The Estimation of Aggregate Statistics for Taiwan-Invested Enterprises in China: 1988-2008


Between 1988 and 2008, Taiwan-Invested enterprises (TIEs) contributed enormously to the economic development of China. However, the official statistics do not reflect the actual status of TIEs in China. Through literature compilation, statistical analysis and use of appropriate formula for estimation, the aggregate statistics of TIEs in China at the end of 2008 were estimated at: USD166.5billion Taiwanese direct investment in China; USD116.6 billion fixed asset investment of TIEs in China; USD1,965.3 billion cumulative international trade of TIEs in China; and 14.34 million people employed by TIEs in China.