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Export orders continue losing streak

RAY OF LIGHT:Despite orders falling again amid smartphone market saturation and concern over the world economy, various factors may lift orders for the next six months

By Helen Ku  /  Staff reporter

According to the ministry’s survey of domestic manufacturers receiving export orders last month, 57 percent of them forecast orders would remain flattish this month from last month, while 20.1 percent expected the amount of orders would increase and 23 percent predicted falling orders this month.

The results of the survey also showed that local companies were expecting export orders for information and communications products and electronics to grow this month, while those for precision equipment would decrease.

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