Retail and Wholesale in South Korea

Country Report

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Aug 2019

Leading retail companies are anticipating a decline in profitability in the upcoming years

The retail and wholesale industry is forecast to grow by a 4% CAGR between 2018 and 2023, as companies tailor their services to consumer needs and search intensively for a competitive edge to attract customers

A decline in the manufacturing sector hampers the wholesale category, which saw an increase of only 1% in 2018

The retail and wholesale industry expands by 3% in 2018, boosted by increasing household expenditure and thriving internet retailing

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Retail and Wholesale in South Korea

Headlines

Prospects

Consumers are set to become more price conscious
Groceries and beauty products are set to drive internet retailing
Declining manufacturing industries act as a drag for wholesale category

Competitive Landscape

Well-known brands help to attract customers to bricks-and-mortar stores
Companies are anticipating lower profits in the upcoming years

Industry Overview

Chart 1 Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 2 Value Added 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 3 Profit and Profit Margin 2013-2018
Chart 4 Turnover and Growth by Category 2018, LCU million
Chart 5 Wholesale Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 6 Retail Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 7 Sale, Maintenance And Repair Of Motor Vehicles, Retail Sale Of Automotive Fuel Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 8 Absolute Growth by Category, LCU million

Cost Structure

Chart 9 Cost Structure 2018, LCU million

Trade

Chart 10 Imports, Exports and Trade Balance 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 11 Exports 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 12 Exports Share by Category 2013-2018, % of Total Exports
Chart 13 Imports 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 14 Imports Share by Category 2013-2018, % of Total Imports

Market Structure

Chart 15 Market Structure by Category 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 16 Market Share by Category 2013-2018, % of Total Market

Buyers

Chart 17 Market Structure by Buyer 2018, LCU million

Firmographics

Chart 18 Employment Statistics and Productivity 2013-2018
Chart 19 Number of Companies by Company's Size 2013-2018
Chart 20 Firmographics Distribution by Turnover 2013-2018, % of total Turnover
Chart 21 Industry Concentration 2013-2018, % Share of Turnover
Chart 22 Top Companies' Shares 2018, % of Turnover
Chart 23 Top 5 Companies' Share Dynamics 2013-2018, % of Turnover
Chart 24 Turnover Performance by Company 2013-2018

Digital Business

Chart 25 Share of E-Commerce Activities 2018-2023, %
Chart 26 Number of Companies Receiving Orders Online 2013-2018
Chart 27 Number of Companies Placing Orders Online 2013-2018
Chart 28 Revenue from E-Commerce, 2013-2018, LCU million

Industry Context

Chart 29 Attractiveness Index in Selected Industries 2018
Chart 30 Industry vs GDP Performance 2003-2023, % y-o-y Growth
Chart 31 Retail and wholesale vs Other Industries 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 32 Industry Turnover by Region 2018, USD million
Chart 33 Retail and Wholesale in Asia Pacific 2003-2023, USD million