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06 Apr 2009
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Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2288 - © OECD 2009

 Country statistical profile: Korea 2009
 
 
 
Unit
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
 
Gross domestic product
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Bln USD curr. PPPs
772.8
 
821.7
 
888.9
 
910.8
 
981.2
 
1 027.4
 
1 114.9
 
1 201.8
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
16 439
 
17 352
 
18 666
 
19 030
 
20 426
 
21 342
 
23 083
 
24 801
 
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
16 368
 
17 321
 
18 688
 
19 050
 
20 473
 
21 310
 
23 114
 
24 838
 
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
8.5
 
3.8
 
7.0
 
3.1
 
4.7
 
4.2
 
5.1
 
5.0
 
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
10.7
 
6.4
 
2.2
 
3.9
 
6.3
 
4.7
 
3.4
 
2.5
 
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
31.1
 
29.5
 
29.1
 
29.9
 
29.5
 
29.3
 
29.0
 
28.8
 
 
GDP per hour worked
Annual growth %
3.3
 
2.3
 
5.7
 
4.5
 
4.0
 
4.5
 
4.0
 
5.4
 
 
GDP deflator
Annual growth %
0.7
 
3.5
 
2.8
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
-0.2
 
-0.5
 
1.2
 
 
Economic structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real value added: agriculture, forestry, fishing
Annual growth %
1.2
 
1.1
 
-3.5
 
-5.3
 
9.2
 
0.7
 
-1.5
 
1.1
 
 
Real value added: industry
Annual growth %
11.7
 
3.1
 
6.4
 
6.1
 
8.8
 
5.7
 
6.6
 
5.5
 
 
Real value added: services
Annual growth %
6.1
 
4.8
 
7.8
 
1.6
 
1.9
 
3.4
 
4.2
 
4.8
 
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
5.4
 
4.6
 
5.4
 
0.4
 
2.5
 
3.0
 
3.6
 
4.5
 
 
General government debt
% of GDP
16.3
 
17.4
 
16.6
 
18.4
 
22.6
 
24.7
 
27.6
 
28.9
 
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
2.2
 
2.8
 
2.7
 
2.8
 
2.9
 
3.2
 
3.5
 
..
 
 
Total expenditure on health
% of GDP
4.5
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
5.4
 
5.4
 
5.9
 
6.4
 
..
 
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
5.0
 
5.4
 
5.3
 
5.6
 
6.3
 
6.9
 
..
 
..
 
 
Public pension expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
1.3
 
..
 
 
Private pension expenditures
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
0.9
 
1.0
 
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
23.6
 
24.1
 
24.4
 
25.3
 
24.6
 
25.5
 
26.8
 
28.7
 
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
6.8
 
6.4
 
6.2
 
7.1
 
6.9
 
7.5
 
7.9
 
9.1
 
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
9.0
 
9.5
 
9.5
 
9.4
 
8.9
 
8.8
 
8.7
 
9.0
 
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
16.2
 
16.4
 
16.1
 
16.3
 
17.2
 
17.3
 
18.2
 
19.6
 
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade in goods and services
% of GDP
39.2
 
36.7
 
34.6
 
36.8
 
41.9
 
41.1
 
42.5
 
45.2
 
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
11.8
 
9.3
 
10.4
 
15.0
 
29.4
 
23.2
 
16.1
 
14.6
 
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
160.5
 
141.1
 
152.1
 
178.8
 
224.5
 
261.2
 
309.4
 
356.8
 
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
172.3
 
150.4
 
162.5
 
193.8
 
253.8
 
284.4
 
325.5
 
371.5
 
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
-2.8
 
-3.9
 
-8.2
 
-7.4
 
-8.0
 
-13.7
 
-19.0
 
-20.6
 
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
33.4
 
32.9
 
36.6
 
40.4
 
49.9
 
58.8
 
68.9
 
83.6
 
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
30.5
 
29.1
 
28.4
 
33.0
 
41.9
 
45.1
 
49.9
 
63.0
 
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
2.4
 
1.7
 
1.0
 
2.0
 
4.1
 
1.9
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
24 986
 
32 165
 
38 683
 
49 187
 
..
 
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
66 070
 
87 766
 
104 879
 
119 143
 
..
 
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
9 283
 
3 528
 
2 392
 
3 526
 
9 246
 
6 309
 
3 645
 
1 579
 
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
4 999
 
2 420
 
2 617
 
3 426
 
4 650
 
4 291
 
7 126
 
15 276
 
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): all items
2000 = 100
100.0
 
104.1
 
106.8
 
110.7
 
114.7
 
117.8
 
120.5
 
123.5
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): food
2000 = 100
100.0
 
105.0
 
110.0
 
115.1
 
124.3
 
127.6
 
128.2
 
131.4
 
 
Consumer Price Indices (CPI): energy
2000 = 100
100.0
 
107.0
 
103.6
 
107.4
 
113.2
 
119.1
 
127.5
 
131.0
 
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
2000 = 100
100.0
 
97.9
 
96.4
 
98.1
 
105.5
 
112.6
 
112.8
 
113.7
 
 
Long-term interest rates
%
..
 
