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

Imports to South Korea went up 13 percent to USD 43.3 billion in December of 2017, after an upwardly revised 12.7 percent rise in the prior month and above market expectations of a 12.1 percent growth. For full 2017, imports rose 17.7 percent compared to the same period the prior year to USD 478.1 billion, due to an increase in equipment needed to produce memory chips and display products. Imports in South Korea averaged 12608.96 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
2017-11-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 7.4% 22.6% 7.4%
2017-12-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 12.3% 7.9% 12.3%
2018-01-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 13% 12.7% 12.1%
2018-02-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 13% 12.1%
2018-03-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY
2018-04-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY


South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5783.00 7632.93 13450.43 -4043.46 USD Million [+]
Exports 49068.00 49618.62 55128.00 14.75 USD Million [+]
Imports 43285.00 41985.69 45873.33 38.61 USD Million [+]
Current Account 7430.00 5720.00 12290.00 -3756.80 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 7.00 7.70 10.70 -10.50 percent [+]
External Debt 409127.30 407340.70 452718.00 80766.40 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 104.80 104.80 237.00 86.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 9361000.00 3991000.00 9361000.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Capital Flows 10476.80 8429.00 12748.40 -3385.80 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 1071100.00 1209500.00 1765400.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1093217.00 1165638.00 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 January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
43285.00 41985.69 45873.33 38.61 1966 - 2017 USD Million Monthly




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