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Korea’s auto exports, production post year-on-year increases in H1
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on July 16 that the Korea’s automobile exports in the first six months of this year rose 2.5 percent year-on-year to 1,246,454 vehicles. In value terms, exports improved 7.0 percent to USD 21.7 billion. This increase is largely attributable to greater demand for eco-friendly cars and sport ...
Foreign direct investment pledged to Korea reach $9.9 billion in H1
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on July 11 that foreign direct investment (FDI) pledged to Korea in the first half of this year dropped 37.3 percent year-on-year to USD 9.9 billion. The FDI received by the country over the same period decreased 45.2 percent to $5.6 billion. These declines are mostly attributable to a base effec...
Overall retail sales in Korea improve 8% in May
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on June 27 that Korea’s overall retail sales in May saw a year-on-year growth of 8.0 percent as both offline and online retailers experienced sales improvement.Specifically, sales of brick-and-mortar stores inched up 1.9 percent compared to the same period last year, while those of web-base...
Korean exports in June decrease 13.5% to $44.2 billion
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on July 1 that Korea’s exports in June decreased 13.5 percent year-on-year to USD 44.2 billion. Its imports declined 11.1 percent to 40 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $4.2 billion.Exports from January to June went down 8.5 percent to $271.6 billion compared to the same period last...
Trade Minister Yoo discusses with American businesses in Seoul
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (seventh from the right) attended a business roundtable hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM Korea) in Seoul on June 28.During the meeting, Trade Minister Yoo emphasized that AMCHAM Korea and U.S. investors play a bridging role in expanding economic cooperation between the two countries.The event ...
Vice Minister Cheong reviews Nano-Convergence 2020 Program
Trade, Industry and Energy Vice Minister Cheong Seung-il (center) and Science and ICT Vice Minister Mun Mi-ock (second from the right) attended the presentation of results of the Nano-Convergence 2020 Program held in Suwon, south of Seoul, on June 28.Promoting commercialization of results derived from the public sector’s R&D activities, t...
Korea, Malaysia announce official launch of FTA talks
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (center) had a video conference with Malaysian International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking in the Government Complex Gwacheon to officially announce the launch of Korea-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement negotiations on June 27.The two sides agreed to work towards signing the deal by this November when the Korea...
Minister Sung discusses bilateral ties with Saudi Energy Minister in Seoul
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo (left) had a meeting with Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih in Seoul on June 27 to discuss the Korea-Saudi Vision 2030 and cooperation in nuclear energy.The day before the meeting, the two Ministers signed memoranda of understanding (MOUs) for cooperation in the automobile industry and hyd...
Minister Sung attends Seoul Climate and Energy Summit 2019
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo (fifth from the left in the front row) delivered a congratulatory speech at the Seoul Climate and Energy Summit 2019 that took place in the capital of Korea on June 27.Held under the title of “Globalization 4.0 and the Paris Agreement as Smart City Strategy,” the event attracted some 300 p...
Korea, Indonesia hold industry ministerial meeting in Seoul
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo (left) had a meeting with Indonesia’s Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto in Seoul on June 26.The two Ministers discussed ways to expand bilateral trade and to improve cooperation in key industries such as steel, petrochemicals, and automobiles.