South Korea Imports 1960-2022

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 2021 was $684.20B, a 27.48% increase from 2020.
  • South Korea imports for 2020 was $536.73B, a 10.91% decline from 2019.
  • South Korea imports for 2019 was $602.46B, a 6.3% decline from 2018.
  • South Korea imports for 2018 was $642.95B, a 9.41% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Billions of US $
Germany $1,770.61B
France $940.54B
United Kingdom $900.17B
Netherlands $738.97B
Hong Kong $733.26B
South Korea $684.20B
Italy $636.72B
Singapore $609.27B
Canada $607.88B
Belgium $503.99B
Spain $476.18B
Ireland $471.42B
Switzerland $448.39B
Poland $382.25B
Australia $275.13B
Sweden $262.93B
Austria $262.61B
Denmark $209.91B
Saudi Arabia $202.95B
Czech Republic $196.31B
Luxembourg $153.24B
Hungary $146.87B
Norway $140.45B
Israel $121.67B
Finland $115.77B
Portugal $112.51B
Slovak Republic $108.55B
Greece $104.99B
Chile $103.18B
Argentina $74.35B
Lithuania $49.90B
Slovenia $48.12B
Croatia $35.52B
Estonia $29.11B
Latvia $25.71B
Malta $23.21B
Macao $22.69B
Cyprus $22.16B
Uruguay $15.02B
Iceland $10.25B
Brunei $9.38B
Bahamas $4.72B
Bermuda $1.71B
Seychelles $1.47B
South Korea Imports - Historical Data
Year Billions of US $ % of GDP
2021 $684.20B 38.04%
2020 $536.73B 32.77%
2019 $602.46B 36.48%
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%