Top South Korean Exports to the World
South Korea shipped US$573.7 billion worth of goods around the globe in 2017 up by 15.8% since 2016 and up by 2.5% from 2013 to 2017.
Top 10 South Korean Exports to China

South Korea's exports to China amounted to
$142.1 billion or 24.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Electrical machinery, equipment: $57.9 billion
  2. Machinery including computers: $15.9 billion
  3. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $14.5 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $12.9 billion
  5. Plastics, plastic articles: $9.8 billion
  6. Mineral fuels including oil: $07 billion
  7. Iron, steel: $3.5 billion
  8. Vehicles : $2.8 billion
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $02 billion
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.9 billion
Top 10 South Korean Exports to US

South Korea's exports to the US amounted to
$68.9 billion or 12% of its overall exports.

  1. Vehicles : $20 billion
  2. Machinery including computers: $14 billion
  3. Electrical machinery, equipment: $12.5 billion
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.1 billion
  5. Articles of iron or steel: $2.7 billion
  6. Plastics, plastic articles: $2.5 billion
  7. Rubber, rubber articles: $1.8 billion
  8. Iron, steel: $1.4 billion
  9. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $1.3 billion
10. Organic chemicals: $1.1 billion
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Vietnam

South Korea's exports to Vietnam amounted to
$47.7 billion or 8.3% of its overall exports.

  1. Electrical machinery, equipment: $22.2 billion
  2. Machinery including computers: $5.7 billion
  3. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $4.4 billion
  4. Plastics, plastic articles: $2.8 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $02 billion
  6. Iron, steel: $1.3 billion
  7. Vehicles : $1.2 billion
  8. Knit or crochet fabric: $1.1 billion
  9. Aluminum: $608.4 million
10. Manmade filaments: $541.2 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to Hong Kong

South Korea's exports to Hong Kong amounted to
$39.1 billion or 6.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Electrical machinery, equipment: $28.1 billion
  2. Machinery including computers: $2.7 billion
  3. Plastics, plastic articles: $1.3 billion
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $1.2 billion
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.2 billion
  6. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $997.9 million
  7. Ships, boats: $704.3 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $445.9 million
  9. Glass: $305.6 million
10. Copper: $131.1 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to Japan

South Korea's exports to Japan amounted to
$26.8 billion or 4.7% of its overall exports.

  1. Electrical machinery, equipment: $3.7 billion
  2. Machinery including computers: $3.7 billion
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.1 billion
  4. Iron, steel: $2.8 billion
  5. Plastics, plastic articles: $1.6 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $1.3 billion
  7. Articles of iron or steel: $1.2 billion
  8. Gems, precious metals: $985.6 million
  9. Vehicles : $812.2 million
10. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $690.3 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Australia

South Korea's exports to Australia amounted to
$19.9 billion or 3.5% of its overall exports.

  1. Ships, boats: $10.3 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $4.2 billion
  3. Vehicles : $2.5 billion
  4. Electrical machinery, equipment: $548.1 million
  5. Machinery including computers: $456.4 million
  6. Plastics, plastic articles: $267.2 million
  7. Iron, steel: $232.1 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $133.8 million
  9. Paper, paper items: $123.5 million
10. Aluminum: $114.1 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to India

South Korea's exports to India amounted to
$15.1 billion or 2.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Electrical machinery, equipment: $3.1 billion
  2. Iron, steel: $02 billion
  3. Machinery including computers: $1.7 billion
  4. Gems, precious metals: $1.5 billion
  5. Plastics, plastic articles: $1.4 billion
  6. Organic chemicals: $932.7 million
  7. Vehicles : $751.1 million
  8. Mineral fuels including oil: $649.9 million
  9. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $378.9 million
10. Zinc: $374.7 million
Top 10 South Korean Exports to Taiwan

South Korea's exports to Taiwan amounted to
$14.9 billion or 2.6% of its overall exports.

  1. Electrical machinery, equipment: $4.9 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $2.8 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $1.4 billion
  4. Machinery including computers: $1.1 billion
  5. Iron, steel: $532.8 million
  6. Plastics, plastic articles: $446.2 million
  7. Optical, technical, medical: $415.5 million
  8. Inorganic chemicals: $343.1 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $292.1 million
10. Glass: $291.6 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Singapore

South Korea's exports to Singapore amounted to
$11.6 billion or 2% of its overall exports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3.8 billion
  2. Electrical machinery, equipment: $3.4 billion
  3. Ships, boats: $1.7 billion
  4. Machinery including computers: $1.1 billion
  5. Plastics, plastic articles: $243.5 million
  6. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $172.2 million
  7. Vehicles : $151.1 million
  8. Gems, precious metals: $128.2 million
  9. Articles of iron or steel: $116 million
10. Perfumes, cosmetics: $102 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Mexico

South Korea's exports to Mexico amounted to
$10.9 billion or 1.9% of its overall exports.

  1. Machinery including computers: $2.2 billion
  2. Vehicles : $2.1 billion
  3. Electrical machinery, equipment: $02 billion
  4. Iron, steel: $1.5 billion
  5. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $1.2 billion
  6. Plastics, plastic articles: $670.2 million
  7. Articles of iron or steel: $206.3 million
  8. Rubber, rubber articles: $196.4 million
  9. Base metal tools, cutlery: $113.3 million
10. Furniture, bedding, lighting, signs, prefab buildings: $92.6 million
Top 10 S. Korean Exports to Philippines

South Korea's exports to Philippines amounted to
$10.6 billion or 1.8% of its overall exports.

  1. Electrical machinery, equipment: $5.1 billion
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.5 billion
  3. Machinery including computers: $817.2 million
  4. Vehicles: $462.1 million
  5. Copper: $300.4 million
  6. Plastics, plastic articles: $281.7 million
  7. Aircraft, spacecraft: $245.1 million
  8. Iron, steel: $196.5 million
  9. Optical, technical, medical: $175.4 million
10. Articles of iron or steel: $142.4 million
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis