South Korea Imports  1966-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to South Korea grew by 16.6 percent from a year earlier to USD 37.75 billion in April of 2017, lower than an upwardly revised 27.7 percent rise in the prior month and below market consensus of a 21.0 percent growth. For 2017, imports are projected to expand 7.2 percent. Imports in South Korea averaged 12246.53 USD Million from 1966 until 2017, 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.

South Korea Imports
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-01 12:00 AM Feb 23.3% 18.6% 21.7%
2017-04-01 12:00 AM Mar 26.9% 23.3% 23.7%
2017-05-01 12:00 AM Apr 16.6% 27.7% 21%
2017-06-01 12:00 AM May 16.6%
2017-07-01 12:00 AM Jun
2017-08-01 12:00 AM Jul




South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 13254.00 6270.60 13254.00 -4043.45 USD Million [+]
Exports 51008.00 48849.93 51630.66 14.75 USD Million [+]
Imports 37753.00 42579.33 45873.33 38.61 USD Million [+]
Current Account 5930.00 8400.00 12086.30 -3756.80 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 7.00 7.70 10.70 -10.50 percent [+]
External Debt 405686.50 380948.90 452718.00 80766.40 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 104.20 103.40 237.00 86.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3851000.00 6249699.00 7638784.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Capital Flows 5999.30 9203.60 12277.90 -3385.80 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 1117400.00 1283300.00 1765400.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1069833.00 1233640.00 1703495.00 213006.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 104.40 104.40 104.44 13.00 Tonnes [+]
Weapons Sales 105.00 163.00 331.00 7.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.23 0.00 2.62 0.00 [+]

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South Korea Imports Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37753.00 42579.33 45873.33 38.61 1966 - 2017 USD Million Monthly