Imports in South Korea decreased to 58925 USD Million in November from 59178 USD Million in October of 2022. source: Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE)

Imports in South Korea averaged 15609.87 USD Million from 1966 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 66067.31 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 December of 2022.

Imports in South Korea is expected to be 63000.00 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



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2013-08-01 01:00 AM Jul 2013 $43.1B $40.7B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -7010.00 -6700.00 USD Million Nov 2022
Imports 58925.00 59178.00 USD Million Nov 2022
Exports 51910.00 52482.00 USD Million Nov 2022
Imports YoY 2.70 9.90 percent Nov 2022
Exports YoY -14.00 -5.70 percent Nov 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
58925.00 59178.00 66067.31 38.61 1966 - 2022 USD Million Monthly
South Korea Imports by Country Last Previous
China 12142000.00 13410000.00 USD THO Nov/22
United States 6539000.00 6691000.00 USD THO Nov/22
European Union 5923000.00 5546000.00 USD THO Nov/22
Japan 4313000.00 4301000.00 USD THO Nov/22
Australia 3248828.00 3777433.00 USD THO Oct/22
Saudi Arabia 3222022.00 3496361.00 USD THO Oct/22
Taiwan 2222329.00 2651997.00 USD THO Oct/22
Germany 2101378.00 1629583.00 USD THO Oct/22
Qatar 1557996.00 1363694.00 USD THO Oct/22
United Arab Emirates 1546530.00 1478765.00 USD THO Oct/22
Malaysia 1320946.00 1772624.00 USD THO Oct/22
Indonesia 1194852.00 1439350.00 USD THO Oct/22
Russia 981644.00 945906.00 USD THO Oct/22
Singapore 795319.00 839915.00 USD THO Oct/22
Mexico 730630.00 672460.00 USD THO Oct/22
Kuwait 675266.00 1048970.00 USD THO Oct/22
Brazil 613857.00 777979.00 USD THO Oct/22
Italy 608914.00 779471.00 USD THO Oct/22
France 596306.00 732403.00 USD THO Oct/22
Thailand 590824.00 610532.00 USD THO Oct/22
India 536000.00 523000.00 USD THO Nov/22
Philippines 524471.00 457329.00 USD THO Oct/22
Chile 518211.00 528981.00 USD THO Oct/22
Canada 514685.00 862795.00 USD THO Oct/22
Netherlands 430111.00 657437.00 USD THO Oct/22
Papua New Guinea 412325.00 296649.00 USD THO Oct/22
United Kingdom 384973.00 580130.00 USD THO Oct/22
Belgium 353483.00 182203.00 USD THO Oct/22
South Africa 329849.00 368276.00 USD THO Oct/22
Oman 318716.00 304497.00 USD THO Oct/22
Argentina 314915.00 312118.00 USD THO Oct/22
Switzerland 256747.00 247985.00 USD THO Oct/22
Austria 208471.00 152923.00 USD THO Oct/22
Hong Kong 191864.00 86800.00 USD THO Oct/22
Spain 188480.00 196735.00 USD THO Oct/22
Norway 182630.00 112993.00 USD THO Oct/22
Greece 179290.00 30471.00 USD THO Oct/22
Nigeria 165850.00 333628.00 USD THO Oct/22
New Zealand 125063.00 146353.00 USD THO Oct/22
Ireland 119200.00 108423.00 USD THO Oct/22
Sweden 103540.00 174620.00 USD THO Oct/22
Turkey 99090.00 130664.00 USD THO Oct/22
Colombia 94482.00 76366.00 USD THO Oct/22
Israel 94329.00 113950.00 USD THO Oct/22
Finland 90541.00 65168.00 USD THO Oct/22
Czech Republic 84272.00 75184.00 USD THO Oct/22
Denmark 83878.00 90673.00 USD THO Oct/22
Poland 83279.00 80699.00 USD THO Oct/22
Hungary 78747.00 71914.00 USD THO Oct/22
Ukraine 76983.00 59569.00 USD THO Oct/22
Panama 73278.00 35583.00 USD THO Oct/22
Bangladesh 56730.00 72678.00 USD THO Oct/22
Bahrain 54395.00 28676.00 USD THO Oct/22
Egypt 52392.00 220989.00 USD THO Oct/22
Pakistan 52315.00 16791.00 USD THO Oct/22
Portugal 34661.00 28397.00 USD THO Oct/22
Jordan 11758.00 13956.00 USD THO Oct/22
Ecuador 9904.00 6117.00 USD THO Oct/22
Guatemala 8375.00 12809.00 USD THO Oct/22
Uzbekistan 2586.00 2214.00 USD THO Oct/22
Venezuela 1666.00 1968.00 USD THO Oct/22
Iran 168.00 1322.00 USD THO Oct/22
South Korea Imports by Category Last Previous
