South Korea is the 7th largest export economy in the world and the 2nd most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2016, South Korea exported $483B and imported $389B, resulting in a positive trade balance of $93.7B. In 2016 the GDP of South Korea was $1.41T and its GDP per capita was $35.8k.
The top exports of South Korea are Integrated Circuits ($49.3B), Cars ($37.4B), Passenger and Cargo Ships ($25.1B), Refined Petroleum ($24B) and Vehicle Parts ($21.7B), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Crude Petroleum ($44.3B), Integrated Circuits ($19.8B), Petroleum Gas ($14.9B), Refined Petroleum ($11.7B) and Cars ($9.3B).
The top export destinations of South Korea are China ($124B), the United States ($66.7B), Hong Kong ($32.8B), Vietnam ($32.6B) and Japan ($24.4B). The top import origins are China ($93.7B), Japan ($46.2B), the United States ($42.3B), Germany ($19.3B) and Singapore ($14.5B).