Imports in South Korea increased to 43699 USD Million in December from 40716.86 USD Million in November of 2019. Imports in South Korea averaged 13745.07 USD Million from 1966 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 48480.62 USD Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 38.61 USD Million in January of 1966. source: Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE)
Imports in South Korea is expected to be 41500.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in South Korea to stand at 45000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Korea Imports is projected to trend around 45900.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.
South Korea Imports
South Korea imports mainly petroleum, petroleum products, related materials (16 percent of total imports), electrical machinery, apparatus, appliances and electrical parts thereof (13 percent) and food, live animals (5 percent) and natural gas (5 percent). Other imports include metalliferous ores, metal scrap, iron, steel, industrial machinery and equipment. Main import partners are China (21 percent of total imports), Japan (11 percent), the United States (10 percent) and Germany (5 percent). Others include: Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Qatar, Australia (4 percent each) and Russia (3 percent).