This page displays a table with South Korea Imports By Category in U.S. dollars, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade.



South Korea Imports By Category Value Year
Electrical, electronic equipment $94.11B 2020
Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products $86.55B 2020
Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers $57.36B 2020
Optical, photo, technical, medical apparatus $19.38B 2020
Vehicles other than railway, tramway $18.20B 2020
Ores slag and ash $15.90B 2020
Organic chemicals $12.09B 2020
Plastics $11.48B 2020
Iron and steel $11.12B 2020
Pharmaceutical products $7.96B 2020
Miscellaneous chemical products $7.78B 2020
Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope $7.40B 2020
Articles of iron or steel $6.14B 2020
Aluminum $5.76B 2020
Articles of apparel, not knit or crocheted $5.39B 2020
Copper $5.07B 2020
Pearls, precious stones, metals, coins $5.03B 2020
Meat and edible meat offal $4.97B 2020
Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatics invertebrates $4.58B 2020
Cereals $3.76B 2020
Furniture, lighting signs, prefabricated buildings $3.71B 2020
Articles of apparel, knit or crocheted $3.70B 2020
Articles of leather, animal gut, harness, travel good $3.24B 2020
Footwear, gaiters and the like, $3.08B 2020
Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal $2.95B 2020
Rubbers $2.64B 2020
Ships, boats, and other floating structures $2.64B 2020
Tanning, dyeing extracts, tannins, derivatives, pigments $2.48B 2020
Miscellaneous edible preparations $2.46B 2020
Toys, games, sports requisites $2.37B 2020
Glass and glassware $2.32B 2020
Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder $2.27B 2020
Aircraft, spacecraft $2.20B 2020
Paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board $1.91B 2020
Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toileteries $1.85B 2020
Edible fruits, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons $1.67B 2020
Oil seed, oleagic fruits, grain, seed, fruits $1.55B 2020
Other made textile articles, sets, worn clothing $1.55B 2020
Ceramic products $1.51B 2020
Animal, vegetable fats and oils, cleavage products $1.38B 2020
Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials $1.34B 2020
Pulp of wood, fibrous cellulosic material, waste $1.31B 2020
Beverages, spirits and vinegar $1.28B 2020
Vegetable, fruit, nut food preparations $1.21B 2020
Sugars and sugar confectionery $1.10B 2020
Dairy products, eggs, honey, edible products $1.09B 2020
Wadding, felt, nonwovens, yarns, twine, cordage $1.09B 2020
Photographic or cinematographic goods $1.03B 2020
Nickel $1.01B 2020
Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling pastes $987.64M 2020
Meat, fish and seafood preparations $961.19M 2020
Base metals not specified elsewhere, cermets. $937.72M 2020
Tools, implements, cutlery of base metal $924.94M 2020
Miscellanneous manufactured articles $896.21M 2020
Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, plaster, lime and cement $881.59M 2020
Cotton $880.83M 2020
Albuminoids, modified starches, glues, enzymes $851.01M 2020
Manmade filaments $850.58M 2020
Clocks and watches $843.64M 2020
Coffee, tea, mate and spices $836.03M 2020
Miscellaneous articles of base metal $800.69M 2020
Cereal, flour, starch, milk preparations and products $798.30M 2020
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers $692.56M 2020
Manmade staple fibers $596.24M 2020
Fertilizers $557.10M 2020
Arms and ammunition, parts and accessories $519.73M 2020
Impregnated, coated or laminated textile fabric $429.23M 2020
Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling stock, equipment $424.32M 2020
Tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes $408.21M 2020
Cocoa and cocoa preparations $395.78M 2020
Products of animal origin $308.40M 2020
Lac, gums, resins $302.69M 2020
Lead $295.98M 2020
Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques $290.54M 2020
Tin $268.47M 2020
Milling products, malt, starches, inlin, wheat gluten $263.78M 2020
Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather $261.91M 2020
Printed books, newspapers, pictures $254.35M 2020
Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric $248.77M 2020
Headgear and $200.59M 2020
Musical instruments, parts and accessories $192.58M 2020
Furskins and artificial fur, manufactures $125.71M 2020
Live trees, plants, bulbs, roots, cut flowers $121.36M 2020
Zinc $120.65M 2020
Carpets and other textile floor coverings $110.81M 2020
Knitted or crocheted fabric $110.81M 2020
Umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips $100.83M 2020
Vegetable plaiting materials, vegetable products $91.14M 2020
Bird skin, feathers, artificial flowers, human hair $84.27M 2020
Vegetable textile fibers not specified elsewhere, paper yarn, woven fabric $81.42M 2020
Special woven or tufted fabric, lace, tapestry $73.30M 2020
Live animals $60.70M 2020
Explosives, pyrotechnics, matches, pyrophorics $52.29M 2020
Manufacturers of plaiting material, basketwork $31.21M 2020
Silk $25.51M 2020
Cork and articles of cork $3.96M 2020
Commodities not specified according to kind $13.20K 2020




South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -3700.00 -9490.00 13419.36 -9490.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 1090.00 5610.00 12409.70 -3845.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.90 4.60 10.70 -10.50 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 61230.00 66146.00 66146.00 38.61 USD Million [+]
Exports 57460.00 56670.00 63478.00 14.75 USD Million [+]
External Debt 662038.10 654097.80 662038.10 80766.40 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 84.60 85.90 228.10 82.90 points [+]
Capital Flows 177.90 4062.50 17386.80 -7782.60 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5639508.00 5447000.00 11301161.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Tourism Revenues 785900.00 748100.00 2227900.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 261559.00 225264.00 1703495.00 29415.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 104.45 104.45 104.51 13.00 Tonnes [+]
Weapons Sales 827.00 693.00 1056.00 7.00 SIPRI TIV Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 2.62 0.00 [+]



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