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Export market ‘consistently No. 1’ China’s position ‘shaking’
Exports to US and China ‘under the chin’
Semiconductor exports to China in the first quarter fell 44.6% from a year ago


The position of China, which is the ‘undisputed No. 1’ in the Korean export market, is shaking.

On the other hand, exports to the United States have risen to the bottom of exports to China, and in the first quarter of this year, the United States rose to Korea’s largest trade surplus.

Reporter Eom Yoon-ju reports.


China, which used to be Korea’s biggest export market and ‘undisputed No. 1’, is not as good as it used to be.

Exports to China between January and May this year were $49.7 billion, down 27.3% from the same period last year.

The trade balance has also been in deficit for the past year, with the exception of the ‘glaring surplus’ in September last year.

China’s share of total exports is falling.

While China has been slowing down, the vacancy has been filled by the United States.

Trade with the United States recorded a surplus of $7.2 billion in the first quarter of this year

The United States has risen to Korea’s No. 1 trade surplus.

Exports to the US also performed well amid the overall trade deficit trend over the past year.

In particular, exports to the United States last April totaled $9.18 billion, reaching the bottom of China’s exports.

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The biggest reason for the sluggish exports to China is that exports of semiconductors, the largest export item, have plunged to half last year’s level.

Therefore, if the semiconductor economy recovers after the second half, exports to China may rebound, but China’s semiconductor self-sufficiency rate is also on the rise, so it is expected that it will be difficult to recover to the previous level.

This is YTN Eom Yun-ju.

Video editing; Lee Young-hoon

graphics; Yoo-dong Park

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