MK Business News Logo
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 search icon
검색 search
Top Stories
Finance
Market
Economy
Companies
General
Opinion Editorial
Archive
Photo
Subscribe to MK English Newsletter
World Knowledge Forum

Home > mk Business News 프린트 이메일 전송 리스트
S. Korea’s ship exports swing to contraction in 13 years amid China’s rise
2013.01.03 11:23:42 | 2013.01.03 18:14:14
보내기
South Korea is estimated to have lost the title of the world’s largest ship exporter to China, putting an end to its supremacy in the global ship export market as Korea’s ship exports swung to contraction last year for the first time in 13 years.

[S. Korea’s ship exports swing to contraction in 13 years amid China’s rise] 기사의 본문 이미지


Korean shipbuilders exported ships worth $33.5 billion (35.6 trillion won) between January and October last year, down 28.2 percent on-year, said the Institute for International Trade (IIT) under the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) Thursday.

Korea’s ship exports fell into contraction territory for the first time last year since they declined 6.0 percent on-year in 1999, when the Asian Financial Crisis hit the nation.

While Korea’s ship exports shrank, China’s exports rapidly expanded.

The Chinese shipbuilding industry exported ships worth $33.6 billion for the first 10 months last year, surpassing the Korean counterpart to emerge as the world’s largest ship exporter by a margin of $100 million.

Export statistics of November and December last year are yet to be compiled, but China is highly likely to have become a new global leader in exporting ships

Korean, Chinese and Japanese shipbuilders, who win a total of 80 percent of global shipbuilding orders, suffered dwindled orders last year.

Consequently, Korean shipbuilders suffered a steep 30 percent on-year decline in exports, but Chinese companies weathered the impact by recording a 5.9 percent fall in exports. Japanese companies’ ship exports dropped 8.3 percent during the same period.

Korean shipbuilders have seen their exports sharply fall since 2007 because their primary export market, Europe, has been battered by a severe recession. Europe accounted for 29.6 percent of their total exports for the first 11 months last year, far higher than 14.4 percent of Chinese and 13.2 percent of Japanese counterparts.

[Written by Sun-ah Kim / edited by Soyoung Chung]



[ⓒ Maeil Business Newspaper & mk.co.kr, All rights reserved]

경제용어사전 프린트 이메일 전송 리스트

PDF list
Mon, Sept 01, 2014
Latest News
Gov’t and Seoul City agree to TFT fo..
Gov’t to shorten reconstruction term..
Gov’t mulls hiking 2015 budget by ar..
Samsung, Apple, Google tapping new B2..
Samsung Heavy Industries to merge wit..
Sales of Chuseok gifts up at departme..
Diesel car sales sure to exceed 500,0..
Smartphone users download less number..
S. Korea raises minimum living cost b..
S. Korea gripped by ‘special syndrom..
Press Releases&Speeches
[Press Release] ROK and India Hold th..
[Press Release] ROK and Singapore to ..
Today Vocab&Phases
[09/02 Tues] Amortization
abridged, trenchant
Announcement

Terms of Use | Advertise With Us | Privacy Policy | Copyright Policy | Contact Us | Unauthorized collection of e-mail addresses disapproved
Copyrightⓒ 2009 Maeil Business Newspaper & MK Inc. All rights reserved.