South Korea Imports 1960-2021

Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • South Korea imports for 2019 was $610.10B, a 5.11% decline from 2018.
  • South Korea imports for 2018 was $642.95B, a 9.41% increase from 2017.
  • South Korea imports for 2017 was $587.64B, a 17.03% increase from 2016.
  • South Korea imports for 2016 was $502.10B, a 5.22% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
United States $3,125.22B
Germany $1,586.78B
United Kingdom $924.69B
France $889.36B
Netherlands $661.22B
Hong Kong $642.79B
South Korea $610.10B
Canada $578.79B
Italy $570.07B
Singapore $541.84B
Spain $444.29B
Ireland $436.97B
Belgium $432.98B
Switzerland $375.48B
Poland $302.87B
Australia $301.65B
UAE $288.40B
Austria $232.35B
Sweden $230.75B
Saudi Arabia $218.94B
Denmark $178.45B
Czech Republic $171.38B
Norway $141.96B
Hungary $129.25B
Luxembourg $122.84B
Israel $108.32B
Finland $107.35B
Portugal $103.34B
Slovak Republic $96.72B
Chile $80.64B
Greece $78.06B
Argentina $67.65B
Qatar $66.77B
Slovenia $40.78B
Lithuania $39.46B
Oman $35.30B
Croatia $31.72B
Panama $29.07B
Estonia $21.68B
Latvia $20.79B
Malta $19.47B
Cyprus $18.20B
Macao $18.01B
Uruguay $10.82B
Iceland $9.82B
Brunei $6.81B
Bahamas $4.98B
Barbados $2.17B
Bermuda $1.92B
Seychelles $1.57B
South Korea Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2019 $610.10B 37.05%
2018 $642.95B 37.28%
2017 $587.64B 36.19%
2016 $502.10B 33.47%
2015 $529.77B 36.14%
2014 $635.04B 42.78%
2013 $639.61B 46.66%
2012 $656.66B 51.36%
2011 $654.54B 52.23%
2010 $506.77B 44.30%
2009 $386.53B 40.95%
2008 $501.41B 47.87%
2007 $427.80B 36.48%
2006 $368.89B 35.03%
2005 $308.91B 33.04%
2004 $263.82B 33.26%
2003 $209.25B 29.78%
2002 $179.27B 28.58%
2001 $166.69B 30.44%
2000 $185.28B 32.16%
1999 $135.18B 27.17%
1998 $111.02B 28.96%
1997 $166.24B 29.18%
1996 $169.94B 27.85%
1995 $151.50B 26.74%
1994 $114.03B 24.60%
1993 $91.28B 23.25%
1992 $87.77B 24.69%
1991 $86.13B 26.05%
1990 $72.98B 25.76%
1989 $63.10B 25.56%
1988 $52.32B 26.21%
1987 $41.70B 28.18%
1986 $32.88B 28.14%
1985 $26.12B 25.79%
1984 $27.76B 28.46%
1983 $26.35B 30.03%
1982 $25.75B 32.86%
1981 $27.12B 37.19%
1980 $24.26B 37.09%
1979 $20.68B 30.89%
1978 $15.19B 29.22%
1977 $10.72B 27.88%
1976 $8.48B 28.35%
1975 $6.82B 31.33%
1974 $6.51B 33.30%
1973 $3.84B 27.65%
1972 $2.33B 21.44%
1971 $2.28B 23.01%
1970 $1.90B 21.12%
1969 $1.72B 22.45%
1968 $1.39B 22.64%
1967 $0.96B 19.68%
1966 $0.72B 18.22%
1965 $0.45B 14.33%
1964 $0.43B 12.38%
1963 $0.58B 14.65%
1962 $0.44B 15.60%
1961 $0.34B 13.96%
1960 $0.47B 11.98%