Busan, the second largest city in Korea
Busan, the second largest city in Korea and a gateway to the world, has a population of 3.6 million. With its warm climate and beautiful environment, Busan is cultivated by its citizens with passion and affection. Since the Korean War, Busan has repeatedly made remarkable development and has grown into a mecca of maritime logistics with world-class super ports, as well as becoming a gateway city to the Eurasian continent connected with the world. In addition, Busan stands shoulder to shoulder with many famous cities all over the world through the successful hosting of various international events. Also, it is a tourism city that people from all over the world continuously visit. In particular, Busan is constructing industrial systems that will lead the future—such as movies, visual contents, and finance—thus leaping toward becoming a city of affluence and a green city that always thinks of the environment.
World's container ports
(Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, as of 2013)
Asia’s No. 1 international festival
in the Asia∙Pacific region
(Solidiance, as of 2013)
city in Asia
(Union of International
Associations, as of 2013)
Number of Annual
* As of 2015
From maritime industry, logistics, and cutting-edge visual contents industry toward the International Finance Center, Busan is the optimal and ideal city where the culture, industry, tourism, and IT industries are specialized in each district while coexisting with all other industries. Busan’s industrial structure is in the order of manufacturing, construction, followed by farming and fisheries, with the service industry at its center.
* GDRP, as of 2014
The number of foreign-invested companies in Busan totals to 746 and the major foreign-invested companies in the service sector include Merlin (entertainment), Sega Sammy and Toyoko Inn (hotel), Accenture (IT), and Intergraph (engineering).
* Notified amount in 2012
Foreign Investment Sector
Major foreign-invested companies in the service sector
- Hotel(Sega Sammy and Toyoko Inn )