South Korea Imports  1966-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to South Korea grew by 5 percent from the prior year to USD 44.7 billion in March of 2018, way below consensus of a 13.2 percent growth and following a 14.8 percent increase in February. Considering January to March 2018, purchase rose 13.4 percent from the same period a year earlier to USD 132 billion. Imports in South Korea averaged 12759.27 USD Million from 1966 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 45873.33 USD Million in April of 2014 and a record low of 38.61 USD Million in January of 1966.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 20.9% 13.6% 19.5%
2018-03-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 14.8% 21.1% 13.1%
2018-04-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 5% 14.9% 13.1%
2018-05-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 5%
2018-06-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY
2018-07-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY


South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6865.00 3244.09 13419.36 -4043.46 USD Million [+]
Exports 51600.00 44876.00 55118.41 14.75 USD Million [+]
Imports 44700.00 41565.00 45873.33 38.61 USD Million [+]
Current Account 4030.00 2680.00 12290.00 -3756.80 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 5.60 7.00 10.70 -10.50 percent [+]
External Debt 418823.50 409127.30 452718.00 80766.40 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 101.90 101.60 237.00 86.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4934000.00 9361000.00 9361000.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Capital Flows 4199.70 4106.20 12748.40 -3385.80 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 1134000.00 1076900.00 1765400.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1045415.00 956036.00 1703495.00 213006.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 104.40 104.40 104.44 13.00 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.61 0.23 2.62 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 587.00 585.00 587.00 7.00 USD Million [+]

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South Korea Imports

South Korea imports mainly petroleum, petroleum products, related materials (16 percent of total imports), electrical machinery, apparatus, appliances and electrical parts thereof (13 percent) and food, live animals (5 percent) and natural gas (5 percent). Other imports include metalliferous ores, metal scrap, iron, steel, industrial machinery and equipment. Main import partners are China (21 percent of total imports), Japan (11 percent), the United States (10 percent) and Germany (5 percent). Others include: Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Qatar, Australia (4 percent each) and Russia (3 percent). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
44700.00 41565.00 45873.33 38.61 1966 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




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