Diagnosis for Korea¡¯s Major Industries

LEE Chi-Ho, Research Fellow, Samsung Economic Research Institute

Current Issues for Korea¡¯s Six Major Industries

Mobile Phones
Shipbuilding
Semiconductors
TVs and Displays
Autos
Petrochemicals

Korea¡¯s Industries Face Three Difficulties

Stagnant Growth
It is difficult to know the time of recovery, and to be first to market through preemptive investments
Combined Attack from China and Japan
The weak yen is leading to a recovery in Japan, while China has obtained technologies and made massive investments
New Risks
Uncertainties are increasing for next generation technologies and markets as hardware differentiation reaches its limits

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