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2011 Country statistical profile: Korea 2011

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Country statistical profile: Korea 2011-2012
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Unit
‌2003‌
‌2004‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
Production and income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Bln USD curr. PPPs
965.8
 
1 039.1
 
1 096.7
 
1 173.0
 
1 269.1
 
1 306.4
 
1 322.7
 
1 417.5
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
20 181
 
21 630
 
22 783
 
24 286
 
26 191
 
26 877
 
27 133
 
29 004
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
20 198
 
21 694
 
22 762
 
24 323
 
26 239
 
27 077
 
27 254
 
29 012
 
Household disposable income
Annual growth %
4.9
 
4.7
 
2.3
 
2.6
 
2.7
 
1.3
 
0.9
 
..
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
2.8
 
4.6
 
4.0
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
2.3
 
0.3
 
6.2
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
5.2
 
9.2
 
7.2
 
5.2
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
3.6
 
..
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
4.4
 
2.1
 
1.9
 
3.4
 
4.2
 
-1.9
 
-1.0
 
7.0
 
Economic structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real value added: agriculture, forestry, fishing
Annual growth %
-5.4
 
9.1
 
1.3
 
1.5
 
4.0
 
5.6
 
3.2
 
-4.3
 
Real value added: industry
Annual growth %
5.2
 
9.6
 
6.2
 
7.7
 
6.8
 
3.1
 
-1.3
 
14.0
 
Real value added: services
Annual growth %
3.4
 
3.0
 
3.5
 
5.1
 
4.7
 
2.6
 
3.4
 
2.7
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
0.5
 
2.7
 
3.4
 
3.9
 
4.7
 
3.0
 
-1.1
 
0.0
 
General government debt
% of GDP
19.3
 
22.6
 
24.6
 
27.7
 
27.9
 
29.6
 
32.5
 
33.9
 
General government revenues
% of GDP
29.4
 
28.8
 
30.0
 
31.7
 
33.3
 
33.4
 
31.9
 
30.9
 
General government expenditures
% of GDP
28.9
 
26.1
 
26.6
 
27.7
 
28.7
 
30.4
 
33.1
 
30.9
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
2.7
 
2.8
 
3.0
 
3.3
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
4.0
 
4.1
 
Private expenditure on health
% of GDP
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
5.4
 
6.0
 
6.4
 
7.4
 
7.6
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private social expenditure
% of GDP
2.8
 
2.2
 
2.3
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Public pension expenditure
% of GDP
1.3
 
1.4
 
1.5
 
1.6
 
1.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private pension expenditure
% of GDP
1.0
 
0.6
 
0.8
 
0.9
 
1.0
 
0.8
 
0.7
 
..
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
0.06
 
0.06
 
0.10
 
0.05
 
0.07
 
0.09
 
0.10
 
0.12
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
24.0
 
23.3
 
24.0
 
25.0
 
26.5
 
26.5
 
25.6
 
..
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
6.7
 
6.5
 
7.0
 
7.4
 
8.4
 
8.2
 
7.3
 
..
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
8.9
 
8.4
 
8.2
 
8.1
 
8.3
 
8.4
 
8.2
 
..
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
16.3
 
17.0
 
17.3
 
18.1
 
19.7
 
19.9
 
19.3
 
19.8
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imports of goods and services
% of GDP
33.1
 
36.7
 
36.6
 
38.3
 
40.4
 
54.2
 
46.0
 
49.6
 
Exports of goods and services
% of GDP
35.4
 
40.9
 
39.3
 
39.7
 
41.9
 
53.0
 
49.7
 
52.4
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
15.0
 
29.4
 
23.2
 
16.1
 
14.6
 
-13.3
 
40.4
 
..
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
178.8
 
224.5
 
261.2
 
309.4
 
356.8
 
435.3
 
323.1
 
..
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
193.8
 
253.8
 
284.4
 
325.5
 
371.5
 
422.0
 
363.5
 
..
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
-5.8
 
-6.0
 
-10.0
 
-13.3
 
-12.0
 
-5.7
 
-6.6
 
-11.2
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
40.8
 
50.5
 
59.7
 
70.2
 
85.0
 
96.4
 
80.2
 
93.9
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
35.0
 
44.5
 
49.7
 
56.8
 
73.0
 
90.6
 
73.6
 
82.7
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
2.4
 
4.5
 
2.2
 
1.5
 
2.1
 
0.5
 
3.9
 
2.8
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
74 777
 
97 910
 
120 440
 
138 980
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
121 956
 
94 680
 
117 730
 
127 050
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
5 651
 
6 366
 
11 175
 
19 720
 
20 251
 
17 197
 
19 230
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
9 246
 
6 309
 
3 586
 
1 784
 
3 311
 
2 249
 
-150
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inflation rate: all items
Annual growth %
3.5
 
