TAIPEI, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan's export orders dropped to 47.68 billion U.S. dollars in November, falling 2.7 percent from the previous month and 2.1 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the island's economic authority. Total export orders in the first 11 months were worth 468.44 billion U.S. dollars, up 5.4 percent from the same period last year, the data shows. From January to November, orders from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong totaled 120.39 billion U.S. dollars, up 7.8 percent year on year. During the same period, orders from the United States stood at 132.4 billion U.S. dollars and those from Europe were worth 92.05 billion U.S. dollars. In November, Taiwan's information communications products remained the major item in export orders due to it being peak season for launching new smartphones, while electronic products decreased by 3.5 percent year on year as market demand growth slowed down.