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Trends in ICT exports and imports in December 2023



Trends in ICT exports and imports in December 2023 


In December 2023, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry recorded exports of $18.26 billion, imports of $10.94 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $7.31 billion.  


The month saw a notable increase in ICT exports, achieving the highest monthly export performance in December 2023, driven by the consecutive double-digit growth of semiconductor exports, a key export item, for two months in a row.  


By product category, semiconductors (19.3%↑) and displays (7.3%↑) experienced growth, while mobile phones (1.0%), computers and peripherals (29.6%), and communication equipment (25.5%) showed declines.  


Regionally, exports increased to China (including Hong Kong) by 16.3%, Vietnam by 4.3%, and the United States by 2.5%, while the European Union (8.0%) and Japan (2.7%) experienced decreases.  


ICT imports amounted to $10.94 billion, reflecting a 7.2% decrease compared to the same month of the previous year, primarily due to reduced imports of key components such as semiconductors. 




For further information, please contact the Public Relations Division (Phone: +82-44-202-4034, E-mail: of the Ministry of Science and ICT.  

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