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 2020 was $541.02B, a 11.32% decline from 2019.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
Germany $1,446.18B
France $787.62B
United Kingdom $750.70B
Netherlands $622.70B
Hong Kong $606.25B
South Korea $541.02B
Canada $509.32B
Singapore $490.69B
Italy $487.24B
Belgium $412.92B
Ireland $408.88B
Switzerland $395.39B
Spain $373.35B
Poland $290.37B
Australia $267.01B
Sweden $214.24B
Austria $209.55B
Denmark $169.98B
Saudi Arabia $169.85B
Czech Republic $157.30B
Luxembourg $128.80B
Hungary $120.15B
Norway $119.26B
Israel $96.41B
Finland $96.22B
Portugal $89.42B
Slovak Republic $88.78B
Greece $74.70B
Chile $66.52B
Argentina $53.19B
Slovenia $36.40B
Lithuania $36.00B
Croatia $27.36B
Estonia $21.62B
Latvia $19.81B
Malta $19.18B
Cyprus $17.58B
Uruguay $11.26B
Iceland $7.53B
Brunei $6.36B
Seychelles $1.25B
Antigua and Barbuda $0.66B
South Korea Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2020 $541.02B 33.18%
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%