Annual Merchandise Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 09 November 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
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Source:UN Comtrade
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Imports of goods to China from Korea in 2017

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Source: United Nations International Trade Statistics Database, Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Statistics Division (https://comtrade.un.org)

The value of total imports to China from Korea totaled $ 177 billion in 2017. Grows of merchandise imports to China from Korea reached 11.6% in value terms compared to 2016. goods imports grew up by $ 18.5 billion in 2017 (value of merchandise imports to China from Korea were $158 billion in 2016)

Share of Korea in total imports of commodity group TOTAL "ALL COMMODITIES" to China amounted to 9.62 percent (177 billion USD) in 2017 of 1.84 trillion USD - value of total imports of commodity group TOTAL to China in 2017. Share of Korea in imports of commodity group TOTAL "ALL COMMODITIES" to China went down by -0.381 p.p. in value compared to 2016 (it was 10 peercent in 2016, and total merchandise imports to China amounted to 1.58 trillion USD).

Imports structure to China from Korea in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 49% (87 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 9.4% (16.6 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.57% (15.2 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 7.38% (13.1 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 6.23% (11 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.58% (8.14 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 2.06% (3.66 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 1.6% (2.84 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.14% (2.03 billion US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 1.1% (1.95 billion US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes

What did China import from Korea in 2017?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to China from Korea in 2017:

  • 37% ($65 billion): 8542 - Electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies.
  • 5.68% ($10 billion): 9013 - Liquid crystal devices not constituting articles provided for more specifically in other headings; lasers, other than laser diodes; other optical appliances and instruments, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
  • 4.7% ($8.35 billion): 2902 - Cyclic hydrocarbons.
  • 3.34% ($5.93 billion): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.
  • 2.91% ($5.18 billion): 8479 - Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
  • 2.57% ($4.56 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 1.79% ($3.19 billion): 8529 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of headings 85.25 to 85.28.
  • 1.57% ($2.79 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.44% ($2.55 billion): 8541 - Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light emitting diodes; mounted piezo-electric crystals.
  • 1.37% ($2.43 billion): 2901 - Acyclic hydrocarbons.
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