POLL-Taiwan June exports seen falling for 8th month; inflation slows
Exports median forecast -4% (prior month -4.8%)
Imports median forecast -0.52% (prior month -5.9%)
Trade balance median forecast $4.2 bln (prior month $4.49 bln)
CPI median forecast +0.86% y/y (prior month +0.94%)
Trade data due Monday, July 8, 0800 GMT; CPI due Friday, July 5, 0800 GMT
TAIPEI, July 3 (Reuters) - Taiwan's exports likely contracted 4% in June from a year earlier, logging an eighth straight month of fall, according to a median forecast of 11 analysts polled by Reuters.
Taiwan's May exports had dropped 4.8% from a year earlier, in line with forecasts.
Taiwan is one of Asia's major exporters, especially of technology goods, and its export trend is a key gauge of global demand for technology gadgets worldwide.
The economy's annual inflation rate in June is seen at 0.86%, compared with 0.94% in May, the poll showed.
(Poll compiled by Carol Lee; Reporting by Yimou Lee; Editing by Rashmi Aich)
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