Economy : News : Hankyoreh

Semiconductors imported from China by South Korea in 2020 amounted to $17.93 billion, accounting for 39.5% of total semiconductor imports. Korea’s dependence on imports from China is 6.3 times that of the United States (6.3%) and 2.2 times that of Japan (18.3%). The dependence on imports from China for batteries (lithium ion storage batteries), antibiotics, and rare earths, which together with semiconductors, are the four key items in the US supply chain rebuilding, which is much higher than that of the US or Japan.

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