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Korea's Leading Industries

Korea is a global market leader in IT products, automobiles, chemicals, steel, and shipbuilding.

High global market share

Korea has partnerships with countless companies worldwide to create global value chains.
Today, 259 of the companies on the Fortune Global 500 are key partners of Korea, helping Korean
companies in every industry expand their market share around the world.

  • Korea's Industiral Competitiveness
  • Semiconductors(DRAM) 1st 67.7%
  • Display panels 1st 43.4%
  • Smartphones 1st 29.3%
  • Shipbuilding 1st 41%
  • Petrochemicals 5th 5.4%
  • Automobiles 5th 8.8%

* Source : Invest Korea, <Korea, Where Success Knows No Limits>, 2015

The heart of the regional value chain

Korea’s largest companies, including Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, and Hyundai Motor, are
building global value chains centered in Northeast Asia as they export to and invest in China and Japan.
At the same time, the electronics and automobile clusters they are creating are driving global growth in
those industries. This is why investing in Korea, the center of Northeast Asia’s global value chain,
is the most effective way to target China and other global markets.

Go to Korea's leading industries

  • Parts and MaterialsAuto PartsShipbuilding &amp; Offshore PlantsAerospace
  • ICTSemiconductorsDisplaysFine Chemicals
  • HealthcareNew and Renewable EnergyLogistics and DistributionFinance
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