The value of Taiwan’s exports grew 8.6 percent year-on-year last month to US$26.48 billion, as shipments of electronic products and minerals rose 10.9 percent and 39.4 percent respectively, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Exports of electronics were valued at US$7.6 billion, the third-highest amount ever recorded in a single month.
The June figures helped boost half-yearly 2013 totals, which rose by 2.4 percent compared to a year earlier. The ministry said stable demand from Asia propelled export growth in the first six months of 2013 in the face of 1.3 and 8.8 percent drops in the U.S. and European markets.
Taiwan recorded a trade surplus of US$3.25 billion in June, after imports expanded 6.8 percent year-on-year to US$23.23 billion.