Imports in South Korea decreased to 59178 USD Million in October from 61226.04 USD Million in September of 2022. source: Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE)

Imports in South Korea averaged 15546.36 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 November 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 -6696.00 -3778.13 USD Million Oct 2022
Imports 59178.00 61226.04 USD Million Oct 2022
Exports 52482.00 57447.91 USD Million Oct 2022
Imports YoY 9.90 18.60 percent Oct 2022
Exports YoY -5.32 3.17 percent Oct 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
59178.00 61226.04 66067.31 38.61 1966 - 2022 USD Million Monthly
South Korea Imports by Country Last Previous
China 13410000.00 12681000.00 USD THO Oct/22
United States 6691000.00 6703000.00 USD THO Oct/22
European Union 5546000.00 5281000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Japan 4301000.00 4437000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Australia 3777433.00 4011914.00 USD THO Sep/22
Saudi Arabia 3496361.00 4661848.00 USD THO Sep/22
Taiwan 2651997.00 2660093.00 USD THO Sep/22
Malaysia 1772624.00 1265811.00 USD THO Sep/22
Germany 1629583.00 2080282.00 USD THO Sep/22
United Arab Emirates 1478765.00 1523121.00 USD THO Sep/22
Indonesia 1439350.00 1439572.00 USD THO Sep/22
Qatar 1363694.00 1821014.00 USD THO Sep/22
Kuwait 1048970.00 856167.00 USD THO Sep/22
Russia 945906.00 922194.00 USD THO Sep/22
Canada 862795.00 918426.00 USD THO Sep/22
Singapore 839915.00 1030169.00 USD THO Sep/22
Italy 779471.00 710090.00 USD THO Sep/22
Brazil 777979.00 616494.00 USD THO Sep/22
France 732403.00 619359.00 USD THO Sep/22
Mexico 672460.00 706214.00 USD THO Sep/22
Netherlands 657437.00 611025.00 USD THO Sep/22
Thailand 610532.00 706684.00 USD THO Sep/22
United Kingdom 580130.00 468300.00 USD THO Sep/22
Chile 528981.00 637965.00 USD THO Sep/22
India 523000.00 580000.00 USD THO Oct/22
Philippines 457329.00 459255.00 USD THO Sep/22
South Africa 368276.00 517367.00 USD THO Sep/22
Nigeria 333628.00 225140.00 USD THO Sep/22
Argentina 312118.00 332685.00 USD THO Sep/22
Oman 304497.00 654481.00 USD THO Sep/22
Papua New Guinea 296649.00 52201.00 USD THO Sep/22
Switzerland 247985.00 271299.00 USD THO Sep/22
Egypt 220989.00 298176.00 USD THO Sep/22
Spain 196735.00 221584.00 USD THO Sep/22
Belgium 182203.00 235789.00 USD THO Sep/22
Sweden 174620.00 144995.00 USD THO Sep/22
Austria 152923.00 248529.00 USD THO Sep/22
New Zealand 146353.00 167751.00 USD THO Sep/22
Turkey 145578.00 114160.00 USD THO May/22
Israel 113950.00 150743.00 USD THO Sep/22
Norway 112993.00 104176.00 USD THO Sep/22
Ireland 108423.00 105555.00 USD THO Sep/22
Denmark 90673.00 94450.00 USD THO Sep/22
Hong Kong 86800.00 177333.00 USD THO Sep/22
Poland 80699.00 98653.00 USD THO Sep/22
Colombia 76366.00 85645.00 USD THO Sep/22
Czech Republic 75184.00 85388.00 USD THO Sep/22
Bangladesh 72678.00 65194.00 USD THO Sep/22
Hungary 71914.00 62143.00 USD THO Sep/22
Finland 65168.00 99550.00 USD THO Sep/22
Ukraine 59569.00 29340.00 USD THO Sep/22
Panama 35583.00 46798.00 USD THO Sep/22
Greece 30471.00 160789.00 USD THO Sep/22
Bahrain 28676.00 115970.00 USD THO Sep/22
Portugal 28397.00 46660.00 USD THO Sep/22
Pakistan 16791.00 20322.00 USD THO Sep/22
Jordan 13956.00 14654.00 USD THO Sep/22
Guatemala 12809.00 15648.00 USD THO Sep/22
Ecuador 6117.00 122588.00 USD THO Sep/22
Uzbekistan 2214.00 1448.00 USD THO Sep/22
Venezuela 1968.00 855.00 USD THO Sep/22
Iran 1322.00 310.00 USD THO Sep/22
South Korea Imports by Category Last Previous
