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Export orders hit record high of US$29.72 billion

AFP , TAIPEI

Export orders rose last month to a record high of US$29.72 billion from the US$28.70 billion registered in June, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said.

The figure represents a 23.49 percent increase from the same month a year earlier, compared with a 15.19 percent year-on-year rise for the preceding month, the ministry said.

In the first seven months of the year, Taiwan took in export orders worth US$189.29 billion, up 14.32 percent from the same period a year ago.

Separately, industrial output last month was up 4.72 percent from June and up 13.0 percent year-on-year, the ministry said.

For the first seven months of the year, the industrial output index rose 4.83 percent.

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