Taiwan's export orders dropped 3 percent from a year earlier to USD 40.53 billion in July 2019, following a 4.5 percent fall in the previous month and compared with market consensus of a 5.9 percent decline. Demand decreased for electronic products (-1.3 percent), basic metals (-16.1 percent), machinery (-19.7 percent), textiles (-1.5 percent), plastics and rubber (-7.4 percent), chemicals (-5.3 percent), optical, photographic, cinematographic apparatus (-8.8 percent), and information & communication products (-3.2 percent). Meanwhile, orders rose for transport equipment (11 percent), electrical machinery products (1.6 percent), and mineral products (9.7 percent). Among major trade partners, exports orders went down from China & Hong Kong (-6.3 percent), ASEAN (-8.1 percent), Europe (-1.8 percent), the US (-1.6 percent), but increased from Japan (-0.7 percent). New Orders in Taiwan averaged 18867.62 USD Million from 1984 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 48986 USD Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 2278 USD Million in February of 1985.