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ICT exports increase at double-digit rate to $20.2 billion in October
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on November 14 that exports of information and communications technology (ICT) products in October reached USD 20.2 billion, up 12.3 percent from the same period last year.ICT imports also increased 10.3 percent to $10 billion from a year earlier, and the trade surplus stood at $10.2 billion.Surp...
Trade Ministry hosts Invest Korea Week 2018 in Seoul
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy held an opening ceremony of the 14th Invest Korea Week (IKW) 2018 to promote Korea to foreign investors in Seoul on November 6.During the ceremony, Deputy Minister for International Trade and Legal Affairs Kim Changkyu (center) emphasized in his speech that Korea is being internationally recognized as an a...
Vice Minister Cheong awards government prizes on 18th Foreign Company Day
Trade, Industry and Energy Vice Minister Cheong Seung-il (center) awarded government prizes to 46 individuals and organizations that contributed to foreign investment in Korea during a ceremony of the 2018 Foreign Company Day held in Seoul on November 5.During its 18th commemoration, Vice Minister Cheong said that the foreign-invested enterprises i...
Korea’s October exports hit second highest on record
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on November 1 that Korea’s exports in October rose 22.7 percent year-on-year to USD 55 billion, the second highest on record.This achievement was possible because of both internal and external factors. The internal factors include the Korean firms’ pursuit of manufacturing high value ...
Materials, components exports grow 13.6 percent to $237.9 billion in Q1 - Q3
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on October 18 that exports of 11 types of industrial materials and components in the first three quarters of this year went up 13.6 percent year-on-year to $237.9 billion.Imports also rose 5.1 percent to $131.8 billion and the trade surplus stood at $106.1 billion, surpassing the $100 billion mar...
ICT exports in September reach new monthly record of $20.3 billion
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on October 17 that exports of information and communications technology (ICT) products in September increased 5.3 percent year-on-year, reaching the highest monthly record of USD 20.3 billion.ICT imports decreased 11.7 percent to $8.0 billion and Korea stayed as a net ICT exporter with a trade su...
Minister Sung meets with French corporate leaders at Korea-France Business Roundtable
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yunmo (third from left) had a discussion with French corporate leaders at the Korea-France business roundtable that took place in Paris on October 16.At the meeting, Minister Sung emphasized that the Korean government regards French companies as partners for growth and that it wants to support their business...
Minister Sung hosts Korea-EU Investment Roundtable 2018 in Paris
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yunmo (center in the front row) hosted the Korea-EU Investment Roundtable 2018 in Paris on October 15.During his opening remarks at the event held to strengthen investment cooperation between the two parties, Minister Sung asked for concerted efforts to work towards boosting innovation and technology develop...
FDI pledged to Korea in first three quarters reach record high
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on October 4 that foreign direct investment (FDI) pledged to Korea in the first three quarters of this year reached a record high of USD 19.2 billion, up 41.4 percent from the same period last year.This highest figure ever for the January-September period indicates that Korea is certainly an attr...
Korea’s exports remain above $50 billion in September
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on October 1 that exports remained above USD 50 billion in September for five consecutive months. The cumulative exports from January to September grew 4.7 percent year-on-year to a record high of $450.4 billion, indicating robust export growth.When compared to a year earlier, however, September ...