Sales in southern and central industrial parks hit record high

Annual sales generated by a cluster of technology industrial parks in central and southern Taiwan overseen by the Ministry of Economic Affairs hit a new high last year on strong global demand for high-tech gadgets, it said on Monday. the Ministry.

Data compiled by the Export Processing Zones Administration showed that revenue generated by park enterprises in Taichung, Kaohsiung and Pingtung County amounted to NT$465.6 billion ($16.69 billion). dollars), up 16% compared to 2020.

It was the first time companies operating in the parks had combined sales of more than NT$450 billion, the export agency said.

Park exports rose 16.4 percent from a year earlier to $16.68 billion, while imports rose 32.4 percent to $11.73 billion, it said. -He specifies.

The parks are Taichung Software Park (台中軟體園區), Tanzi Technology Industrial Park (潭子科技產業園區) in Taichung, Kaohsiung Software Park (高雄軟體園區), Nanzih Technology Industrial Park (楠梓科技產業園區, Kaohungsi) Chenggong Logistics Park (高雄成功物流園區), Cianjhen Technology Industrial Park (前鎮科技產業園區) in Kaohsiung, and Pingtung Technology Industrial Park (屏東科技產業園區).

Director-General of the Export Processing Zones Administration Yang Po-keng (楊伯耕) said Taiwan’s high-tech industry had benefited from strong demand for semiconductors, boosting shipments of parks last year.

In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has created more business for e-commerce and industrial information communication companies, giving their revenue an additional boost, Yang said.

In addition to record sales, the number of businesses operating in the parks rose to 715 last year, surpassing 700 for the first time, with more than 86,000 people employed, the most in two decades, data from the l export agency.

The parks would continue to grow as they attracted more investment in a wide range of areas, including 5G applications, the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT), and electronics. car, he said.

The agency has provided assistance to many companies seeking technological upgrades to smart production by leveraging 5G and (IA-IoT) know-how, which is expected to create around NT$400 million in business opportunities , did he declare.

Several parks, including Kaohsiung Software Park, Pingtung Technology Industrial Park and Nanzih Technology Industrial Park, will continue to develop and thus increase production, he said.

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