This page displays a table with South Korea Imports By Category in U.S. dollars, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade.



South Korea Imports By Category Value Year
Electrical, electronic equipment $94.11B 2020
Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products $86.55B 2020
Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers $57.36B 2020
Optical, photo, technical, medical apparatus $19.38B 2020
Vehicles other than railway, tramway $18.20B 2020
Ores slag and ash $15.90B 2020
Organic chemicals $12.09B 2020
Plastics $11.48B 2020
Iron and steel $11.12B 2020
Pharmaceutical products $7.96B 2020
Miscellaneous chemical products $7.78B 2020
Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope $7.40B 2020
Articles of iron or steel $6.14B 2020
Aluminum $5.76B 2020
Articles of apparel, not knit or crocheted $5.39B 2020
Copper $5.07B 2020
Pearls, precious stones, metals, coins $5.03B 2020
Meat and edible meat offal $4.97B 2020
Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatics invertebrates $4.58B 2020
Cereals $3.76B 2020
Furniture, lighting signs, prefabricated buildings $3.71B 2020
Articles of apparel, knit or crocheted $3.70B 2020
Articles of leather, animal gut, harness, travel good $3.24B 2020
Footwear, gaiters and the like, $3.08B 2020
Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal $2.95B 2020
Rubbers $2.64B 2020
Ships, boats, and other floating structures $2.64B 2020
Tanning, dyeing extracts, tannins, derivatives, pigments $2.48B 2020
Miscellaneous edible preparations $2.46B 2020
Toys, games, sports requisites $2.37B 2020
Glass and glassware $2.32B 2020
Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder $2.27B 2020
Aircraft, spacecraft $2.20B 2020
Paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board $1.91B 2020
Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toileteries $1.85B 2020
Edible fruits, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons $1.67B 2020
Oil seed, oleagic fruits, grain, seed, fruits $1.55B 2020
Other made textile articles, sets, worn clothing $1.55B 2020
Ceramic products $1.51B 2020
Animal, vegetable fats and oils, cleavage products $1.38B 2020
Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials $1.34B 2020
Pulp of wood, fibrous cellulosic material, waste $1.31B 2020
Beverages, spirits and vinegar $1.28B 2020
Vegetable, fruit, nut food preparations $1.21B 2020
Sugars and sugar confectionery $1.10B 2020
Dairy products, eggs, honey, edible products $1.09B 2020
Wadding, felt, nonwovens, yarns, twine, cordage $1.09B 2020
Photographic or cinematographic goods $1.03B 2020
Nickel $1.01B 2020
Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling pastes $987.64M 2020
Meat, fish and seafood preparations $961.19M 2020
Base metals not specified elsewhere, cermets. $937.72M 2020
Tools, implements, cutlery of base metal $924.94M 2020
Miscellanneous manufactured articles $896.21M 2020
Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, plaster, lime and cement $881.59M 2020
Cotton $880.83M 2020
Albuminoids, modified starches, glues, enzymes $851.01M 2020
Manmade filaments $850.58M 2020
Clocks and watches $843.64M 2020
Coffee, tea, mate and spices $836.03M 2020
Miscellaneous articles of base metal $800.69M 2020
Cereal, flour, starch, milk preparations and products $798.30M 2020
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers $692.56M 2020
Manmade staple fibers $596.24M 2020
Fertilizers $557.10M 2020
Arms and ammunition, parts and accessories $519.73M 2020
Impregnated, coated or laminated textile fabric $429.23M 2020
Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling stock, equipment $424.32M 2020
Tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes $408.21M 2020
Cocoa and cocoa preparations $395.78M 2020
Products of animal origin $308.40M 2020
Lac, gums, resins $302.69M 2020
Lead $295.98M 2020
Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques $290.54M 2020
Tin $268.47M 2020
Milling products, malt, starches, inlin, wheat gluten $263.78M 2020
Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather $261.91M 2020
Printed books, newspapers, pictures $254.35M 2020
Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric $248.77M 2020
Headgear and $200.59M 2020
Musical instruments, parts and accessories $192.58M 2020
Furskins and artificial fur, manufactures $125.71M 2020
Live trees, plants, bulbs, roots, cut flowers $121.36M 2020
Zinc $120.65M 2020
Carpets and other textile floor coverings $110.81M 2020
Knitted or crocheted fabric $110.81M 2020
Umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips $100.83M 2020
Vegetable plaiting materials, vegetable products $91.14M 2020
Bird skin, feathers, artificial flowers, human hair $84.27M 2020
Vegetable textile fibers not specified elsewhere, paper yarn, woven fabric $81.42M 2020
Special woven or tufted fabric, lace, tapestry $73.30M 2020
Live animals $60.70M 2020
Explosives, pyrotechnics, matches, pyrophorics $52.29M 2020
Manufacturers of plaiting material, basketwork $31.21M 2020
Silk $25.51M 2020
Cork and articles of cork $3.96M 2020
Commodities not specified according to kind $13.20K 2020




