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

Imports to South Korea increased by 14.2 percent from a year earlier to USD 40.1 billion in August of 2017, compared to an upwardly revised 15.5 percent gain in a month earlier while market estimated a 11.4 percent increase. It was the tenth straight month of increase in inbound shipments and the longest stretch of growth since September 2014. For 2017, imports are projected to grow by 7.2 percent. 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
2017-07-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 18.0% 19.1%
2017-08-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 14.5% 19.8% 15.6%
2017-09-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 14.2% 15.5% 11.4%
2017-10-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY 14.2%
2017-11-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY
2017-12-01 12:00 AM Imports YoY


South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 7013.00 10287.66 12861.56 -4043.46 USD Million [+]
Exports 47116.00 48843.00 51630.66 14.75 USD Million [+]
Imports 40102.00 38556.33 45873.33 38.61 USD Million [+]
Current Account 7261.30 7007.00 12086.30 -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 106.70 105.90 237.00 86.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5745000.00 3851000.00 7638784.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Capital Flows 9785.30 8689.70 12277.90 -3385.80 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 956800.00 1012900.00 1765400.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1008671.00 991802.00 1703495.00 213006.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 104.40 104.40 104.44 13.00 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.23 0.00 2.62 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 534.00 165.00 534.00 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
40102.00 38556.33 45873.33 38.61 1966 - 2017 USD Million Monthly