Crude Materials & Fuels 30607000.00 33389000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Capital Goods 19722000.00 18804000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Fuel 17406000.00 19836000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Consumer Goods 8852000.00 9033000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Crude Petroleum 8053000.00 9074000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Semi-conductor 6712000.00 6686000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Chemicals 5617000.00 5399000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Information & Communication Equipment 3512000.00 2678000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Consumer Goods - Durable Consumer Goods 3400000.00 3170000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Minerals 2038000.00 2591000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Capital Goods - Transport Equipment 1063000.00 1146000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Consumer Goods - Cereals 921000.00 1036000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Textile 335000.00 333000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Oilpaper 211000.00 224000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Consumer Goods - Durable Cons Goodsgold 65000.00 69000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Domestic Use 38714.00 40084.00 USD Million Oct/22
Capital Goods - Domestic Use 11873.00 10777.00 USD Million Oct/22
Fuels - Domestic Use 9086.00 10981.00 USD Million Oct/22
Consumer Goods - Domestic Use 8551.00 8715.00 USD Million Oct/22
Fuels - Use 8320.00 8855.00 USD Million Oct/22
Capital Goods - Use 7849.00 8026.00 USD Million Oct/22
Semi-conductor - Use 5513.00 5437.00 USD Million Oct/22
Chemicals - Domestic Use 3569.00 3411.00 USD Million Oct/22
Consumer Durable Goods - Domestic Use 3196.00 2941.00 USD Million Oct/22
Consumer Nondurable Goods - Domestic U 2317.00 2458.00 USD Million Oct/22
Chemicals - Use 2048.00 1988.00 USD Million Oct/22
Mineral - Domestic Use 1467.00 1885.00 USD Million Oct/22
Clothing - Domestic Use 1317.00 1461.00 USD Million Oct/22
Passenger Car - Domestic Use 1231.00 1052.00 USD Million Oct/22
Semi-conductor - Domestic Use 1199.00 1249.00 USD Million Oct/22
Iron & Steel Products - Domestic Use 1116.00 1111.00 USD Million Oct/22
Non-ferrous Metal - Domestic Use 1030.00 978.00 USD Million Oct/22
Cereals - Domestic Use 920.00 1035.00 USD Million Oct/22
Transport Equipment - Domestic Use 755.00 867.00 USD Million Oct/22
Mineral - Use 571.00 707.00 USD Million Oct/22
Electric Home Appliances - Domestic Use 528.00 493.00 USD Million Oct/22
Light Industry Input - Domestic Use 519.00 535.00 USD Million Oct/22
Iron & Steel Products - Use 477.00 396.00 USD Million Oct/22
Non-ferrous Metal - Use 417.00 367.00 USD Million Oct/22
Transport Equipment - Use 307.00 279.00 USD Million Oct/22
Consumer Goods - Use 301.00 319.00 USD Million Oct/22
Textile - Domestic Use 233.00 231.00 USD Million Oct/22
Oilpaper - Domestic Use 207.00 218.00 USD Million Oct/22
Consumer Durable Goods - Use 203.00 228.00 USD Million Oct/22
Light Industry Input - Use 174.00 187.00 USD Million Oct/22
Beverages - Domestic Use 119.00 125.00 USD Million Oct/22
Textile - Use 101.00 102.00 USD Million Oct/22
Golf Accessories - Domestic Use 65.00 70.00 USD Million Oct/22
Electric Home Appliances - Exports of 49.00 71.00 USD Million Oct/22
Gold - Use 48.00 58.00 USD Million Oct/22
Tobacco - Domestic Use 32.00 25.00 USD Million Oct/22
Consumer Nondurable Goods - Exports of 18.00 20.00 USD Million Oct/22
Gold - Domestic Use 17.00 11.00 USD Million Oct/22
Tobacco - Use 11.00 6.00 USD Million Oct/22
Clothing - Use 4.00 4.00 USD Million Oct/22
Oilpaper - Use 4.00 5.00 USD Million Oct/22
Passenger Car - Use 1.00 0.00 USD Million Oct/22

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