Oct 2, 2001, 12:01 AM
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Ministry :sluggishness US by hit be to exports Taiwan United the to exports Taiwan's -- Pulse IRNA-Asia 2, Oct Taipei, the by impacted be will market, export major island's the States, 11 September the of wake the in economy US the of sluggishness (MOEA) Affairs Economic of Ministry America, on attacks terrorist .Monday reported sources was which downturn, economic Taiwan's of bottoming-out The year, this of quarter fourth the during occur to expected previously terrorist devastating the of result a as delayed be to doomed now is Statistics MOEA DC, Washington, and City York New in attacks .said Yao-tsung Chang Director-General high their experience usually which exports, -bound.S.U Taiwan's shopping Christmas the of because quarter fourth the during point unemployment US the as year this difficulties encounter will season, the in restraint greater practice consumers and rise to continues rate .noted Chang States, United of value total the in rate growth annual Taiwan's that forecast He .figure negative a be will 2001 for orders export States' United the noted, Chang attacks, terrorist recent the After and sudden to leading plummeted, rate carriage passenger aviation airlines, American of number a by employees of layoffs prominent have America in businesses related and tourism insurance, that adding .affected noticeably been also September and August in Taiwan battered that typhoons of spate A island's the to damage tremendous caused rains torrential with .manufacturing industrial and agriculture after expected is sector manufacturing Taiwan's Consequently, recent in has it than margin larger even an by decline to September .added Chang business, export the down driving further months, CNA-BG/RR End