Imports (As % of GDP) rose to 0.377% in South Korea in 2017

Imports (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | South Korea | May 17, 2019
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Imports as a share of GDP reached 0.377 % in 2017 in South Korea, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.38 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, imports as a share of GDP in South Korea reached an all time high of 0.543 % in 2011 and an all time low of 0.120 % in 1960. When compared to South Korea's main peers, imports as a share of GDP in China amounted to 0.180 %, 0.167 % in Japan and 0.988 % in Vietnam in 2017.

South Korea has been ranked 96th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of imports as a share of GDP, 5 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world.

Imports (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cambodia % 0.595% 0.627% 0.677% 0.670% 0.661%
China % 0.241% 0.227% 0.221% 0.214% 0.181%
Dem. People's Republic of Korea % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
India % 0.311% 0.313% 0.284% 0.260% 0.221%
Japan % 0.155% 0.161% 0.182% 0.200% 0.180%
Laos % 0.514% 0.603% 0.600% 0.583% 0.518%
Russia % 0.199% 0.202% 0.204% 0.206% 0.206%
South Korea % 0.543% 0.535% 0.489% 0.450% 0.384%
Thailand % 0.688% 0.687% 0.653% 0.625% 0.572%
USA % 0.173% 0.170% 0.165% 0.164% 0.153%
Vietnam % 0.835% 0.765% 0.815% 0.831% 0.890%