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Automotive Industry

Vision and Development Strategy
Vision and Development Strategy
Creating an eco-friendly smart car center city to lead the future of the automotive Industry
Stage 1st stage (2019~2020)<Building foundation for future automotive industry> 2nd stage (2021~2025)<Vitalization of future automobile industry> 3rd stage (2026~ )<Expansion of future automobile industry>
Goal Establishment of automobile assembly plant Production increase of finished automobiles Entry into global market
Attracting overseas companies Fostering finished automobiles and parts companies Fostering finished automobiles and parts companies
Job creation Fostering finished automobiles and parts companies Fostering finished automobiles and parts companies
Scale and Status of Automobile Production in Gwangju
Gwangju has a production capacity of 620,000 units, the second-largest automobile production capacity in Korea.
  • Gwangju accounts for 620,000 units (13.5%) of the 4,589,000 domestic production capacity* The 50-year tradition of Gwangju automobile industry (established Asia Motors in '65 and acquired Hyundai Motor in '98)
Gwangju automotive industry is the largest flagship industry among Gwangju manufacturing industries.
  • Accounted for 41.3% (13.4 trillion won) sales, 12.3% total companies (152 companies), 23.7% number of employees (16,000 employees)  
  • Status of sales, number of companies, employees, production amount and added value

(Unit: each, persons, 100 million KRW, %)

Status of sales, number of companies, employees, production amount and added value
Classification SalesAmount / (%) Numberof companies / (%) Numberof employees / (%) Addedvalue / (%)
GwangjuManufacturing Industry 325,467/ 100% 1,239/ 100% 66,255/ 100% 105,223/ 100%
Automobile(parts) 134,520/ 41.3% 152/ 12.3% 15,704/ 23.7% 41,407/ 39.4%

* Source: Statistics Korea survey on mining and manufacturing (As of 2017, businesses with 10 workers or more)

Gwangju’s largest export industry, accounting for 40.7% of total manufacturing exports.

- Export status

(Unit: each, persons, 100 million KRW, %)

Export status
Classification 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Amount Importance Amount Importance Amount Importance Amount Importance Amount Importance
AllGwangju 15,868 - 16,258 - 15,305 - 14,699 - 14,951 -
AutomobileIndustry 5,689 40.8 6,628 41.0 6,278 42.0 6,175 40.7 6,086 40.7
Automobiles 5,446 38.7 6,291 39.2 6,007 40.2 5,904 39.2 5,867 39.2
Parts 243 2.1 337 1.8 271 1.8 271 1.5 219 1.5

* Source: Korea International Trade Association Import and Export of local governments (2017; <MTI 741 automobiles, 742 automobile parts> ) * 27 primary automotive parts suppliers, 3.2% of the total (851 companies) in Korea

Gwangju Automobile Production

(Unit: number of vehicles)

Gwangju Automobile Production
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
479,880 538,896 533,483 498,680 492,233 455,252