South Korea’s trade surplus widened to USD 3.10 billion in February 2019 from USD 2.80 billion in the same month a year earlier, a preliminary data showed. Year-on-year, exports dropped by 11.1 percent to USD 39.56 billion, while imports declined at a faster 12.6 percent to USD 36.47 billion. Considering the first two months of 2019, the trade surplus narrowed to USD 4.39 billion from USD 6.28 billion in the corresponding period the prior year. Balance of Trade in South Korea averaged 1057.62 USD Million from 1966 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 13419.36 USD Million in September of 2017 and a record low of -4043.46 USD Million in January of 2008.
Balance of Trade in South Korea is expected to be 4230.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in South Korea to stand at 16100.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Korea Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 5800.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.