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Korea's Leading Industries

Korea is a global leader in a wide range of industrial sectors. Already, 223 Fortune 500 companies have entered Korea, and are working with local businesses to increase their global market share.

Number One in the World

Korea's semiconductor, display, ICT, auto parts, chemicals and steel industries rank no.1 in global competitivess.

  • 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

Heart of the Northeast Asia 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 &amp; MaterialsAuto PartsShipbuilding &amp; Offshore PlantsAerospace
  • ICTSemiconductorsDisplaysSpecialty Chemicals
  • BiopharmaceuticalNew &amp; Renewable EnergyLogistics &amp; DistributionFinance
  • Tourism &amp; LeisureCultural ContentReal EstateFashion
  • Beauty &amp; CosmeticsFood &amp; Beverage