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South Korea:

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 

a.    Total Population: 48,860,500 (July 2012 est.)

                                                                   i.    Agricultural Population – 7%

                                                                   ii.  Total labour force – 25.09 million (2011 est.)

b.    GDP: $1.554 trillion (2011 est.)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: 3.9% (2011 est.)

d.    GDP – per capita: $31,700 (2011 est.)

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

                                                                  i.    agriculture: 3%

                                                                  ii.   industry: 39.4%

                                                                  iii.  services: 57.6%

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 27.4% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate: 3.4% (2011 est.)

h.    Industries: electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, steel

i.     Industrial production growth rate: 7.4% (2011 est.)

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.    Total Exports: $558.8 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: semiconductors, wireless telecommunications equipment, motor vehicles, computers, steel, ships, petrochemicals

c.    Total Import: $525.2 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: machinery, electronics and electronic equipment, oil, steel, transport equipment, organic chemicals, plastics

e.    CO2 emissions (kt): 10.09

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.    Climate: Long, cold, dry winters; short, hot, humid summers with late monsoon rains, flooding.

b.    Area: total: 99,720 sq km

c.    Total Agricultural Land Area: 18050.0 (sq. km)

d.    Land Use:

                                                           i.    Arable land: 16.58%

                                                           ii.   Permanent crops: 2.01%

                                                           iii. Irrigated land: 8,320 sq km (2008)

                                       iv.    other: 81.41%

e.    Major Agricultural commodities: rice, root crops, barley, vegetables, fruit; cattle, pigs, chickens, milk, eggs; fish

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
  Automobile production  
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
     
 

         Environment - current issues: air pollution in large cities; acid rain; water pollution from the discharge of sewage and industrial effluents; drift net fishing

         South Korea - No Disposable Plastic Bags Declared! 14 Dec 2011

         S. Korea declared a “No Disposable Plastic Bags” policy, resulting in zero disposable plastic bags from the superstores as well as a 55% increase in the number of customers using reusable tote bags, which equals a CO2 reduction of 6,865 tons and a cost savings of 10 million US dollars.

 
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
     
 

Notes on Data: Units: tones

 
     
 

Note: Imports of products of jute, kenaf and allied fibres : 5,500 MT (2009) - 5,700 MT (2007)

 
     
  Jute materials imported in recent years (2008-2010) by South Korea:

 

Sacks & bags, packing, of jute or other bast fibres / Jute and other textile bast fibres, raw or retted

Yarn of jute, textile bast fibre nes, multiple, cable

Sacks & bags, packing, of jute or other bast fibres

Woven fabric of jute or other bast fibres   

Yarn of jute, bast fibre except flax, true hemp, rami

Woven fabric of jute/bast fibre, not unbleach/bleache

 

 
     
     
  Other Information:  
     
 

Hyundai creating earth-positive Zero Emission Vehicles:

 

Hyundai is forging ahead with the development of environmentally-friendly cars of the future, following the launch of an LPi hybrid in 2009 and a gasoline hybrid car in 2010. Environment-friendly vehicle are i.e.  

         

Hybrid electric vehicles:

o    World’s first hybrid to be powered by lithium polymer batteries

o    Localization of key hybrid parts (motor, inverter, battery) 

 

The plug-in hybrid vehicle: The plug-in hybrid vehicle is a hybrid electric vehicle that allows charging of its battery using an external power source.

 

Electric vehicles: Electric vehicles supply electric energy from a high voltage battery instead of fossil fuels to the electric motor for propulsion, producing zero pollution. For the most part, electric vehicles share the same technologies as hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles as they are outfitted with electric power components

 

         

Characteristics of Environmentally-friendly vehicles:

         

         Minimize higher price markup compared to regular vehicles

         Build electric charging infrastructure and develop quick charging technology

         Improve battery performance(Increase energy density, lower price)

         Build Hydrogen charging infrastructure

 

Hyundai Motor Group’s Investment Plans for R&D in 2012

Hyundai Motor Group, led by South Korea’s largest automaker Hyundai Motor Company, announced that it would invest a total of 14.1 trillion won in 2012 as part of the Group’s largest investment and employment plan ever, mainly to boost its R&D competitiveness.

 

(*Equivalent to about US$12.2 billion, based on Dec. 28 foreign exchange rates in Seoul)

Hyundai Motor Group will invest 5.1 trillion won in R&D (compared to 4.6 trillion won in 2011) and 9 trillion won in facilities (compared to 7.6 trillion won in 2011). The total investment amount will be a 15.6 percent increase from this year’s 12.2 trillion won.

 

Of the amount to be invested in R&D, 4.6 trillion won, or 90 percent, will be spent on the automobiles sector, to accelerate the development of eco-friendly and fuel-efficient     vehicles.

