151 manufacturers in Taiwan’s 62 industrial zones and three science and industrial parks suffered an estimated NT$89 million (US$2.9 million) in indirect losses due to the blackouts across the country on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
119 companies suffered NT$41.59 million in direct losses, with indirect losses totaling NT$31.88 million. An additional 32 companies in Taiwan’s science and industrial parks suffered between NT$12 million and NT$15 million in losses.
Integrated circuit packaging and testing services provider Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) said the power outage caused about US$800,000 in losses, CNA reported.
More than a thousand ATMs across Taiwan were out of service due to the blackout as well, Apple Daily reported. At least 45 ATMs from six banks remained offline as of 7 pm Wednesday, with repairs expected over the next two days.
Taipower announced that it would pay NT$270 million (US$8.9 million) in compensation to some 4.38 million households affected by the blackouts, though there has been no mention of compensation for economic losses to companies.