Korea, Rep. Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 573,627
No. Of products 4,284
No. Of partners 223
Imports (in US$ Mil) 478,469
No. Of products 4,487
No. Of partners 226

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.14
Index of export market penetration18.11
World Growth1.50
Country Growth-0.31

Service Indicators 2017

Service imports (BoP, current US$)121,968,800,000.00
Service exports (BoP, current US$)87,496,600,000.00
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)37.69
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)43.09

Korea, Rep. top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China142,119 24.78
United States68,852 12.00
Vietnam47,754 8.32
Hong Kong, China39,059 6.81
Japan26,814 4.67
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China97,859 20.45
Japan55,124 11.52
United States50,908 10.64
Germany19,748 4.13
Saudi Arabia19,590 4.09

Korea, Rep. Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials3,470 0.61 114,560 23.94 9.28
Intermediate goods130,826 22.81 93,141 19.47 3.04
Consumer goods124,302 21.67 108,467 22.67 3.87
Capital goods314,979 54.91 162,173 33.89 2.16

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Monolithic integrate ...85,869,110.66
Petroleum oils, etc, ...33,544,128.09
Automobiles with rec ...19,133,380.18
Optical devices, app ...14,479,267.59
Parts and accessorie ...14,350,859.28
Petroleum oils and o ...59,602,860.84
Monolithic integrate ...33,446,829.69
Natural gas, liquefi ...15,615,666.25
Petroleum oils, etc, ...14,693,459.60
Apparatus and equipm ...13,690,832.04

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Korea, Rep.

Tariffs 2017

No. Of Tariff Agreement 27
Simple Average (%) 5.36
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 232,453,991.40
Maximum Rate (%) 887.40
Weighted Average (%) 5.05
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 68.35

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.09
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.09

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All23.10

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) 2013

No Of NTM Measures (2013)3
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) (2013)30

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) 2013

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average (2013)0.52
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average (2013)0.40

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2017 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)1,530,751
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)28,380.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)82,702.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)5.40

Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank4
Trading Across Borders Rank33

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

CPIA Trade Ratings...

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score3.72
LPI Rank24