Hyundai Motor Reports February Global Sales

Unit = one vehicle

 

Feb-12

Feb-11

Domestic
Sales

Passenger Cars

34,560

29,565

SUVs

5,072

5,796

CVs

14,015

14,044

Total

53,647

49,405

Overseas
Sales

Exports

115,890

68,224

Overseas Plants

191,442

163,655

Total

307,332

231,879

Global Sales Total

360,979

281,284

         

 

Hyundai Motor Reports January Global Sales

 

Category

(units)

Jan

2012

Jan

2011

Sales

Unit

Domestic

45,186

55,412

Overseas

276,571

255,513

Total

321,757

310,925

 

1.    Commercial Vehicles (CV) include buses & trucks.

2.    2. Hyundai Motor currently has 6 overseas plants in China, India, Turkey, U.S., the Czech Republic and Russia.

 

The estimated requirement of natural fiber for Hyundai Company:

 

Total Sale volume of Hyundai Cars in February 2012  :       360,979 cars

Total NF needed for a month                                :       7,219,580 kg

Total NF needed for a year                                   :       86,634.96 MT

 
     
     
  Associate Members:  
     
 

1. Kong Sin Co. Ltd. Seoul, Korea – Jute Yarn [CBC Hessian] and Jute Products exporter  

 

2. Soo Trading Co., Ulsan, Korea – Import raw material (natural fibre-jute, kenaf and flax coir fibre etc.

 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
     
 

Company Name:

Daeyang Floral wrapping

Street Address:

135-17 Jeewall-Li Chowall-Eup

City:

Kwangju-SI

Province/State:

Gyeonggi-Do

Country/Region:

South Korea

Zip:

464863

Telephone:

82-31-7692728

Mobile Phone:

82117652728

Fax:

82-31-7672728

Website:

http://www.ezflora.com

 

Company Name:

 

KOREA MANITO CO LTD

Street Address:

2F. , Manito Bldg 38-15, Jamwon-dong, Seocho-gu

City:

Seoul

Province/State:

Seoul

Country/Region:

South Korea

Zip:

137-030

Telephone:

82-2-544-1834

Mobile Phone:

01197827661

Fax:

82-2-545-8436

Website:

http://koreamanito.com

 

Company Name:

 

RUBENS CARPET CO.

Street Address:

332-1 Gambuk

City:

Hanam

Province/State:

Gyeonggi-do

Country/Region:

South Korea

Telephone:

82-2-4886866

Mobile Phone:

82 10 8949 3244

Fax:

82-2-4886867

Website:

http://www.rubenscarpet.com/main_e.html

 

Company Name:

 

Jeil Industry co.,ltd

Street Address:

316-9, Janglim-Dong, Saha-Gu

City:

Busan

Province/State:

Busan

Country/Region:

South Korea

Zip:

604-040

Telephone:

82-51-2667110

 

Company Name:

 

RUBENS CARPET CO.

Street Address:

332-1 Gambuk

City:

Hanam

Province/State:

Gyeonggi-do

Country/Region:

South Korea

Telephone:

82-2-4886866

Mobile Phone:

82 10 8949 3244

Fax:

82-2-4886867

Website:

http://www.rubenscarpet.com/main_e.html

 

Company Name:

 

SILLA INTERNATIONAL

Street Address:

202-1705, Jugong, Jwadong,

City:

Busan

Province/State:

Busan

Country/Region:

South Korea

Zip:

619-902

Telephone:

82-70-41130963

Mobile Phone:

82 1041840963

Fax:

82-51-9590963

Website:

http://daegu.trustpass.alibaba.com

 

Company Name: Hyosung Corp.

Deals In Import: Jute raw material

Address:450 Kongduk-dong Mapo-ku ,Seoul 12345, South Korea (Republic Of Korea)

            Contact Person: C. H Park

 

            C-WAY CORPORATION (South Korea Supplier)

            Product Details: Jute Yarn Waste

          Address: 301, 621-36, Jayang1-Dong, Gwanggin-Gu

          Telephone: 82-2-4537836

          Fax: 82-2-7621039

 

            Hyundai Motor Company

          The world largest automobile plant

          Headquarters:          Seoul, South Korea

          Phone:           +82-2-3464-1114

          Fax:  714-965-3148

          Website: worldwide.hyundai.com

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

a.    Korea Fair Trade Commission: http://eng.ftc.go.kr

b.    Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry: http://english.mifaff.go.kr/main.jsp

c.    Ministry of Environment

d.    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: http://www.mofat.go.kr/ENG/main/index.jsp

e.    Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy

 
     
     
     

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