Taiwanese manufacturers are still growing rapidly, the latest export statistics
suggest, despite COVID-19 setbacks. Taiwan has performed exceptionally well during the pandemic because of the booming overseas demand for Taiwan-made goods. In January, export orders totaled to $52.72 billion, a record since February 2010.
In particular, manufacturers and companies of fitness-equipment, games, healthcare products, and online-streaming have found a unique niche
during this time.
Since the start of the pandemic, Taiwantrade
, the biggest B2B portal site of Taiwan, has launched easy-to-navigate, COVID-19 related online showcases for foreign buyers to quickly source quality products from Taiwan. The move has helped Taiwanese manufacturers, especially SMBs, gain greater visibility and trust during this global health crisis.
Taiwantrade’s Virtual Showcases Boast Growth of 658% in 2020
Reflecting Taiwan’s quick response to COVID, Taiwantrade
promptly rose to action and put together two on-demand showcase web-exhibitions: Anti-Epidemic Showcase and Stay-At-Home Economy Showcase.
Taiwantrade’s virtual spotlights on anti-epidemic products and home goods have been a great success. The e-commerce platform has documented incredible growth in 2020. From 2019 to 2020, the home goods platform grew by 28%. Truly rising to the occasion, the anti-epidemic exhibit saw a significant increase of 658%.
The spread of coronavirus may be slowed by vaccines for now, but not for the digital economy transformation that has since taken us by storm. This explains the ever-increasing demand for Taiwan-made home goods featured on the Stay-At-Home Economy Showcase Page
The e-commerce’s ‘Stay-At-Home Economy’ portal boosted top sales in 2020 with five products: laptop computers, computer hard drives, exercise and yoga mats, air purifiers, and health supplements.
These trends line up with the new lifestyle changes brought on by COVID since stay-at-home orders have caused many to upgrade their computer hardware to support working from home and the pandemic has increased awareness for health, exercise, and personal care.
In 2020, the top three products from the Anti-Epidemic showcase
were medical face masks, surgical gloves, and forehead thermometers. Meanwhile, the three most popular products from the home goods exhibition included laptops, fitness equipment and air purifiers. The United States, India, and the Philippines were the countries that placed the most orders.
has provided solutions and high-quality products to the world while also supporting local manufacturers.
Continued Growth Expected for Sales in Medical Equipment and Health Products in 2021
From January through March of 2021, Taiwantrade
has already seen continued growth and predicts steady sales during the rest of the year of medical products such as face masks, medical gloves, injection supplies, protective gowns and hair coverings, and clinical diagnostic tools like thermometers and diagnostic reagents.
Food products like canned goods, pre-prepared meals, and health supplements are also expected to see an increase in orders. Forecasted trending consumer electronic products for this year are graphic cards and video game accessories.
Overall, with their long history in providing excellent solutions, Taiwan’s tech, medical, electronic, and auto manufacturing industries have a positive business trajectory especially as electronics and 5G become more prevalent and advanced. For every target industry, Taiwantrade
will continue to spotlight the best products for easy product-sourcing.
Home to over 70,000 excellent Taiwanese suppliers and 660,000 product catalogs, Taiwantrade.com provides customized sourcing services that enable global users to connect with Taiwan's leading industries. Founded in 2002, Taiwantrade.com is operated by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the foremost trade promoting organization of Taiwan.
Founded in 1970, TAITRA is sponsored by the government and industry organizations to promote Taiwan's trade with the world. TAITRA is headquartered in Taipei and operates 63 offices globally.
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