Taiwan by numbers

The “kingdom of screws” boasts over 60 years of fastener manufacturing history. TAITRA takes us through some vital statistics…

Approximately 1,600 companies in Taiwan’s fastener industry.

Export value:

$4.31 billion

Export volume:

1.48 million tons

Major clusters:

30% in northern Taiwan 20-30% in middle of Taiwan 40-50% in southern Taiwan

Taiwan’s top export markets

1. USA 40.6% 2. Germany 9.1% (Europe 22.5%) 3. Japan 5.6% 4. The Netherlands 5.3% 5. The UK 4.0% 6. Canada 3.4% 7. China 2.6% 8. Mexico 2.3% 9. Sweden 2.2% 10. Italy 1.9% 11. Others 23.1%

Fasteners make up approx. 1.3% of Taiwan’s total exports.


Founded in 1970, TAITRA is a non-profit trade promotion organisation. Headquartered in Taipei, TAITRA has a team of 1,300 specialists and operates five local offices in Taiwan and 63 branches worldwide.

TAITRA organise Fastener Taiwan, scheduled to run from 1-3 September 2021 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, as well as regular fastener industry procurement meetings.

The Taiwan Trade Centre London, TAITRA’s Northern European office, offers free sourcing services for local companies. Based on a buyer's requirements, the team can prepare a list of suitable Taiwanese suppliers and arrange online meetings with those they are interested in connecting with. You can visit the Taiwan Trade Centre London website now to submit a sourcing enquiry and check them out on social media for the latest updates about Fastener Taiwan and other related sourcing events.

There’s more on Taiwan’s fastener industry in our April printed magazine. Don’t get a copy?