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Imports of Leisure Equipment Up 2.5 pct Through Oct. amid Pandemic

Imports of Leisure Equipment Up 2.5 pct Through Oct. amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s imports of camping and hiking equipment rose 2.5 percent on-year through October this year, data showed Wednesday, as more people enjoyed activities avoiding crowds amid the pandemic. The combined imports of leisure equipment, including camping and hiking gear, came to US$304 million in the January-October period, rising [...]

S. Korea’s Dependency on Japan Materials, Parts Hits Fresh Low in 2021

S. Korea’s Dependency on Japan Materials, Parts Hits Fresh Low in 2021

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s dependency on Japanese materials and parts fell to an all-time low last year following Tokyo’s control of exports of key products bound for Seoul, the industry ministry said Monday. Imports of Japanese materials, parts and equipment came to US$39.5 billion in 2021, accounting for 15.9 percent of [...]