Crude Materials & Fuels 33389000.00 35501000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Fuel 19836000.00 20869000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Capital Goods 18804000.00 20220000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Crude Petroleum 9074000.00 10547000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Consumer Goods 9033000.00 10425000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Semi-conductor 6686000.00 6826000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Chemicals 5399000.00 5915000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Consumer Goods - Durable Consumer Goods 3170000.00 4041000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Information & Communication Equipment 2678000.00 2829000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Minerals 2591000.00 2606000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Capital Goods - Transport Equipment 1146000.00 1047000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Consumer Goods - Cereals 1036000.00 1012000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Textile 333000.00 381000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Crude Materials & Fuels - Oilpaper 224000.00 255000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Consumer Goods - Durable Cons Goodsgold 69000.00 78000.00 USD THO Sep/22
Domestic Use 40084.00 43074.00 USD Million Sep/22
Fuels - Domestic Use 10981.00 10557.00 USD Million Sep/22
Capital Goods - Domestic Use 10777.00 12282.00 USD Million Sep/22
Fuels - Use 8855.00 10312.00 USD Million Sep/22
Consumer Goods - Domestic Use 8715.00 10061.00 USD Million Sep/22
Capital Goods - Use 8026.00 7938.00 USD Million Sep/22
Semi-conductor - Use 5437.00 5613.00 USD Million Sep/22
Chemicals - Domestic Use 3411.00 3550.00 USD Million Sep/22
Consumer Durable Goods - Domestic Use 2941.00 3792.00 USD Million Sep/22
Consumer Nondurable Goods - Domestic U 2458.00 2509.00 USD Million Sep/22
Chemicals - Use 1988.00 2365.00 USD Million Sep/22
Mineral - Domestic Use 1885.00 1953.00 USD Million Sep/22
Clothing - Domestic Use 1461.00 1396.00 USD Million Sep/22
Semi-conductor - Domestic Use 1249.00 1213.00 USD Million Sep/22
Iron & Steel Products - Domestic Use 1111.00 1313.00 USD Million Sep/22
Passenger Car - Domestic Use 1052.00 1532.00 USD Million Sep/22
Cereals - Domestic Use 1035.00 1009.00 USD Million Sep/22
Non-ferrous Metal - Domestic Use 978.00 1055.00 USD Million Sep/22
Transport Equipment - Domestic Use 867.00 815.00 USD Million Sep/22
Mineral - Use 707.00 654.00 USD Million Sep/22
Light Industry Input - Domestic Use 535.00 609.00 USD Million Sep/22
Electric Home Appliances - Domestic Use 493.00 573.00 USD Million Sep/22
Iron & Steel Products - Use 396.00 445.00 USD Million Sep/22
Non-ferrous Metal - Use 367.00 471.00 USD Million Sep/22
Consumer Goods - Use 319.00 364.00 USD Million Sep/22
Transport Equipment - Use 279.00 233.00 USD Million Sep/22
Textile - Domestic Use 231.00 262.00 USD Million Sep/22
Consumer Durable Goods - Use 228.00 249.00 USD Million Sep/22
Oilpaper - Domestic Use 218.00 252.00 USD Million Sep/22
Light Industry Input - Use 187.00 191.00 USD Million Sep/22
Beverages - Domestic Use 125.00 137.00 USD Million Sep/22
Textile - Use 102.00 119.00 USD Million Sep/22
Electric Home Appliances - Exports of 71.00 79.00 USD Million Sep/22
Golf Accessories - Domestic Use 70.00 80.00 USD Million Sep/22
Gold - Use 58.00 58.00 USD Million Sep/22
Tobacco - Domestic Use 25.00 25.00 USD Million Sep/22
Consumer Nondurable Goods - Exports of 20.00 24.00 USD Million Sep/22
Gold - Domestic Use 11.00 20.00 USD Million Sep/22
Tobacco - Use 6.00 9.00 USD Million Sep/22
Oilpaper - Use 5.00 3.00 USD Million Sep/22
Clothing - Use 4.00 5.00 USD Million Sep/22
Beverages - Use 2.00 0.00 USD Million Sep/22

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