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International Rankings of Taiwan - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Taiwan, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Taiwan, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 29 25 2019
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 33 5.831 million 2019
Internet users - percent of population 15 90 % 2021
Internet users - total 42 21.600 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 17 43 2023
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 20 10.000 million 2023
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 35 128 2023
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 49 30.000 million 2023
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 38 2.3 % of household expenditures 2018
Average household expenditures - on food 73 14.7 % of household expenditures 2018
Budget - expenditures 36 105.833 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 39 94.943 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 31 0.1 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 11 65.173 billion US Dollars 2019
Debt - external 44 189.684 billion US Dollars 2019
Exports 24 388.490 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP (official exchange rate) 23 611.391 billion US Dollars 2019
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 34 65.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 92 14.1 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 140 53 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 117 52.6 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 84 20.5 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 58 0.2 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 133 1.8 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 38 36 % of GDP 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 92 62.1 % of GDP 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 86 33.6 % 2014
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 16 40.3 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2010
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 8 6.4 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2010
Imports 25 308.744 billion US Dollars 2019
Industrial production growth rate 101 3.9 % 2017
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 172 0.5 % 2019
Labor force 53 11.498 million US Dollars 2020
Population below poverty line 155 1.5 % 2012
Public debt 142 35.7 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 25 1.143 trillion US Dollars 2019
Real GDP growth rate 136 2.71 % 2019
Real GDP per capita 30 47800 US Dollars 2019
Remittances 163 N/A 2024
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 11 456.700 billion US Dollars 2017
Taxes and other revenues 126 16 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 167 3.73 % 2019
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 205 N/A % 2024
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 155 N/A % 2024
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 159 N/A % 2024
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 16 141.445 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 37 45.554 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 29 92.207 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 15 67.985 million metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 39 118000 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 5 63.523 million metric tons 2020
Coal - production 34 5.955 million metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 74 1.000 million metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 15 269.570 billion kWh 2020
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2020
Electricity - imports 117 0 kWh 2020
Electricity - installed generating capacity 23 57.738 million kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 36 9.484 billion kWh 2020
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 45 1.3 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 55 82.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 122 2.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 20 11.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 49 2.2 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 64 0.9 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 32 160.669 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 35 22.002 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 16 22.173 billion cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - production 77 150.589 million cubic meters 2019
Natural gas - proven reserves 78 6.230 billion cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 14 886200 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 84 2.400 million bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 21 998100 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 99 800 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 28 349600 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 22 418300 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 23 924000 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 184 N/A megatons 2024
Air pollutants - methane emissions 185 N/A megatons 2024
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 190 N/A micrograms per cubic meter 2024
Land use - agricultural land 138 22.7 2018
Land use - arable land 60 16.9 2018
Land use - forest 185 N/A 2024
Land use - permanent crops 44 5.8 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 163 N/A 2024
Revenue from coal 34 N/A % of GDP 2024
Revenue from forest resources 99 N/A % of GDP 2024
Total renewable water resources 178 67 cubic meters 2011
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 146 N/A cubic meters 2024
Total water withdrawal - industrial 109 N/A cubic meters 2024
Total water withdrawal - municipal 115 N/A cubic meters 2024
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 132 0.65 2025
Urbanization - urban population 45 80.1 2023
Geography
Area - land 139 32260 sq km 0
Area - total 140 35980 sq km 0
Area - water 148 3720 sq km 0
Coastline 68 1566.3 km 0
Elevation - highest point 40 3952 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 22 1150 meters 0
Irrigated land 63 3820 sq km 2012
Land boundaries - total 164 N/A km 2024
Land use - agricultural land 138 22.7 2018
Land use - arable land 60 16.9 2018
Land use - forest 185 N/A 2024
Land use - permanent crops 44 5.8 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 163 N/A 2024
Military
Military expenditures 24 2.4 % of GDP 2023
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 153 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 64 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 136 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 169 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 97 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Birth rate 153 7.3 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 89 N/A % 0
Contraceptive prevalence rate 14 75.2 % 2016
Current health expenditure 93 N/A % of GDP 0
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 118 51 % 2023
Death rate 48 8 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 54 22.4 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 110 4.5 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 162 40.2 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 185 17.8 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 66 N/A % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 110 N/A % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 103 N/A % of population 0
Drinking water source - unimproved 65 N/A % of population 0
Education expenditures 74 N/A % of GDP 0
Gross reproduction rate 113 0.53 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 190 3.619 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 150 4.2 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 151 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 54 84.543 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 33 78.4 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 25 81.4 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 22 97.3 % 2014
Literacy - male 4 99.7 % 0
Literacy - total population 14 98.5 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 122 N/A deaths/100,000 live births 2024
Median age - female 22 4530 years 0
Median age - male 18 43 years 0
Median age - total 22 44 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 49 1 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 145 N/A % 2024
Physicians density 159 N/A physicians/1,000 population 0
Population 56 23.589 million 2023
Population growth rate 146 0.03 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 95 N/A % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 120 N/A % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 122 N/A % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 95 N/A % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 10 1.06 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 23 1 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 31 0.82 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 8 1.06 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 22 0.97 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 151 1.09 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 132 0.65 2025
Urbanization - urban population 45 80.1 2023
Transportation
Airports 80 53 2024
Heliports 41 39 2024
Merchant marine - total 44 465 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 139 N/A 2024
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 158 N/A 2024
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 29 216 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 21 7 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 28 1118.1 2018
Railways - total 55 1613.1 km 2018
Roadways - paved 30 42793 km 2017
Roadways - total 56 43206 km 2017
Waterways 110 N/A km 2024

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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