Taiwan Market Overview


23.4 million

GDP (2021)

USD 789.5 billion

GDP Growth


Source: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Taiwan Trade and Economic Fact Sheet (https://www.dfat.gov.au/sites/default/files/taiw-cef.pdf)

Taiwan Imports

The following information is a snapshot in time to give you a general overview of Taiwan’s top importing products. This information is sourced from FAO Globefish market profile for Taiwan (2020). Some of this information may change from time to time, therefore we encourage you to go directly to FAO Globefish for the most up-to-date information.

Imports – Top 10 Products (Value)


Shrimps, prawns

(HS 0306.17)

USD 327 959 740


Flours, meals, pellets. Unfit for human consumption

from fish or aquatic invertebrates
(HS 2301.20)

USD 181 505 890


Atlantic, Danube salmon

fresh or chilled; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0302.89)

USD 169 341 000


Squid, cuttlefish

(HS 0307.43)

USD 132 952 560


Fish, other than species in 0304

frozen meat; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0304.99)

USD 71 727 110



(HS 0307.22)

USD 64 248 640



frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.31)

USD 56 647 960


Fish, other than species in 0303

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes

(HS 0303.89)

USD 46 145 020


Atlantic, Danube salmon

frozen; excluding fillets, livers and roes
(HS 0303.13)

USD 39 783 300


Fish, other than species in 0304

frozen fillets
(HS 0304.89)

USD 32 537 010

Source: FAO Globefish Market Profile for Taiwan- 2020 (https://www.fao.org/in-action/globefish/countries/en/

Globefish provides information and analysis for global trade in fish and fish products. Search for information about the size of the market, the top imported product and formats as well as other important market information.  The information here is a snapshot from 2020 – check the link for more recent information.

FRDC Trade Database
Australian Exports to Taiwan

This database provides a wealth of seafood exporting and importing information with the ability to look at seafood production and trade data.
The database allows you to filter the data by year, export market destination and species. You also have the option to look at the data by seafood trade value or volume.

The FRDC database sources information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Find seafood production and trade data for your products and markets

Seafood Specific Information

Micor Importing Requirements

Micor (Fish) sets out the know importing country requirements, which differ from or are additional to Australian export conditions and which must be met to gain market access.

Seafood Export Program Report

The latest summary report from the Australian Government on registrations, export shipments and markets, exports by product, and exports.

Taiwan Imported Lobster Market

Abalone in Taiwan

Generic information about exporting to Taiwan

Austrade Export Market Profile 

To view a market profile that outlines information on doing business with Taiwan, news and insights, events, and information about visiting Taiwan.

DFAT Taiwan Brief

Information about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations.

Relevant Thailand Based Authorities

Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine Council of Agriculture

Bureau of Foreign Trade

Taiwan Food and Drug Administration

Ministry of Economic Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Taxation Administration