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
Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products $137.56B 2021
Electrical, electronic equipment $114.79B 2021
Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers $69.10B 2021
Ores slag and ash $24.59B 2021
Optical, photo, technical, medical apparatus $22.49B 2021
Vehicles other than railway, tramway $20.02B 2021
Iron and steel $18.49B 2021
Organic chemicals $15.97B 2021
Plastics $14.18B 2021
Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope $11.02B 2021
Pharmaceutical products $10.44B 2021
Miscellaneous chemical products $9.22B 2021
Pearls, precious stones, metals, coins $8.77B 2021
Copper $8.66B 2021
Aluminum $8.46B 2021
Articles of iron or steel $7.19B 2021
Articles of apparel, not knit or crocheted $6.15B 2021
Meat and edible meat offal $6.06B 2021
Cereals $5.02B 2021
Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatics invertebrates $5.02B 2021
Articles of apparel, knit or crocheted $4.38B 2021
Furniture, lighting signs, prefabricated buildings $4.23B 2021
Articles of leather, animal gut, harness, travel good $3.92B 2021
Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal $3.81B 2021
Footwear, gaiters and the like, $3.42B 2021
Rubbers $3.27B 2021
Toys, games, sports requisites $2.98B 2021
Tanning, dyeing extracts, tannins, derivatives, pigments $2.97B 2021
Glass and glassware $2.91B 2021
Miscellaneous edible preparations $2.81B 2021
Ships, boats, and other floating structures $2.73B 2021
Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder $2.71B 2021
Animal, vegetable fats and oils, cleavage products $2.24B 2021
Paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board $2.23B 2021
Aircraft, spacecraft $2.16B 2021
Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toileteries $2.01B 2021
Edible fruits, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons $1.89B 2021
Oil seed, oleagic fruits, grain, seed, fruits $1.83B 2021
Ceramic products $1.82B 2021
Pulp of wood, fibrous cellulosic material, waste $1.73B 2021
Beverages, spirits and vinegar $1.58B 2021
Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials $1.55B 2021
Nickel $1.45B 2021
Other made textile articles, sets, worn clothing $1.38B 2021
Dairy products, eggs, honey, edible products $1.37B 2021
Base metals not specified elsewhere, cermets. $1.35B 2021
Sugars and sugar confectionery $1.34B 2021
Vegetable, fruit, nut food preparations $1.31B 2021
Cotton $1.27B 2021
Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling pastes $1.21B 2021
Photographic or cinematographic goods $1.19B 2021
Tools, implements, cutlery of base metal $1.09B 2021
Manmade filaments $1.08B 2021
Clocks and watches $1.07B 2021
Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, plaster, lime and cement $1.07B 2021
Coffee, tea, mate and spices $1.03B 2021
Miscellanneous manufactured articles $1.00B 2021
Meat, fish and seafood preparations $990.48M 2021
Miscellaneous articles of base metal $985.20M 2021
Albuminoids, modified starches, glues, enzymes $957.55M 2021
Cereal, flour, starch, milk preparations and products $943.26M 2021
Wadding, felt, nonwovens, yarns, twine, cordage $817.85M 2021
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers $817.36M 2021
Fertilizers $810.67M 2021
Manmade staple fibers $702.65M 2021
Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques $679.32M 2021
Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling stock, equipment $588.96M 2021
Impregnated, coated or laminated textile fabric $499.87M 2021
Tin $489.36M 2021
Cocoa and cocoa preparations $430.78M 2021
Lead $405.31M 2021
Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather $360.62M 2021
Tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes $350.42M 2021
Lac, gums, resins $321.07M 2021
Printed books, newspapers, pictures $317.90M 2021
Products of animal origin $277.20M 2021
Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric $275.19M 2021
Milling products, malt, starches, inlin, wheat gluten $273.09M 2021
Headgear and $255.68M 2021
Arms and ammunition, parts and accessories $232.74M 2021
Musical instruments, parts and accessories $229.16M 2021
Furskins and artificial fur, manufactures $165.96M 2021
Knitted or crocheted fabric $161.84M 2021
Live trees, plants, bulbs, roots, cut flowers $153.60M 2021
Carpets and other textile floor coverings $135.32M 2021
Zinc $131.57M 2021
Umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips $122.04M 2021
Bird skin, feathers, artificial flowers, human hair $99.39M 2021
Vegetable plaiting materials, vegetable products $90.22M 2021
Vegetable textile fibers not specified elsewhere, paper yarn, woven fabric $88.25M 2021
Special woven or tufted fabric, lace, tapestry $81.22M 2021
Live animals $65.46M 2021
Explosives, pyrotechnics, matches, pyrophorics $52.09M 2021
Manufacturers of plaiting material, basketwork $32.55M 2021
Silk $32.16M 2021
Cork and articles of cork $4.88M 2021
Commodities not specified according to kind $2.64K 2021




South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -7010.00 -6700.00 13419.36 -9393.98 USD Million [+]
Current Account 1610.00 -3050.00 12409.70 -3845.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.90 4.60 10.70 -10.50 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 58925.00 59178.00 66067.31 38.61 USD Million [+]
Exports 51910.00 52482.00 63794.92 14.75 USD Million [+]
External Debt 638980.80 662038.10 662038.10 80766.40 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 85.40 85.50 228.10 82.90 points [+]
Capital Flows 4671.60 -613.00 17386.80 -7782.60 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10437000.00 5639508.00 11301161.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Tourism Revenues 1161200.00 1093400.00 2227900.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 334351.00 308582.00 1703495.00 29415.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 104.45 104.45 104.51 13.00 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 2.62 0.00 Points [+]
Weapons Sales 566.00 778.00 1056.00 7.00 SIPRI TIV Million [+]



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