South Korea is the 5th largest export economy in the world and the 6th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2014, South Korea exported $583B and imported $508B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $75B. In 2014 the GDP of South Korea was $1.41T and its GDP per capita was $33.4k.
The top exports of South Korea are Integrated Circuits ($59.5B), Refined Petroleum ($46.9B), Cars ($44.1B), Passenger and Cargo Ships ($23.7B) and LCDs ($21.4B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Crude Petroleum ($88.1B), Petroleum Gas ($35.4B), Integrated Circuits ($29.8B), Refined Petroleum ($27.2B) and Coal Briquettes ($10.7B).
The top export destinations of South Korea are China ($142B), the United States ($70.1B), Japan ($32.2B), Hong Kong ($24.5B) and Singapore ($24.3B). The top import origins are China ($88.9B), Japan ($52.5B), the United States ($43.9B), Saudi Arabia ($33.1B) and Qatar ($24.5B).