6.86
 
6.59
 
5.05
 
4.73
 
4.95
 
5.15
 
5.35
 
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
ISK per USD
748.82
 
757.08
 
769.77
 
795.67
 
794.27
 
788.92
 
760.67
 
749.88
 
 
Exchange rates
ISK per USD
1 130.96
 
1 290.99
 
1 251.09
 
1 191.61
 
1 145.32
 
1 024.12
 
954.79
 
929.26
 
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
71
 
66
 
68
 
68
 
68
 
75
 
79
 
77
 
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
189.4
 
192.1
 
202.5
 
206.8
 
212.3
 
212.5
 
216.5
 
227.1
 
 
Total primary energy supply per capita
Toe per capita
4.03
 
4.06
 
4.25
 
4.32
 
4.42
 
4.42
 
4.48
 
4.68
 
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.25
 
0.24
 
0.24
 
0.23
 
0.23
 
0.22
 
0.21
 
0.21
 
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
0.9
 
1.0
 
0.9
 
1.1
 
1.1
 
1.2
 
1.3
 
1.4
 
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
28.22
 
24.87
 
24.12
 
28.80
 
36.15
 
50.19
 
62.82
 
70.01
 
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICT investment in non-residential fixed capital formation
%
17.0
 
15.1
 
13.9
 
11.8
 
11.8
 
12.2
 
..
 
..
 
 
ICT-related occupations: total employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
63.2
 
70.2
 
68.8
 
86.0
 
92.7
 
94.0
 
94.1
 
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
26 020
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
29 163
 
..
 
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
2 090
 
2 142
 
1 867
 
1 831
 
1 752
 
1 829
 
1 311
 
..
 
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
667
 
668
 
794
 
844
 
938
 
1 057
 
1 280
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
16 950
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
17 665
 
..
 
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
365
 
..
 
 
CO2 emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
431
 
449
 
457
 
459
 
479
 
469
 
476
 
..
 
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
University level: graduation rates in peer age group
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
23.9
 
25.0
 
26.0
 
29.5
 
30.5
 
31.6
 
32.9
 
..
 
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
29.4
 
30.1
 
31.5
 
30.8
 
31.2
 
29.9
 
27.2
 
25.7
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
72.2
 
72.6
 
73.4
 
73.1
 
73.4
 
73.4
 
73.9
 
74.0
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
57.8
 
58.3
 
59.5
 
57.8
 
58.5
 
58.7
 
59.3
 
60.6
 
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
7.0
 
7.3
 
7.6
 
7.7
 
8.4
 
9.0
 
8.8
 
8.9
 
 
Self-employment rate: total civilian employment
%
36.8
 
36.7
 
36.0
 
34.9
 
34.0
 
33.6
 
32.8
 
31.8
 
 
Self-employment rate, men: male civilian employment
%
35.7
 
36.0
 
35.7
 
35.3
 
34.4
 
34.0
 
33.2
 
32.3
 
 
Self-employment rate, women: female civilian employment
%
38.4
 
37.6
 
36.5
 
34.5
 
33.4
 
32.9
 
32.3
 
31.2
 
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total civilian labour force
%
4.4
 
4.0
 
3.3
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.5
 
3.2
 
 
Unemployment rate, men: male civilian labour force
%
5.0
 
4.5
 
3.7
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
4.0
 
3.8
 
3.7
 
 
Unemployment rate, women: female civilian labour force
%
3.6
 
3.3
 
2.7
 
3.3
 
3.4
 
3.4
 
2.9
 
2.6
 
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
2.3
 
2.3
 
2.5
 
0.6
 
1.1
 
0.8
 
1.1
 
0.6
 
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per hour, total economy
USD
9.0
 
9.4
 
9.7
 
10.5
 
11.0
 
11.7
 
12.2
 
13.0
 
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
2 520
 
2 506
 
2 465
 
2 434
 
2 404
 
2 364
 
2 357
 
2 316
 
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
% of GDP
2.39
 
2.59
 
2.53
 
2.63
 
2.85
 
2.98
 
3.22
 
..
 
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
5.1
 
6.3
 
6.4
 
6.8
 
6.9
 
7.9
 
8.7
 
..
 
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
47 008
 
47 357
 
47 622
 
47 859
 
48 039
 
48 138
 
48 297
 
48 456
 
 
Population growth rates
%
0.8
 
0.7
 
0.6
 
0.5
 
0.4
 
0.2
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.5
 
1.3
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.1
 
1.1
 
..
 
 
Ratio of population aged 65 and over to total
%
7.2
 
7.6
 
7.9
 
8.3
 
8.7
 
9.1
 
9.5
 
9.9
 
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net migration rate
Per '000 inhabitants
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Foreign population
% of population
0.4
 
0.5
 
 |
0.6
 
1.0
 
1.0
 
1.1
 
1.4
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of native-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Unemployment rate of foreign-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
76.0
 
76.4
 
77.0
 
77.4
 
78.0
 
78.5
 
79.1
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
72.3
 
72.8
 
73.4
 
73.9
 
74.5
 
75.1
 
75.7
 
..
 
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
79.6
 
80.0
 
80.5
 
80.8
 
81.4
 
81.9
 
82.4
 
..
 
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
..
 
..
 
5.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
18.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
 
Household expenditure on recreation and culture
% of GDP
4.1
 
4.2
 
4.4
 
4.0
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.7
 
 
Number of tourists
'000
5 322
 
5 147
 
5 347
 
4 753
 
5 818
 
6 023
 
6 155
 
6 448
 
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
218
 
171
 
152
 
151
 
136
 
132
 
..
 
127
 
Note:  Last updated 6 April 2009
Source: For explanatory notes, see OECD Factbook 2009 (www.SourceOECD.org/factbook)
 

This table includes data for Korea on economy, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health, information and communication, labour, migration, R&D, trade and society. The table is part of the key tables collection on country statistical profiles.

Years covered: :
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