Top South Korean Exports to the World
South Korea shipped US$605.2 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2018, up by 5.6% since 2014 and up by 5.5% from 2017 to 2018.
Top 10 South Korean Exports to China

South Korea's exports to China amounted to
$162.2 billion or 26.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $66.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $21.9 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $13.7 billion
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $13.6 billion
  5. Plastics: $10.7 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $9.7 billion
  7. Iron and steel: $3.5 billion
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $2.6 billion
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $2.3 billion
10. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
Top 10 South Korean Exports to US

South Korea's exports to America amounted to
$73.1 billion or 12.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles: $19.5 billion
  2. Machinery: $16.5 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $13.3 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.6 billion
  5. Plastics: $2.9 billion
  6. Iron or steel products: $2 billion
  7. Rubber: $1.7 billion
  8. Iron and steel: $1.6 billion
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $1.5 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Vietnam

South Korea's exports to Vietnam amounted to
$48.6 billion or 8% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $24.6 billion
  2. Medical, technical equipment: $4.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $3.4 billion
  4. Plastics: $3.1 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $2 billion
  6. Iron and steel: $1.4 billion
  7. Vehicles: $1.3 billion
  8. Knitted or crocheted fabric: $1.1 billion
  9. Aluminum: $659.3 million
10. Man-made filaments: $591.3 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to Hong Kong

South Korea's exports to Hong Kong amounted to
$46 billion or 7.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $34.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $3.3 billion
  3. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.3 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.2 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.2 billion
  6. Ships, boats: $1 billion
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $824.2 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $360.2 million
  9. Glass: $288.1 million
10. Organic chemicals: $235 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to Japan

South Korea's exports to Japan amounted to
$30.6 billion or 5.1% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.4 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $3.9 billion
  3. Machinery: $3.8 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $2.8 billion
  5. Plastics: $1.8 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.6 billion
  7. Iron or steel products: $1.3 billion
  8. Gems, precious metals: $967.4 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $891.7 million
10. Vehicles: $785.2 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Taiwan

South Korea's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$20.8 billion or 3.4% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $7 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $5.6 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $2 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.2 billion
  5. Iron and steel: $575.1 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $496.8 million
  7. Plastics: $494.7 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $335.8 million
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $333.4 million
10. Glass: $323.1 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to India

South Korea's exports to India amounted to
$15.6 billion or 2.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.6 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $2.5 billion
  3. Machinery: $2.4 billion
  4. Plastics: $1.7 billion
  5. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $814.4 million
  7. Vehicles: $777 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $502.3 million
  9. Zinc: $405.3 million
10. Rubber: $332.6 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to Philippines

South Korea's exports to Philippines amounted to
$12.1 billion or 2% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $6.1 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.2 billion
  3. Machinery: $679.6 million
  4. Vehicles: $398.1 million
  5. Plastics: $315.5 million
  6. Copper: $310.3 million
  7. Iron and steel: $232.3 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $174.5 million
  9. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $146.4 million
10. Iron or steel products: $127.9 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Singapore

South Korea's exports to Singapore amounted to
$11.9 billion or 2% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4 billion
  2. Electronic equipment: $3.2 billion
  3. Ships, boats: $1.7 billion
  4. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  5. Plastics: $253.1 million
  6. Vehicles: $179.2 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $157.1 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $137.7 million
  9. Gems, precious metals: $134.4 million
10. Organic chemicals: $134.3 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Mexico

South Korea's exports to Mexico amounted to
$11.5 billion or 1.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.1 billion
  2. Machinery: $2 billion
  3. Vehicles: $1.9 billion
  4. Iron and steel: $1.8 billion
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $1.1 billion
  6. Plastics: $810.3 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $273.1 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $242.7 million
  9. Rubber: $202.9 million
10. Base metal tools, cutlery: $186.2 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Australia

South Korea's exports to Australia amounted to
$9.6 billion or 1.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.3 billion
  2. Vehicles: $2.3 billion
  3. Electronic equipment: $557.4 million
  4. Machinery: $464.2 million
  5. Plastics: $286 million
  6. Iron and steel: $261.2 million
  7. Inorganic chemicals: $143.4 million
  8. Aluminum: $120.6 million
  9. Copper: $119.3 million
10. Paper: $112.8 million
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis