The agricultural sector provides 3.17% of the country's GDP. The main production is rice but the country also produces fruits and vegetables, and cattle-rearing is done on a large scale. South Korea's mining natural resources are mainly limited to gold and silver. Its main industrial activity sectors are textile, steel industry, automobile manufacturing, shipbuilding and electronics (South Korea is the largest producer of semiconductors in the world). The South Korean industrial network is characterized by the predominance of "chaebols" (conglomerates with diverse activities) which account for 75% of South Korean exports. Terciary main activity sectors are transport, electricity and construction.
South Korean economy is strongly export oriented. The country is a member of the OECD, APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) and WTO. Its top three import partners are Japan, the United States and China and its top three export partners are China, the U.S.A and Japan. The country mainly imports mineral products, electrical or electronic goods, machinery and chemical products. Exports mainly consist in electrical and electronic goods, machines, textile products and chemical products.