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Taiwan science parks record revenues of over NT$800 billion for January-April
Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES, Taipei

Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$800.737 billion (US$25.84 billion) in January-April 2019, growing 0.76% on year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

HSP recorded January-April revenues of NT$332.589 billion, up 0.34% on year; STSP had NT$217.010 billion, down 12.79%; and CTSP posted NT$251.139 billion, up 17.11%.

The three parks' export value totaled NT$792.993 billion in January-May, increasing 20.07% on year, and their total import value reached NT$281.034 billion, decreasing 9.23%, MOST said.

As of the end of May, 994 firms had been approved to be stationed in the three parks and 856 of them had set up, were setting up or would set up factories there, MOST indicated. There were 276,882 employees in the three parks at the end of May: 153,634 in HSP, 74,023 in STSP and 49,225 in CTSP.

MOST: Science parks' revenues by industry, Jan-Apr 2019 (NT$b)

Category of industries

HSP

STSP

CTSP

Total

Y/Y

IC

232.231

126.504

186.346

545.081

1.06%

Optoelectronics

37.815

70.932

51.728

160.475

(10.12%)

Computers & peripherals

19.772

0.553

1.075

21.401

65.68%

Networking & communication

17.352

1.535

0.020

18.907

52.13%

Precision machinery

19.037

13.601

9.014

41.652

4.11%

Biotechnology

3.976

2.984

2.260

9.220

19.08%

Others

2.405

0.900

0.696

4.001

6.85%

Source: MOST, compiled by Digitimes, June 2019

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