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[Graphic News] China’s imports of South Korean goods unfazed by pandemic

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : March 26, 2021 - 10:00

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China’s imports of South Korean products last year stayed nearly the same as the previous year despite the novel coronavirus pandemic, a report showed, as the world’s second-largest economy bought more consumer goods like cosmetics.

China imported $173.5 billion worth of goods from South Korea in 2020, only 0.03 percent down from 2019, according to the report from the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency.

China spent $10 million or more on each of 59 items from South Korea last year, with the value of its imports exceeding $100 million for the top six.

Cosmetics, including skin care products and facial mask sheets, were the top purchased item by China with a value of $3.13 billion, up 7.6 percent from a year ago. (Yonhap)