Imports in South Korea decreased to 61230 USD Million in September from 66146 USD Million in August of 2022. source: Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE)

Imports in South Korea averaged 15414.09 USD Million from 1966 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 66146 USD Million in August of 2022 and a record low of 38.61 USD Million in January of 1966. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Korea Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Korea Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2022.

Imports in South Korea is expected to be 64000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the South Korea Imports is projected to trend around 45000.00 USD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Korea Imports



Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -3700.00 -9490.00 USD Million Sep 2022
Imports 61230.00 66146.00 USD Million Sep 2022
Exports 57460.00 56670.00 USD Million Sep 2022
Exports YoY 2.80 6.60 percent Sep 2022
Imports YoY 18.60 28.20 percent Sep 2022

South Korea Imports
South Korea's mainly imports mineral fuels, mineral oils, bituminous substances (25 percent of total imports), electrical machinery and equipment (18 percent), nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical (10 percent), optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring (4 percent), road vehicles (3 percent), iron and steel (3 percent), ores, slag, ash (3 percent), organic chemicals (3 percent), plastics and articles thereof (2 percent), miscellaneous chemicals products (2 percent), and inorganic chemicals, compounds of precious metals (2 percent). China is the biggest source of imports (21 percent of total imports), followed by the US (12 percent), Japan (9 percent), Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Australia and Germany (4 percent each), Taiwan, Russia and Qatar (3 percent each), and Kuwait, Malaysia, the UAE and Indonesia (2 percent each).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
61230.00 66146.00 66146.00 38.61 1966 - 2022 USD Million Monthly
South Korea Imports by Country Last Previous
China 12681000.00 13502000.00 USD THO Sep/22
United States 6703000.00 7795000.00 USD THO Sep/22
European Union 5281000.00 5866000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Saudi Arabia 4661848.00 3970213.00 USD THO Aug/22
Japan 4437000.00 4461000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Australia 4011914.00 4230535.00 USD THO Aug/22
Taiwan 2660093.00 2676591.00 USD THO Aug/22
Germany 2080282.00 1834121.00 USD THO Aug/22
Qatar 1821014.00 1341807.00 USD THO Aug/22
United Arab Emirates 1523121.00 2405421.00 USD THO Aug/22
Indonesia 1439572.00 1424423.00 USD THO Aug/22
Malaysia 1265811.00 1241556.00 USD THO Aug/22
Singapore 1030169.00 889592.00 USD THO Aug/22
Russia 922194.00 852434.00 USD THO Aug/22
Canada 918426.00 752443.00 USD THO Aug/22
Kuwait 856167.00 1269158.00 USD THO Aug/22
Italy 710090.00 724394.00 USD THO Aug/22
Thailand 706684.00 742162.00 USD THO Aug/22
Mexico 706214.00 891152.00 USD THO Aug/22
Oman 654481.00 730541.00 USD THO Aug/22
Chile 637965.00 564346.00 USD THO Aug/22
France 619359.00 652101.00 USD THO Aug/22
Brazil 616494.00 822625.00 USD THO Aug/22
Netherlands 611025.00 607710.00 USD THO Aug/22
India 580000.00 684000.00 USD THO Sep/22
South Africa 517367.00 387079.00 USD THO Aug/22
United Kingdom 468300.00 344797.00 USD THO Aug/22
Philippines 459255.00 439587.00 USD THO Aug/22
Argentina 332685.00 193545.00 USD THO Aug/22
Egypt 298176.00 68719.00 USD THO Aug/22
Switzerland 271299.00 289603.00 USD THO Aug/22
Austria 248529.00 134287.00 USD THO Aug/22
Belgium 235789.00 244145.00 USD THO Aug/22
Nigeria 225140.00 107277.00 USD THO Aug/22
Spain 221584.00 235868.00 USD THO Aug/22
Hong Kong 177333.00 193389.00 USD THO Aug/22
New Zealand 167751.00 170870.00 USD THO Aug/22
Greece 160789.00 110861.00 USD THO Aug/22
Israel 150743.00 113717.00 USD THO Aug/22
Turkey 145578.00 114160.00 USD THO May/22
Sweden 144995.00 161716.00 USD THO Aug/22
Ecuador 122588.00 6106.00 USD THO Aug/22
Bahrain 115970.00 74565.00 USD THO Aug/22
Ireland 105555.00 113041.00 USD THO Aug/22
Norway 104176.00 346585.00 USD THO Aug/22
Finland 99550.00 103803.00 USD THO Aug/22
Poland 98653.00 109500.00 USD THO Aug/22
Denmark 94450.00 76294.00 USD THO Aug/22
Colombia 85645.00 34831.00 USD THO Aug/22
