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Korea's March exports edge down 0.2 percent to $46.9 billion amid COVID-19 outbreak
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on April 1 that Korea’s exports in March decreased 0.2 percent from a year earlier to USD 46.9 billion. Imports slipped 0.3 percent to $41.9 billion. The trade balance stood at $5.0 billion, remaining positive for 98 straight months. The average daily exports recorded $2.0 billion and saw a...
Trade Minister Yoo proposes G20 collaboration on businesspeople mobility amid COVID19 outbreak
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Yoo Myung-hee (left) attended the G20 Extraordinary Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting through videoconference on March 30, and called for collaboration of member countries to facilitate mobility of businesspeople and maintain global supply chain. Issues raised by the Korean government at the G20 Special Summ...
[G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Statement]
We, the Trade and Investment Ministers of the G20 and guest countries, are profoundly saddened by the devastating human tragedy caused by the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic is a global challenge and requires a coordinated global response. The G20 Leaders, following their Extraordinary Meeting conducted on 26 March 2020, committed “to presen...
Trade Minister Yoo calls for more active role of KOTRA’s offices overseas in supporting exporters hit by COVID-19
Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee (right) held a video conference with overseas trade offices of the state-run Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), at the KOTRA headquarters in Seoul, on March 18, to urge them to take an active role of tacking issues that Korean exporters face in the rise of COVID-19. Trade Minister Yoo emphasized the...
Korea’s February ICT exports record $13.7 billion, increasing for the first time in 16 months
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on March 11 that Korean exports of information and communications technology (ICT) goods in February increased for the first time in 16 months and grew 8.5 percent year-on-year to USD 13.7 billion. Imports went up 5.7 percent to $7.7 billion, and the trade balance stood at a surplus of $6.0 billi...
Korea hosts 8th director general-level export control policy dialogue with Japan
Lee Ho-hyeon, the director general responsible for trade policy at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, represented the Korean team at the 8th Korea-Japan Export Control Policy Dialogue held in Seoul via video conferencing from March 10, 10:00 am to March 11, 1:50 am. Both sides positively evaluated each other’s planned legal and insti...
Korea’s February exports rebound for the first time in 15 months and grow 4.5% to $41.3 billion
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on March 1 that Korea’s exports in February rebounded and increased 4.5 percent from a year earlier to USD 41.3 billion. Imports inched up 1.4 percent to $37.2 billion. The trade balance stood at a surplus of $4.1 billion, remaining positive for 97 straight months. February exports marked t...
Korean ICT exports record $13.4 billion in January
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on February 12 that Korea exported USD 13.4 billion worth of information and communications technology (ICT) goods in January. ICT imports totaled $8.8 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $4.6 billion.ICT exports fell 7.2 percent from a year earlier due to decreasing shipments of semiconduct...
Minister Sung discusses impacts of coronavirus outbreak on Korean trade
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo (center) held a meeting with representatives from trade organizations and semiconductor, automobile, and shipbuilding industries in Seoul, on February 3, to check the impact of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus and discuss preemptive measures to minimize the damage to the Korean economy. &n...
Korea’s January exports fall 6.1% to $43.4 billion
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on February 1 that Korea’s exports in January saw a year-on-year decrease of 6.1 percent to USD 43.4 billion. Imports dropped 5.3 percent to $42.7 billion, resulting in The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on February 1 that Korea’s exports in January saw a year-on-yea...