3.6
 
2.8
 
2.2
 
2.5
 
4.7
 
2.8
 
2.9
 
Inflation rate: all items non food non energy
Annual growth %
3.2
 
2.4
 
2.1
 
2.0
 
2.5
 
3.6
 
3.0
 
1.9
 
Inflation rate: food
Annual growth %
4.6
 
8.0
 
2.6
 
0.5
 
2.5
 
5.0
 
7.6
 
6.4
 
Inflation rate: energy
Annual growth %
3.7
 
5.4
 
5.2
 
7.0
 
2.8
 
12.9
 
-5.2
 
6.5
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
Annual growth %
1.8
 
7.5
 
6.8
 
0.2
 
0.8
 
11.9
 
-1.6
 
4.3
 
Long-term interest rates
%
5.05
 
4.73
 
4.95
 
5.15
 
5.35
 
5.57
 
5.17
 
4.77
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
KRW per USD
794.24
 
795.78
 
788.92
 
774.75
 
768.27
 
785.72
 
805.22
 
827.35
 
Exchange rates
KRW per USD
1 191.61
 
1 145.32
 
1 024.12
 
954.79
 
929.26
 
1 102.05
 
1 276.93
 
1 156.06
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
69
 
68
 
76
 
81
 
80
 
67
 
62
 
70
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
202.6
 
208.2
 
210.1
 
213.5
 
222.1
 
226.9
 
229.2
 
246.5
 
Total primary energy supply per capita
Toe per capita
4.23
 
4.33
 
4.36
 
4.42
 
4.58
 
4.67
 
4.70
 
5.05
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.22
 
0.21
 
0.21
 
0.20
 
0.20
 
0.20
 
0.20
 
0.20
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
28.80
 
36.15
 
50.19
 
62.82
 
70.01
 
98.11
 
61.12
 
78.72
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICT investment in non-residential fixed capital formation
%
13.2
 
11.9
 
12.2
 
12.4
 
12.1
 
11.7
 
11.1
 
..
 
ICT related occupations: total employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
..
 
92.7
 
..
 
..
 
94.3
 
95.9
 
..
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
..
 
..
 
610
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
1 831
 
1 732
 
1 829
 
1 311
 
1 862
 
1 951
 
1 839
 
..
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
844
 
939
 
1 057
 
1 280
 
1 386
 
1 381
 
1 313
 
..
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
19 010
 
..
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
..
 
370
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
390
 
..
 
CO2emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
448
 
469
 
468
 
476
 
490
 
502
 
515
 
..
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
38.8
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: non-tertiary, 2008 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6 722.8
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: tertiary, 2008 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
9 081.4
 
..
 
..
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
30.8
 
31.2
 
29.9
 
27.2
 
25.7
 
23.8
 
22.9
 
23.0
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
73.1
 
73.4
 
73.4
 
73.9
 
74.0
 
74.2
 
73.3
 
73.8
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
57.8
 
58.5
 
58.7
 
59.3
 
60.6
 
60.6
 
60.4
 
60.9
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
7.7
 
8.4
 
9.0
 
8.8
 
8.9
 
9.3
 
9.9
 
10.7
 
Self-employment rate: total civilian employment
%
34.9
 
34.0
 
33.6
 
32.8
 
31.8
 
31.3
 
30.0
 
28.8
 
Self-employment rate, men: male civilian employment
%
35.3
 
34.4
 
34.0
 
33.2
 
32.3
 
31.9
 
30.8
 
30.0
 
Self-employment rate, women: female civilian employment
%
34.4
 
33.4
 
32.9
 
32.3
 
31.2
 
30.4
 
28.8
 
27.1
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total civilian labour force
%
3.6
 
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.5
 
3.2
 
3.2
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
Unemployment rate, men: male civilian labour force
%
3.8
 
3.9
 
4.0
 
3.8
 
3.7
 
3.6
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
Unemployment rate, women: female civilian labour force
%
3.3
 
3.4
 
3.4
 
2.9
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
3.0
 
3.3
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
0.6
 
1.1
 
0.8
 
1.1
 
0.6
 
2.7
 
0.5
 
0.3
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per unit labour input, total economy
Annual growth %
10.0
 
5.4
 
6.9
 
4.3
 
6.6
 
7.0
 
..
 
..
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
2 424
 
2 392
 
2 351
 
2 346
 
2 306
 
2 246
 
2 232
 
2 193
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
% of GDP
2.49
 
2.68
 
2.79
 
3.01
 
3.21
 
3.36
 
..
 
..
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
6.8
 
6.9
 
7.9
 
8.6
 
9.5
 
10.0
 
..
 
..
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
47 859
 
48 039
 
48 138
 
48 297
 
48 456
 
48 607
 
48 747
 
50 516
 
Population growth rates
%
0.5
 
0.4
 
0.2
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
0.3
 
3.6
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.1
 
1.1
 
1.3
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
..
 
Youth population aged less than 15
% of population
20.1
 
19.7
 
19.2
 
18.6
 
18.0
 
17.4
 
16.8
 
15.9
 
Elderly population aged 65 and over
% of population
8.3
 
8.7
 
9.1
 
9.5
 
9.9
 
10.3
 
10.7
 
10.9
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net migration rate
Per '000 inhabitants
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Foreign population
% of population
0.9
 
1.0
 
1.0
 
1.4
 
1.7
 
1.8
 
1.9
 
..
 
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
77.3
 
78.0
 
78.5
 
79.0
 
79.4
 
79.9
 
80.3
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
73.9
 
74.5
 
75.1
 
75.7
 
76.1
 
76.5
 
76.8
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
80.8
 
81.4
 
81.9
 
82.4
 
82.7
 
83.3
 
83.8
 
..
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
..
 
..
 
4.7
 
4.1
 
3.6
 
3.5
 
..
 
..
 
Overweight and obese aged 15 and over
% of population
..
 
..
 
30.5
 
..
 
31.0
 
30.1
 
30.5
 
..
 
Society
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
28.4
 
..
 
Youths 20-24 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Youths 15-19 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Transport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goods transport
Mln tonne-km
109 430
 
111 698
 
110 977
 
119 562
 
116 149
 
116 788
 
..
 
..
 
Passenger transport
Mln passenger-km
282 774
 
242 720
 
255 420
 
260 406
 
260 101
 
e 
259 336
 
e 
..
 
..
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
151
 
136
 
132
 
131
 
127
 
121
 
120
 
..
 
Last updated: 18 January 2012
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