Top South Korean Exports to the World
South Korea shipped US$495.5 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2016, down by -9.7% since 2012 and down by -6% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 South Korean Exports to China

South Korea's exports to China amounted to
$137.1 billion or 26.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $45.3 billion
  2. Medical, technical equipment: $16.6 billion
  3. Machinery including computers: $13.9 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $10.2 billion
  5. Plastics: $9 billion
  6. Oil: $5 billion
  7. Vehicles : $4.8 billion
  8. Iron, steel: $3.2 billion
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.6 billion
10. Inorganic chemicals: $1.6 billion
Top 10 South Korean Exports to US

South Korea's exports to the US amounted to
$66.8 billion or 13.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles : $22.1 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $13.7 billion
  3. Machinery including computers: $11.1 billion
  4. Oil: $2.4 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.1 billion
  6. Rubber, rubber articles: $1.8 billion
  7. Articles of iron or steel: $1.8 billion
  8. Iron, steel: $1.7 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1.3 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $987.6 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Hong Kong

South Korea's exports to Hong Kong amounted to $32.8 billion or 6.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $21.7 billion
  2. Ships, boats: $1.9 billion
  3. Machinery including computers: $1.4 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.2 billion
  6. Gems, precious metals: $1 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $968.2 million
  8. Oil: $941.6 million
  9. Glass: $265.6 million
10. Raw hides, leather: $146.6 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to Vietnam

South Korea's exports to Vietnam amounted to
$32.7 billion or 6.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $15.4 billion
  2. Machinery including computers: $3 billion
  3. Plastics: $2.1 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1.4 billion
  5. Vehicles : $1.3 billion
  6. Oil: $1.1 billion
  7. Knit or crochet fabric: $1.1 billion
  8. Iron, steel: $986 million
  9. Manmade filaments: $527.9 million
10. Articles of iron or steel: $466.2 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to Japan

South Korea's exports to Japan amounted to
$24.4 billion or 4.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.9 billion
  2. Machinery including computers: $3.3 billion
  3. Oil: $2.4 billion
  4. Iron, steel: $2.1 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.4 billion
  6. Gems, precious metals: $1.2 billion
  7. Organic chemicals: $1.2 billion
  8. Articles of iron or steel: $1.1 billion
  9. Vehicles : $824.7 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $583.8 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Singapore

South Korea's exports to Singapore amounted to
$12.5 billion or 2.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $3.9 billion
  2. Oil: $3.7 billion
  3. Ships, boats: $2.4 billion
  4. Machinery including computers: $876.8 million
  5. Plastics: $209.9 million
  6. Vehicles : $162.9 million
  7. Articles of iron or steel: $143.4 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $132.3 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $101.9 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $90.3 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to Taiwan

South Korea's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$12.2 billion or 2.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $4 billion
  2. Oil: $1.8 billion
  3. Machinery including computers: $1.1 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $1 billion
  5. Iron, steel: $445.6 million
  6. Plastics: $394.6 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $391.7 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $350.9 million
  9. Glass: $273.5 million
10. Other chemical goods: $252.1 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to India

South Korea's exports to India amounted to
$11.6 billion or 2.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.5 billion
  2. Machinery including computers: $1.5 billion
  3. Iron, steel: $1.5 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  5. Vehicles : $751.7 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $638.4 million
  7. Oil: $474 million
  8. Zinc: $353.2 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $312 million
10. Gems, precious metals: $308.4 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Mexico

South Korea's exports to Mexico amounted to
$9.7 billion or 2% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery including computers: $2.1 billion
  2. Vehicles : $2.1 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $1.9 billion
  4. Iron, steel: $1 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $987.8 million
  6. Plastics: $620.8 million
  7. Articles of iron or steel: $216.6 million
  8. Rubber, rubber articles: $158.7 million
  9. Base metal tools, cutlery: $143.7 million
10. Furniture, lighting, prefab buildings: $58.4 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Marshall Is.

South Korea's exports to the Marshall Islands amounted to $7.7 billion or 1.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Ships, boats: $7.7 billion
  2. Vehicles : $2.6 million
  3. Machinery including computers: $1.1 million
  4. Oil: $1 million
  5. Articles of iron or steel: $331,000
  6. Iron, steel: $290,000
  7. Beverages, spirits, vinegar:$120,000
  8. Electronic equipment: $116,000
  9. Cereal/milk preparations: $113,000
10. Aircraft, spacecraft: $88,000
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Malaysia

South Korea's exports to Malaysia amounted to
$7.5 billion or 1.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $1.5 billion
  2. Ships, boats: $1.2 billion
  3. Machinery including computers: $802.8 million
  4. Oil: $764.1 million
  5. Iron, steel: $417.9 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $411.8 million
  7. Plastics: $398.7 million
  8. Rubber, rubber articles: $334.2 million
  9. Copper: $249.3 million
10. Articles of iron or steel: $227.5 million
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis