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Overview

  • - The number of Textile & Clothing companies totals 47,899, accounting for 11.5% of total manufacturers.
  • - The number of employed personnel reaches 303,889, accounting for 8.3% of the total employed population in the manufacturing sector.

<Korea’s Textile & Clothing Industry(2016)

Classification No.of Firms
(Each)
No.of workers
(Person)
Gross output
(Billion won)
Value added
(Billion won)
Manufacturing
Industry
416,493 4,045,121 1,415,810 504,810
Textile Industry
(%)
47,899(11.5) 301,783(7.5) 40,998(2.9) 16,100(3.2)

* 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

Classificaiton 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2016 2017
(US$ million) 14,766 18,656 18,783 13,946 13,899 14,490 13,807 13,742
(1,000 Ton) 2,863 2,399 3,593 2,810 2,791 2,710 2,768 2,868
($/kg) 5.16 7.78 5.23 4.96 5.76 5.35 4.99 4.79

*Source : Korea International Trade Association

Textile & Apparel Imports

Classificaiton 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 2016 2017
(US$ million) 2,316 5,214 4,788 6,765 9,924 14,305 14,507 15,194
(1,000 Ton) 404 861 1,089 1,276 1,575 1,911 2,075 2,104
($/kg) 5.73 6.06 4.40 5.30 6.30 7.48 6.99 7.22

*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 2010 2015 2016 2017
Export 14,766 18,656 18,783 13,946 13,899 14,490 13,807 13,742
Import 2,316 5,214 4,788 6,765 9,924 14,305 14,507 15,194
Balance 12,450 13,442 13,995 7,181 3,975 185 △700 △1,452

*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.

(US$ million,%)

Classificaiton 1995 2000 2005 2010 2017 Total(2017)
number amount number amount number amount number amount number amount number amount
Manufacturing 953 2,057 1,075 1,632 2,116 3,806 1,121 7,148 1,089 7,836 33,235 127,749
Textile 219 264 239 161 443 398 129 367 81 547 5,855 8,996
Percentage 23.0 12.8 22.2 9.8 20.9 10.5 11.5 5.1 7.4 7.0 17.6 7.0

*Source : Korea International Trade Association