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Overview

  • - The number of Textile &Clothing companies totals 45,475, accounting for 12.3% of total manufacturers.
  • - The number of employed personnel reaches 301,188, accounting for 7.9% of the total employed population in the manufacturing sector.

<Korea’s Textile & Clothing Industry(2013)

Classification No.of Firms
(Each)
No.of workers
(Person)
Gross output
(Billion won)
Value added
(Billion won)
Manufacturing
Industry
360,616 3,801,218 1,495,730 479,281
Textile Industry
(%)
45,475(12.3) 301,188(7.9) 45,163(3.0) 16,663(3.5)

* No. of Firms, workers : National business survey (more than 1 employee)
* Production, Value added : Mining and Manufacturing survey (more than 10 employee)

Textile & Apparel Exports

  • - The export value of Korea textiles and apparel stood at USD15.9 billion in 2014, accounting for 2.8% of total exports and
    representing a 0.1% decrease over the previous year.

(US$ million)

Classificaiton 1990 1995 2000 2005 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014
(US$ million) 14,766 18,656 18,783 13,946 11,634 15,943 15,595 15,955 15,939
(1,000 Ton) 2,863 2,399 3,593 2,810 2,458 2,714 2,713 2,744 2,734
($/kg) 5.16 7.78 5.23 4.96 4.73 5.8 5.75 5.82 5.83

*Source : Korea International Trade Association

Textile & Apparel Imports

  • - The import value of Korea textiles and apparel stood at USD14.6 billion in 2014, accounting for 2.8% of total imports and
    representing a 8.4% increase over the previous year. Since 1990, imports of clothing have sharply increased.

(US$ million)

Classificaiton 1990 1995 2000 2005 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014
(US$ million) 2,316 5,214 4,788 6,765 7,407 12,524 11,987 13,520 14,655
(1,000 Ton) 404 861 1,089 1,276 1,314 1,579 1,511 1,631 1,711
($/kg) 5.73 6.06 4.40 5.30 5.64 7.69 7.93 8.29 8.55

*Source : Korea International Trade Association

Trade balace

  • - Korea Textile&Apparel Industries kept the balance in the black. Afterward it has declined due to constant increase of
    apparel import

(US$ million)

Classificaiton 1990 1995 2000 2005 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014
Export 14,766 18,656 18,783 13,946 11,634 15,943 15,595 15,955 15,939
Import 2,316 5,214 4,788 6,765 7,407 12,524 11,987 13,520 14,655
Balance 12,450 13,442 13,995 7,181 4,227 3,419 3,608 2,434 1,284

*Source : Korea International Trade Association

Textile & Clothing Overseas Investment

  • - Since 1980s overseas investment has increased dramatically to cover lack of human resource and high labor cost Labor-
    intensive apparel industry has moved abroad remarkably, also chemical fiber companies built their new factories abroad
    recently.
    Diplomatic ties with China in 1992 helped a sharp increase of investment in China

(US$ million,%)

Classificaiton 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 Total(2013)
number amount number amount number amount number amount number amount number amount
Manufacturing 952 2,045 1,076 1,682 2,119 3,830 1,117 6,993 1,069 9,446 27,615 119,216
Textile 219 264 239 161 443 398 130 367 129 386 5,383 6,872
Between China 151 135 153 42 314 248 47 155 33 39 3,224 2,490
Percentage 68.9 51.1 64.0 26.1 70.9 62.3 36.2 42.2 25.6 10.1 59.9 36.2

*Source : Korea International Trade Association