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Overall retail sales in Korea increase 2% in May
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on June 30 that Korea’s overall retail sales in May saw a year-on-year growth of 2.0 percent. Specifically, brick-and-mortar sales fell 6.1 percent, while web-based retailers jumped 13.5 percent. The Ministry releases monthly retail sales figures based on surveys of 26 major retailers. Half...
Minister Sung holds webinar on Korea’s COVID-19 response to make “K-quarantine model” global standard
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo held the “International webinar on Korea’s COVID-19 response: Protecting the planet with standards” on June 15, to establish cooperation with major international organizations in an effort to make the “K-quarantine strategy” the global standard for public health. T...
Minister Sung holds meeting to discuss post-corona cooperative strategy for automakers
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo (left) held a meeting with representatives of the automobile and the financial sectors at Korea Fuel Tech research center in Pangyo, Gyeonggi Province, on June 15, to discuss measures to revive the coronavirus-hit auto industry through financial support. The meeting was attended by representati...
Industry Ministry seeks to expand support for retail industry while demand soars for online delivery
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo (right) visited the logistics center of Emart Online Store run by SSG.COM, an online retailer, on June 10, to check the industry’s response to the surge in online retail purchases and discuss measures to bolster overseas exports of retail services and technologies. Minister Sung emphasize...
Korean exports of electric vehicles reach record high in May
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on June 11 that Korean exports of electric vehicles hit record high in May, reaching 11,496 units. Overall automobile exports and production, however, decreased due to the effects of COVID-19. Meanwhile, domestic sales posted a year-on-year growth. The number of Korean vehicles produced by Korean...
Korea’s retail sales rise 3.9 percent in April
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on May 29 that Korea’s retail sales in April rose 3.9 percent compared to the same period last year. In particular, online retail sales jumped 16.9 percent. Brick-and-mortar sales, on the other hand, decreased 5.5 percent. The Ministry releases monthly retail sales figures based on surveys ...
Industry Ministry holds 6th post-corona industrial strategy dialogue with construction equipment makers
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo (left) held a meeting with representatives of the equipment industry at the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation headquarters, on May 27, to check up on the status of a leading industry in the Korean economy that is experiencing a significant slowdown in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. Minis...
Korean auto exports dip in April, domestic sales increase
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on May 16 that Korea’s automobile production and exports decreased due to stagnant global demand, but domestic sales increased in April. The number of Korean vehicles produced by Korean automakers fell 22.2 percent to 289,515 units. The decrease was attributable mainly to fewer working days...
Industry Ministry holds 2nd post-corona industrial strategy dialogue with representatives of materials, parts and equipment sectors
Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Sung Yun-mo (right) held a meeting with representatives of the materials, parts and equipment sectors and various R&D institutions at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry headquarters, on May 11, to check the progress of supply stabilization of the 100 core items affected by Japanese export restrictions...
Retail sales in Korea drop 3.3% in March
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on April 28 that Korea’s online and offline retailers in March saw a year-on-year decrease of 3.3 percent. Brick-and-mortar stores experienced a sales decrease of 17.6 percent, while sales at online retailers grew by 16.9 percent. The Ministry releases monthly retail sales figures based on ...