International Labor Comparisons

Table 33 a & b. Taiwan, Hourly compensation costs in manufacturing

Table 33a. Taiwan, Hourly compensation costs in manufacturing, U.S. dollars, 2008-2012
Industry ISIC Rev.4 Code 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33)

C
8.68 7.77 8.37 9.34 9.46

Food products, beverages and tobacco

10-12
NA NA NA NA NA

          Food and beverages

10-11
NA NA NA NA NA

                    Food products

10
NA NA NA NA NA

                    Beverages

11
NA NA NA NA NA

          Tobacco products

12
NA NA NA NA NA

Textiles, wearing apparel and leather

13-15
NA NA NA NA NA

          Textiles and wearing apparel

13-14
NA NA NA NA NA

                    Textiles

13
7.23 6.80 6.72 7.35 7.29

                    Wearing apparel

14
NA NA NA NA NA

Leather and related products

15
NA NA NA NA NA

Wood and paper products and printing

16-18
NA NA NA NA NA

          Wood and wood products, except furniture

16
NA NA NA NA NA

          Paper and paper products

17
7.40 6.18 6.73 7.81 7.43

          Printing and reproduction of recorded media

18
6.76 6.24 6.55 7.33 7.39

Coke and refined petroleum products

19
19.28 16.78 18.66 21.28 20.38

Chemicals and pharmaceutical products

20-21
NA NA NA NA NA

          Chemicals and chemical products, except pharmaceuticals

20
NA NA NA NA NA

          Pharmaceutical products

21
NA NA NA NA NA

Rubber, plastics and other non-metallic mineral products

22-23
7.22 6.66 7.06 7.77 7.97

          Rubber and plastics products

22
7.09 6.58 7.02 7.74 7.99

          Other non-metallic mineral products

23
7.54 6.87 7.17 7.86 7.95

Primary and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

24-25
7.98 7.03 7.54 8.39 8.31

          Basic metals

24
11.83 9.51 10.76 11.92 10.88

          Fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

25
6.82 6.24 6.51 7.25 7.46

Computer, electronic and optical products

26
10.31 8.97 9.85 11.13 11.31

Electrical equipment

27
NA NA NA NA NA

Machinery and equipment n.e.c.

28
NA NA NA NA NA

Motor vehicles and other transport equipment

29-30
9.05 8.46 8.76 9.80 9.98

          Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

29
9.54 8.60 8.78 9.89 10.20

          Other transport equipment

30
8.54 8.32 8.74 9.70 9.72

Furniture

31
6.11 5.94 6.13 6.76 6.84

Note:
Compensation costs include direct pay, social insurance expenditures, and labor-related taxes.
For Taiwan, data relate to manufacturing as defined by the Standard Industrial Classification of the Republic of China. Industry measures only approximately correspond to ISIC Revision 4.
For complete information on definitions, industrial classifications, and data sources, see the technical notes at www.bls.gov/ilc/ichcctn.pdf and country notes at www.bls.gov/ilc/ichccsources.pdf.
'NA' means data not available.
# Break in series. Data are not comparable with data from the previous year.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons, August 2013
 

Table 33b. Taiwan, Hourly compensation costs in manufacturing, National currency, 2008-2012
Industry ISIC Rev.4 Code 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33)

C
273.70 256.59 263.54 274.45 279.49

Food products, beverages and tobacco

10-12
NA NA NA NA NA

          Food and beverages

10-11
NA NA NA NA NA

                    Food products

10
NA NA NA NA NA

                    Beverages

11
NA NA NA NA NA

          Tobacco products

12
NA NA NA NA NA

Textiles, wearing apparel and leather

13-15
NA NA NA NA NA

          Textiles and wearing apparel

13-14
NA NA NA NA NA

                    Textiles

13
228.03 224.62 211.70 215.91 215.49

                    Wearing apparel

14
NA NA NA NA NA

Leather and related products

15
NA NA NA NA NA

Wood and paper products and printing

16-18
NA NA NA NA NA

          Wood and wood products, except furniture

16
NA NA NA NA NA

          Paper and paper products

17
233.29 204.08 211.84 229.57 219.65

          Printing and reproduction of recorded media

18
212.96 206.20 206.24 215.28 218.42

Coke and refined petroleum products

19
607.85 554.16 587.90 625.16 602.40

Chemicals and pharmaceutical products

20-21
NA NA NA NA NA

          Chemicals and chemical products, except pharmaceuticals

20
NA NA NA NA NA

          Pharmaceutical products

21
NA NA NA NA NA

Rubber, plastics and other non-metallic mineral products

22-23
227.43 219.93 222.50 228.43 235.71

          Rubber and plastics products

22
223.46 217.26 221.11 227.39 236.03

          Other non-metallic mineral products

23
237.54 226.82 225.92 230.84 235.02

Primary and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

24-25
251.52 232.08 237.63 246.58 245.62

          Basic metals

24
372.86 314.06 338.80 350.14 321.66

          Fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

25
215.06 206.10 205.19 212.93 220.45

Computer, electronic and optical products

26
325.05 296.24 310.27 326.93 334.38

Electrical equipment

27
NA NA NA NA NA

Machinery and equipment n.e.c.

28
NA NA NA NA NA

Motor vehicles and other transport equipment

29-30
285.28 279.41 275.87 287.92 294.93

          Motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

29
300.68 283.97 276.44 290.51 301.56

          Other transport equipment

30
269.15 274.58 275.44 284.96 287.38

Furniture

31
192.67 196.26 193.05 198.73 202.12

Note:
Compensation costs include direct pay, social insurance expenditures, and labor-related taxes.
For Taiwan, data relate to manufacturing as defined by the Standard Industrial Classification of the Republic of China. Industry measures only approximately correspond to ISIC Revision 4.
For complete information on definitions, industrial classifications, and data sources, see the technical notes at www.bls.gov/ilc/ichcctn.pdf and country notes at www.bls.gov/ilc/ichccsources.pdf.
'NA' means data not available.
# Break in series. Data are not comparable with data from the previous year.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons, August 2013