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

Imports to South Korea rose by 7.4 percent from a year earlier to USD 37.7 billion in October of 2017 after surging by 21.7 percent the previous month. It was the twelfth straight month of increase in inbound shipments and the longest stretch of growth since September 2014. Imports in South Korea averaged 12423.24 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 14.2% 15.5% 11.4%
2017-10-01 01:10 AM Imports YoY 21.7% 15.3% 18.2%
2017-11-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 7.4% 22.6% 7.4%
2017-12-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 7.4% 11.5%


South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 7300.00 13460.00 13460.00 -4043.46 USD Million [+]
Exports 45000.00 55100.00 55100.00 14.75 USD Million [+]
Imports 37700.00 41400.00 45873.33 38.61 USD Million [+]
Current Account 12205.00 6061.10 12205.00 -3756.80 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 7.00 7.70 10.70 -10.50 percent [+]
External Debt 407340.70 405686.50 452718.00 80766.40 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 104.80 105.60 237.00 86.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3991000.00 5745000.00 7638784.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Capital Flows 12748.40 9103.20 12748.40 -3385.80 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 1209500.00 1360100.00 1765400.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1078653.00 1103506.00 1703495.00 213006.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 104.40 104.40 104.44 13.00 Tonnes [+]
Weapons Sales 534.00 165.00 534.00 7.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.61 0.23 2.62 0.00 [+]

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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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
37700.00 41400.00 45873.33 38.61 1966 - 2017 USD Million Monthly