As of August, total sales of imported cars with a retail price exceeding $85,156 jumped 65.5% percent on-year, according to data from the Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association. Read more about the impressive increase here:

South Korea maintained the number one spot in new shipbuilding orders for the 4th month straight. Local shipbuilders led by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. took up 57% of global orders. Read more here:

Retail sales in South Korea increased 13 percent in July from a year earlier, data showed Thursday. The combined sales of 25 major offline and online retailers reached $11 billion, up 7% from the previous year. Read more here:

South Korea's large business groups increased their investments by nearly 5 percent in the first half of 2021, according to a local market researcher. The top 332 Korean companies invested a combined $70.3 billion in the January-June period.

South Korea's top shipping company HMM's operating profit rose to a record high number of $1.38 trillion won in operating profits during the second quarter on the back of growing shipping costs and strong demand. Read more here:

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History of US Korea Connect

The U.S. and Korea have maintained a long and mutually beneficial relationship built on respect and trust.  The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement furthers this strong relationship by encouraging the free flow of products and services between the United States and Korea.  The following is a timeline of the development and implementation of the FTA.

Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

In 2015, Korea was the United States’ 6th largest trading partner, while the United States was Korea’s 2nd largest.

Top Imports

Top Imports

  1. Communications equipment
  2. Motor vehicles
  3. Motor vehicle parts

Top Exports

Top Exports

  1. Semiconductors and components
  2. Aerospace products
  3. Chemicals

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