1 in 10 Cars in Seoul Is Imported

One in every 10 vehicles registered in Seoul is an imported car. A total of 1.91, million cars were registered in Seoul as of late last year, according to the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, and 9.4 percent were imports, up 1.1 percentage points from the previous year.

The city with the second biggest proportion of foreign cars was Busan with 8.4 percent. North Gyeongsang Province and Ulsan had the smallest at 2 percent and 2.1 percent.

A total of 11.07 million passenger cars were registered across the country, and 5.5 percent were imports, up from 4.7 percent a year earlier.

BMWs topped the list of imported cars with about 130,000. Next came Mercedes with some 110,000. In other words, one in every three foreign vehicles on the road is a BMW or Mercedes.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 23, 2013 10:00 KST