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Узнать о Корее

Успех в международной торговле зависит не только от вас и ваших клиентов. Изучите деловую информацию о странах, с которыми работаете, ознакомьтесь с различными бизнес-практиками, культурами, обычаями и экономикой.

At a Glance

The Republic of Korea, more commonly referred to as South Korea, comprises 38,023 square miles (98,480 square kilometers) that are home to 48,636,068 people, roughly 21% of whom live in the capital city of Seoul. The country's workforce, estimated at 24.37 million in 2009, is concentrated in services (67.7%), industry (25.1%) and agriculture (7.2%).

Financial Facts:
  • Estimated 2010 GDP is US$ 1.467 trillion, or US$30,200 per capita
  • An estimated 6.1% real growth rate over 2009

According to the Australian Trade Commission, there is extensive room for export market expansion in Korea in such areas as automotive, biotechnology, building and construction, information and communications technology, textiles and clothing and wine. The Commission notes that President Lee has pledged to increase Korea’s GDP by 7%, raise GDP per capita to US$40,000 and lead Korea into position as the world’s seventh largest economy within 10 years from his inauguration. These ambitious goals have the potential to create a strong atmosphere for growth in international trade.

Perhaps you’re interested in establishing a partnership with one of the country’s exporters. You may be considering joint ventures with Korean companies, franchise or licensing opportunities or sales of your products and services in Korea. Whatever your interests and needs, the resources provided here will lead you to information that can support your entry into the Korean market.

Top exports by industry include electronics, automobiles, machinery and equipment, steel, ships and petrochemicals. Top imports by industry are crude oil, food, machinery and transportation equipment, chemicals and chemical products, base metals and articles. UK Trade & Investment advises that although South Korean is often regarded as "a difficult market," its wealthy population and growth rate make trade with the country "worth the effort…South Korea is becoming a lucrative market with numerous and varied opportunities.