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Jan 21, 2009

Latest marriage stats

Ministry of the Interior released information on the marriage stats for 2008.

Of interest: marriages between Taiwanese and foreigners accounted for 14% percent of all marriage, a significant drop from the nearly 32% of five years ago. Still, a significant number.

Of the 21,000 plus marriages between Taiwanese and foreigners, Mainland & Hong Kong spouses accounted for 59% of the total while S.E. Asian immigrants took another 28% of the pie. About 84% of the incoming spouses were brides.

Brides' home country: China/Hong Kong 66.7%; Vietnam 22%; Indonesia 4.4%
Grooms' home country: Japan 24.7%; China/Hong Kong 17.7%; United States 14.6%

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