Forbes Global 2000: South Korea's Largest Companies

By: EW Content Team   Date: 8 July 2013

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The Forbes Global 2000 is an annual list of the world's 2000 largest publicly listed corporations. Below is a compilation of South Korean companies featured on the list in 2013.

The values on the list were last updated on May 2013. All figures are consolidated and in US dollars.

In total, there were 64 South Korean companies on the 2013 Forbes Global 2000 list. Collectively, the companies had a combined market value of $684 billion, with $2.989 billion in assets; generating $1.356 trillion in revenues and $66 billion in profits.

Click on the companies' names to find out more information on the company, including the type of industry it is in and its listing name in the stock exchange.

Alternatively, you can browse other Forbes Global 2000 companies, by country, at the end of this article.

Global Rank Company Sales 
($billion)
Profits 
($billion)
Assets
($billion)
Market Value
($billion)
20 Samsung Electronics 187.8 21.7 196.3 174.4
89 Hyundai Motor 75 7.6 114.3 41.5
184 Posco 56.5 2.2 74.5 22.9
251 Shinhan Financial Group 16.3 2.1 277.5 17.2
268 Kia Motors 42 3.4 30.5 19.8
278 Hyundai Mobis 28.9 3.3 28.1 26.4
327 KB Financial Group 15.6 1.5 265.1 13.2
330 Samsung Life Insurance 19.1 0.8 142.2 17.7
366 SK Innovation 65.1 1.1 31.8 13.7
379 Hyundai Heavy Industries 48.8 0.9 46.3 11.6
383 Woori Finance Holdings 15.2 1.4 306.2 9
405 SK Holdings 106.3 0.9 85.2 7
431 Hana Financial Group 12.5 1.5 263.9 8.5
470 Lotte Shopping 22.2 1 34.6 10.3
482 LG Chem 21.9 1.4 15.4 16.2
548 Korea Electric Power 43.9 -2.8 129.3 17.4
550 KT Corp 21.1 0.9 32.4 8.1
555 SK Telecom 14.5 1 24.1 11.5
593 Industrial Bank of Korea 9.3 1 185.9 6.4
612 Samsung Fire & Marine 14.7 0.7 34.5 8.2
695 Samsung C&T 23.8 0.4 24.2 8.5
730 LG Electronics 45.3 0.1 29.6 11.6
762 S-Oil 30.8 0.5 11.7 9.4
773 Hyundai Steel 13.3 0.7 21.4 6.3
781 LG Corp 8.7 0.8 15.1 10.2
795 Samsung Heavy Industries 12.9 0.7 15.6 7.5
824 LG Display 26.1 0.2 23 10.4
828 Hanwha Life Insurance 9.4 0.5 61 5.3
858 Korea Gas 31.1 0.3 34.3 4.7
951 SK Hynix 9.6 -0.1 17.1 18
1026 Hyundai Engineering 11.8 0.5 12 6.4
1197 Samsung SDI 5.1 1.3 10.2 5.5
1203 GS Holdings 8.7 0.4 12 5.4
1219 E-mart 11.3 0.4 11.5 5.4
1234 Hyundai Glovis 10.4 0.4 4 6.7
1276 Lotte Chemical 14.1 0.3 9.8 6.5
1278 CJ Corp 15.7 0.2 20.1 3.6
1352 DSME 12.5 0.2 15.2 5
1354 Hyundai Marine & Fire 8.1 0.4 16 2.3
1373 Korean Air 11.3 0.2 21.6 2.6
1374 Dongbu Insurance 8.2 0.3 15.6 2.5
1376 Samsung Engineering 10.8 0.5 5.3 4.7
1442 KT&G 3.7 0.7 6.3 8.4
1444 Hanwha Corp 10.2 0.3 14.9 2.1
1471 Samsung Electro-Mechanic 7 0.4 6.5 6.4
1477 NHN 2.1 0.5 2.8 10.4
1479 Daelim Industrial 9.6 0.4 10.2 2.8
1491 SK Networks 24.8 0 10 1.7
1508 Samsung Card 3.3 0.7 15.3 4.1
1533 BS Financial Group 2.1 0.3 38.6 2.8
1586 Hyosung 11.2 0.1 12.9 1.6
1622 Doosan Infracore 7.2 0.4 10.5 2.3
1660 Korea Zinc 4.9 0.5 4.6 5.7
1683 STX Offshore 10 0.1 12.1 0.5
1725 LIG Insurance 8 0.2 13.9 1.1
1742 Doosan Heavy Industries 8.6 0 12.6 3.5
1786 CJ Cheiljedang 8.8 0.2 11.6 4
1801 Hanjin Shipping 10 -0.6 10.3 1.3
1810 LG Uplus 10.2 -0.1 9.9 3.5
1829 DGB Financial Group 1.7 0.2 32.2 2
1840 LS Corp 10.6 0.2 9.5 2.6
1881 GS Engineering 8.3 0.1 10.8 2.3
1942 Hyundai Wia 6.2 0.4 4.3 4
1992 LG International 11.4 0.2 4.7 1.4

All Forbes Global 2000 Companies - By Country

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