Macro-economic Data

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A. Demography and Macroeconomy

A.1 Population
VariableEnd of 2017End of 2016End of 2015SourcesVar ID
Total population23.57 million23.53 million23.49 millionA.1.1
Total number of households7.69 million7.66 million7.58 million
National Statistics
A.1.2
Average household size3.073.073.10A.1.3
Urban population (% of total)79.9% of total 76.9% of totalA.1.4
A.2 Economy
VariableEnd of 2017End of 2016End of 2015SourcesVar ID
GDP, current prices (U.S. dollars)579,302 USD (millions)530,608 USD (millions)525,601 USD (millions)
WEO
A.2.1
GDP based on PPP valuation of country GDP (Current international dollar)1,185,480 USD (millions)1,132,920 USD (millions)1,103,089 USD (millions)
WEO
A.2.2
GDP per capita, current prices (U.S. dollars)24,576.67 USD 22,540.89 USD 22,373.56 USD
WEO
A.2.3
GDP based on PPP per capita GDP (Current international dollar)50,293.54 USD 47,811.58 USD 46,783 USD
WEO
A.2.4
GDP, constant prices (Percent change)2.79%1.41%.81%
WEO
A.2.5
Inflation, end of period consumer prices (Percent change)1.21%1.69%.14%
WEO
A.2.6
GDP, deflator (Index)108.07108.04107.13
WEO
A.2.7
GINI Index  Not available
 
A.2.9
Median national annual household income28,943.4 USD 26,545.77 USD 26,225.49 USD A.2.10
Growth in urban household income (%/year)A.2.13
Employment (% of total laborforce)A.2.14
Unemployed3.76%4%3.78%A.2.14.3
Interest Rates:A.2.15
Central bank lending/discount rate1.38%1.37%1.62%
Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
A.2.15.1
Yield on 3 months treasury bills  .5%
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A.2.15.2
Yield on 10-year Government bond  1.6%A.2.15.3
Average bank deposit rate 1.07%1.21%
Country Editor/ Central Bank
A.2.15.4
Lending rate 2.61%2.82%
Country Editor / Central Bank
A.2.15.5
B. Housing Market
B.1 Housing Stock: Production, Transactions
VariableEnd of 2017End of 2016End of 2015SourcesVar ID
Number of dwelling units:B.1.1
Total8.69 million8.6 million8.12 million
Country Editor
B.1.1.1
Percentage of vacant units.99% of total10% of total19.21% of total
Country Editor
B.1.2
Characteristics of housing stock:B.1.3
Average dwelling unit size-existing146.55 sq.mt145.42 sq.mt145.75 sq.mt
Country Editor
B.1.3.1
% of substandard dwelling units  .45% of totalB.1.3.2
Tenure in urban areas (%):B.1.4
Owner-occupied units85.36% of total84.23% of total84.43% of total
Country Editor
B.1.4.1
Private rental units7.69% of total8.3% of total 
Country Editor
B.1.4.3
Public / social rental units  1% of totalB.1.4.4
Estimated Number of units completed/yearB.1.5
Number of recorded urban housing transactions/year266086367730290000
Central Bank (CBC - Taiwan)
B.1.6
B.2 Housing Prices and Cost for Urban Areas or Capital City
VariableEnd of 2017End of 2016End of 2015SourcesVar ID
Median urban house price in USD:B.2.1
Median house price to median annual HH income:B.2.2
Urban9.169.238.51
Central Bank (CBC - Taiwan)
B.2.2.1
Capital city1515.1815.75
Central Bank (CBC - Taiwan)
B.2.2.2
Annual average % change in median house prices:B.2.3
Yearly Rate .46%.53%
Central Bank (CBC - Taiwan)
B.2.3.1
M2 construction cost for median quality houseB.2.4


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Notes: <1%
Notes: 1 ping = 3.305 sq.mt
Notes: 7.69
Notes: Building tax - annual tax of 1.2-2% of current value for residential properties Land value tax - land for residential use is taxed at a flat rate of 0.2%
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Deed tax is applied on any transfer of a title, paid by the purchaser of the property. Exempt when LVIT applied (see capital gains tax comment). Current form of deed tax has been around since 1952.
Notes: Gains on sales of property are subject to the nation's progressive income tax Gains on sales of land are taxed under Land Value Increment Tax (LVIT) which varies from 20-40%
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: LTV ratio capped at 60% in June 2010 until significant amendment in August 2015 exempted certain metro areas. March 2016 the entire LTV cap was repealed. LTV ratio cap on very high value properties of 50% implemented in June 2010 changed to 60% in 2015--left unchanged in 2016.
Notes: Many of the constraints were repealed in 2015 but a few remain in place, especially those regarding high-value property
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market according to IMF report since 2008.
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market according to IMF report since 2008.
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market according to IMF report since 2008.
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market according to IMF report since 2008.
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market according to IMF report since 2008.
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market according to IMF report since 2008.
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market according to IMF report since 2008.
Notes: Specific share of mortgage lending by commercial banks and state-owned commercial banks is unavailable, but both have been active lenders in the mortgage market according to IMF report since 2008.
Notes: Total dwelling units not made of steel, concrete, or brick, i.e. made of wood, bamboo, and stone.