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

Imports to South Korea rose by 16.2 percent year-on-year to USD 44.9 billion in July of 2018, faster than a 10.8 percent rise in a month earlier and compared to market estimates of a 16.6 percent growth. Imports in South Korea averaged 12960.98 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
2018-06-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 12.6% 14.5% 10.7%
2018-07-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 10.7% 12.6% 11.4%
2018-08-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 16.2% 10.8% 16.6% 11%
2018-09-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 16.2%
2018-10-01 01:10 AM Imports YoY
2018-11-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY


South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 7006.00 6240.39 13419.36 -4043.46 USD Million [+]
Exports 51882.00 51184.67 55115.24 14.75 USD Million [+]
Imports 44876.00 44944.29 45873.33 38.61 USD Million [+]
Current Account 7380.00 8680.60 12287.50 -3756.80 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 5.60 7.00 10.70 -10.50 percent [+]
External Debt 433886.70 418823.50 452718.00 80766.40 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 97.10 97.50 237.00 86.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10820000.00 4934000.00 10820000.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Capital Flows 4721.30 6862.30 12748.40 -3385.80 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 1348900.00 1278700.00 1765400.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1282093.00 1238021.00 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
44876.00 44944.29 45873.33 38.61 1966 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




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