Czech Republic 85388.00 83158.00 USD THO Aug/22
Bangladesh 65194.00 49895.00 USD THO Aug/22
Hungary 62143.00 58495.00 USD THO Aug/22
Papua New Guinea 52201.00 60143.00 USD THO Aug/22
Panama 46798.00 101570.00 USD THO Aug/22
Portugal 46660.00 35927.00 USD THO Aug/22
Ukraine 29340.00 24076.00 USD THO Aug/22
Pakistan 20322.00 55922.00 USD THO Aug/22
Guatemala 15648.00 20100.00 USD THO Aug/22
Jordan 14654.00 14087.00 USD THO Aug/22
Uzbekistan 1448.00 2269.00 USD THO Aug/22
Venezuela 855.00 1216.00 USD THO Aug/22
Iran 310.00 2473.00 USD THO Aug/22
South Korea Imports by Category Last Previous
Crude Materials & Fuels 35501000.00 36627000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Fuel 20869000.00 21087000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Capital Goods 20220000.00 19638000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Crude Petroleum 10547000.00 11524000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Consumer Goods 10425000.00 9106000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Semi-conductor 6826000.00 6821000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Chemicals 5915000.00 6038000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Consumer Goods - Durable Consumer Goods 4041000.00 3492000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Information & Communication Equipment 2829000.00 2563000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Minerals 2606000.00 2879000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Capital Goods - Transport Equipment 1047000.00 1140000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Consumer Goods - Cereals 1012000.00 1050000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Textile 381000.00 389000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Oilpaper 255000.00 254000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Consumer Goods - Durable Cons Goodsgold 78000.00 110000.00 USD THO Aug/22
Domestic Use 43074.00 40735.00 USD Million Aug/22
Capital Goods - Domestic Use 12282.00 11850.00 USD Million Aug/22
Fuels - Domestic Use 10557.00 9225.00 USD Million Aug/22
Fuels - Use 10312.00 11861.00 USD Million Aug/22
Consumer Goods - Domestic Use 10061.00 8665.00 USD Million Aug/22
Capital Goods - Use 7938.00 7789.00 USD Million Aug/22
Semi-conductor - Use 5613.00 5605.00 USD Million Aug/22
Consumer Durable Goods - Domestic Use 3792.00 3190.00 USD Million Aug/22
Chemicals - Domestic Use 3550.00 3715.00 USD Million Aug/22
Consumer Nondurable Goods - Domestic U 2509.00 2115.00 USD Million Aug/22
Chemicals - Use 2365.00 2323.00 USD Million Aug/22
Mineral - Domestic Use 1953.00 2255.00 USD Million Aug/22
Passenger Car - Domestic Use 1532.00 931.00 USD Million Aug/22
Clothing - Domestic Use 1396.00 1049.00 USD Million Aug/22
Iron & Steel Products - Domestic Use 1313.00 1540.00 USD Million Aug/22
Semi-conductor - Domestic Use 1213.00 1216.00 USD Million Aug/22
Non-ferrous Metal - Domestic Use 1055.00 1156.00 USD Million Aug/22
Cereals - Domestic Use 1009.00 1049.00 USD Million Aug/22
Transport Equipment - Domestic Use 815.00 896.00 USD Million Aug/22
Mineral - Use 654.00 624.00 USD Million Aug/22
Light Industry Input - Domestic Use 609.00 578.00 USD Million Aug/22
Electric Home Appliances - Domestic Use 573.00 638.00 USD Million Aug/22
Non-ferrous Metal - Use 471.00 470.00 USD Million Aug/22
Iron & Steel Products - Use 445.00 583.00 USD Million Aug/22
Consumer Goods - Use 364.00 441.00 USD Million Aug/22
Textile - Domestic Use 262.00 267.00 USD Million Aug/22
Oilpaper - Domestic Use 252.00 249.00 USD Million Aug/22
Consumer Durable Goods - Use 249.00 302.00 USD Million Aug/22
Transport Equipment - Use 233.00 245.00 USD Million Aug/22
Light Industry Input - Use 191.00 183.00 USD Million Aug/22
Beverages - Domestic Use 137.00 129.00 USD Million Aug/22
Textile - Use 119.00 122.00 USD Million Aug/22
Golf Accessories - Domestic Use 80.00 78.00 USD Million Aug/22
Electric Home Appliances - Exports of 79.00 126.00 USD Million Aug/22
Gold - Use 58.00 69.00 USD Million Aug/22
Tobacco - Domestic Use 25.00 23.00 USD Million Aug/22
Consumer Nondurable Goods - Exports of 24.00 20.00 USD Million Aug/22
Gold - Domestic Use 20.00 41.00 USD Million Aug/22
Tobacco - Use 9.00 8.00 USD Million Aug/22
Clothing - Use 5.00 3.00 USD Million Aug/22
Oilpaper - Use 3.00 5.00 USD Million Aug/22

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