South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -590.00 3060.00 13419.36 -4043.46 USD Million [+]
Current Account 7160.00 6950.00 12409.70 -3845.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.50 3.70 10.70 -10.50 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 61321.00 57357.00 61321.00 38.61 USD Million [+]
Exports 60735.00 60444.00 60735.00 14.75 USD Million [+]
External Debt 610752.90 604166.60 610752.90 80766.40 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 89.10 92.00 228.10 82.90 points [+]
Capital Flows 6494.40 7007.00 17386.80 -7782.60 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 11301161.00 4724987.00 11301161.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Tourism Revenues 1021300.00 901000.00 2227900.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 94358.00 92416.00 1703495.00 29415.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 104.45 104.45 104.51 13.00 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.66 0.30 2.62 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 827.00 693.00 1056.00 7.00 SIPRI TIV Million [+]



South Korea Imports by Category Last Previous
Crude Materials & Fuels 31757000.00 29093000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Capital Goods 20338000.00 19423000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Crude Materials & Fuels - Fuel 15769000.00 14539000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Consumer Goods 9088000.00 8835000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Crude Petroleum 7089000.00 6619000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Semi-conductor 6583000.00 6261000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Chemicals 6063000.00 5349000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Consumer Goods - Durable Consumer Goods 3839000.00 3501000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Crude Materials & Fuels - Minerals 3274000.00 2891000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Information & Communication Equipment 3074000.00 3027000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Capital Goods - Transport Equipment 1019000.00 1294000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Consumer Goods - Cereals 896000.00 805000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Crude Materials & Fuels - Textile 430000.00 417000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Consumer Goods - Durable Cons Goodsgold 349000.00 161000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Crude Materials & Fuels - Oilpaper 180000.00 195000.00 USD THO Dec/21
Domestic Use 40826.00 38469.00 USD Million Dec/21
Capital Goods - Domestic Use 13068.00 12496.00 USD Million Dec/21
Consumer Goods - Domestic Use 8684.00 8366.00 USD Million Dec/21
Fuels - Use 8343.00 7589.00 USD Million Dec/21
Fuels - Domestic Use 7426.00 6951.00 USD Million Dec/21
Capital Goods - Use 7271.00 6926.00 USD Million Dec/21
Semi-conductor - Use 5140.00 4787.00 USD Million Dec/21
Chemicals - Domestic Use 4164.00 3697.00 USD Million Dec/21
Consumer Durable Goods - Domestic Use 3538.00 3155.00 USD Million Dec/21
Mineral - Domestic Use 2371.00 2187.00 USD Million Dec/21
Consumer Nondurable Goods - Domestic U 1933.00 2115.00 USD Million Dec/21
Chemicals - Use 1899.00 1651.00 USD Million Dec/21
Semi-conductor - Domestic Use 1443.00 1474.00 USD Million Dec/21
Non-ferrous Metal - Domestic Use 1415.00 1164.00 USD Million Dec/21
Iron & Steel Products - Domestic Use 1393.00 1351.00 USD Million Dec/21
Passenger Car - Domestic Use 1079.00 886.00 USD Million Dec/21
Mineral - Use 904.00 704.00 USD Million Dec/21
Cereals - Domestic Use 895.00 803.00 USD Million Dec/21
Clothing - Domestic Use 871.00 1078.00 USD Million Dec/21
Transport Equipment - Domestic Use 828.00 1148.00 USD Million Dec/21
Light Industry Input - Domestic Use 581.00 539.00 USD Million Dec/21
Iron & Steel Products - Use 546.00 556.00 USD Million Dec/21
Electric Home Appliances - Domestic Use 525.00 615.00 USD Million Dec/21
Non-ferrous Metal - Use 439.00 440.00 USD Million Dec/21
Consumer Goods - Use 403.00 469.00 USD Million Dec/21
Consumer Durable Goods - Use 301.00 347.00 USD Million Dec/21
Textile - Domestic Use 284.00 275.00 USD Million Dec/21
Gold - Domestic Use 258.00 93.00 USD Million Dec/21
Transport Equipment - Use 192.00 145.00 USD Million Dec/21
Oilpaper - Domestic Use 171.00 190.00 USD Million Dec/21
Light Industry Input - Use 165.00 155.00 USD Million Dec/21
Textile - Use 146.00 142.00 USD Million Dec/21
Beverages - Domestic Use 136.00 129.00 USD Million Dec/21
Gold - Use 91.00 69.00 USD Million Dec/21
Electric Home Appliances - Exports of 61.00 60.00 USD Million Dec/21
Golf Accessories - Domestic Use 60.00 54.00 USD Million Dec/21
Tobacco - Domestic Use 30.00 28.00 USD Million Dec/21
Consumer Nondurable Goods - Exports of 25.00 21.00 USD Million Dec/21
Passenger Car - Use 20.00 97.00 USD Million Dec/21
Oilpaper - Use 9.00 5.00 USD Million Dec/21
Clothing - Use 3.00 3.00 USD Million Dec/21
Tobacco - Use 3.00 6.00 USD Million Dec/21