwards from last quarter with an improving domestic demand picture being offset by external headwinds, such as growing competition from regional peer South Korea as a trade partner to China. This follows two volatile years, with a big contraction of 15.62% registered in 2013, followed by large growth of 16.48% in 2014. Road freight's dominance in Taiwan's freight transport mix has developed due to the country's relatively dense road network, with the Taiwan's roads stretching for 41,475km, compared with its rail freight network, which extends for just 1,580km.

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.

BMI Research'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.

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* 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.

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