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Korea’s exports in April jump 41.1% to $51.2 billion The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on May 1 that Korea’s exports in April jumped 41.1 percent to USD 51.2 billion. Imports expanded 33.9 percent to $50.8 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $388 million.Exports in April recorded the sharpest year-on-year growth since January 2011. This is a noticeable improvement, way a... 2021-05-03
Amendments to the 「Enforcement Decree of the Environment-friendly Vehicles Act」approved at Cabinet Meeting The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced that the government has approved amendments to the “Enforcement Decree of the Act on Promotion of Development and Distribution of Environment-friendly Motor Vehicles” during a cabinet meeting on April 27. The revisions mean that ① public institutions will be required to purchase only ... 2021-04-30
Korea’s retail sales move up 18.5% in March The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on April 26 that Korea’s overall retail sales in March saw a year-on-year growth of 18.5 percent.Sales at both offline and online retailers increased, up 21.7 percent and 15.2 percent, respectively.The Ministry releases monthly retail sales figures based on surveys of 26 major retailers. Ha... 2021-04-27
Korea’s ICT exports in March rise 8.9% to $17.4 billion The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on April 14 that outbound shipments of Korea’s information and communications technology (ICT) goods in March increased 8.9 percent to USD 17.4 billion. Imports of ICT products totaled $10.9 billion, and the trade surplus stood at $6.5 billion. Exports of all major items experienc... 2021-04-14
Korea's automobile output, domestic sales, and exports grow in Q1 The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on April 13 that Korea’s automobile output, domestic sales, and exports in the first quarter of 2021 went up 12.2 percent, 11.3 percent, and 16.9 percent, respectively.  Meanwhile, for the month of March, output, domestic sales, and exports went down 9.5 percent, 0.9 percent, and ... 2021-04-13
FDI pledged to Korea amount to $4.7 billion in Q1 The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on April 5 that foreign direct investments (FDIs) pledged to Korea in the first quarter of this year jumped 44.7 percent year-on-year to USD 4.7 billion. The FDIs that actually arrived in Korea over the same period also went up 42.9 percent to $4.3 billion.Despite difficult external circumstances... 2021-04-05
Korea’s March exports advance 16.6% to $53.8 billion The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on April 1 that Korea’s exports in March increased 16.6 percent to USD 53.8 billion. Imports grew 18.8 percent to $49.7 billion.The trade balance stood at a surplus of $4.2 billion, remaining positive for 11 straight months. The average daily exports went up 16.6 percent to $2.2 billion, hi... 2021-04-01
Both offline and online retailers experience growth in February The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on March 25 that Korea’s overall retail sales in February rose 10.0 percent. Sales at both brick-and-mortar stores and online stores expanded, up 14.3 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively. The Ministry releases monthly retail sales figures based on surveys of 26 major retailers. ... 2021-03-25