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Korean retail industry sees sales growth of 4.1% in October
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on November 28 that overall retail sales in Korea improved 4.1 percent from a year earlier. Sales at web-based retailers saw a growth of 12.5 percent, but those at brick-and-mortar stores inched down 1.1 percent.These findings are based on surveys of 26 major retailers. Half of them are offline r...
Exports of Korean eco-friendly cars increase 8.2% in October
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on November 14 that the Korean automobile industry’s green car exports improved 8.2 percent year-on-year to 23,555 vehicles in October. Overall auto exports, however, decreased 10.2 percent to 208,714 vehicles from a year earlier. In value terms, car exports slipped 2.3 percent to USD 3.8 b...
Online retail sales up 17.8% in September
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on October 30 that online retail sales in Korea went up 17.8 percent year-on-year in September. Sales at brick-and-mortar stores, on the other hand, decreased 5 percent. As a result, overall retail sales inched up 2.7 percent.These findings are based on surveys of 26 major retailers. Half of them...
Domestic car sales return to growth in September
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on October 17 that automobile sales in Korea rose 4.1 percent year-on-year to 133,016 vehicles in September following seven consecutive monthly decreases.Domestic sales of Korean-made cars inched up 1.0 percent to 110,465 units, and those of imported cars improved 22.5 percent to 22,551 units des...
Industry Minister Sung announces policy roadmap for Korea’s future mobility
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo rolled out a policy roadmap for Korea's future mobility on Oct 15. The roadmap includes a goal to lift the country's share of the world's electric and hydrogen-powered vehicle market to 10% by 2030 from the current 4%.
Korea unveils three key strategies to accelerate the future development of the car industry
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced three key strategies to accelerate the future development of the car industry on October 15. Under this plan, Korea’s green car industry will seek to account for 10 percent of total eco-friendly car sales in the global market by 2030.Read the summary of the plan here:
Minister Sung attends Korea-Germany tech conference in Seoul
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo (center) delivered a congratulatory speech at the Korea-Germany tech conference in Seoul on Oct 8. The conference was part of efforts to strengthen partnership with Germany in parts, materials and equipment sectors. Minister Sung also attended the MOU signing ceremony between the Korea Internat...
Korean retail industry sees 7% increase in sales in August
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on September 29 that the Korean retail industry saw a 7.0 percent year-on-year increase in sales in August. Sales at brick-and-mortar stores advanced 2.1 percent, while sales at online retailers rose 15.2 percent.These results are based on surveys of 26 major retailers. Half of them are offline r...
Trade Minister Yoo meets with foreign investors in materials & components industry in Seoul
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (center) discussed current trade and industry issues with foreign investors in the materials and components industry in Seoul on Sep 26. The meeting was attended by more than 30 government officials and business leaders from foreign-invested companies including 3M Korea, DuPont Korea and Merck Korea.
Automobile exports edge down 3.4 percent in August
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on September 18 that Korean automobile exports inched down 3.4 percent to 164,154 vehicles from a year earlier. The drop in exports is largely attributable to fewer working days. In value terms, however, exports advanced 4.6 percent year-on-year to USD 3.0 billion.Automobile output totaled 249,39...