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2013 Country statistical profile: Korea 2013

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Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2288 - © OECD 2013

Country statistical profile: Korea 2013
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Unit
‌2004‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
Production and income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
21 624
 
22 783
 
24 247
 
26 102
 
26 689
 
26 931
 
28 797
 
30 254
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
21 688
 
22 762
 
24 284
 
26 150
 
26 888
 
27 051
 
28 834
 
30 336
 
Household disposable income
Annual growth %
4.7
 
2.3
 
2.6
 
2.7
 
1.3
 
1.6
 
4.1
 
0.9
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
4.6
 
4.0
 
5.2
 
5.1
 
2.3
 
0.3
 
6.3
 
3.6
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
9.2
 
7.2
 
5.2
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
4.6
 
4.3
 
3.1
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
2.1
 
1.9
 
3.4
 
4.2
 
-1.9
 
-1.0
 
5.8
 
-1.1
 
Economic structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real value added: agriculture, forestry, fishing
Annual growth %
9.1
 
1.3
 
1.5
 
4.0
 
5.6
 
3.2
 
-4.4
 
-2.0
 
Real value added: industry
Annual growth %
9.6
 
6.2
 
7.7
 
6.8
 
3.1
 
-1.1
 
13.7
 
6.7
 
Real value added: services
Annual growth %
1.2
 
3.8
 
3.5
 
5.6
 
3.0
 
1.3
 
2.2
 
1.7
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
2.7
 
3.4
 
3.9
 
4.7
 
3.0
 
-1.1
 
1.3
 
..
 
General government debt
% of GDP
23.3
 
25.5
 
28.6
 
28.7
 
29.9
 
33.3
 
34.2
 
36.0
 
General government revenues
% of GDP
28.8
 
30.0
 
31.7
 
33.3
 
33.4
 
31.9
 
31.4
 
..
 
General government expenditures
% of GDP
26.1
 
26.6
 
27.7
 
28.7
 
30.4
 
33.1
 
30.1
 
..
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
2.8
 
3.0
 
3.3
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
4.0
 
4.1
 
4.1
 
Private expenditure on health
% of GDP
2.5
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
2.9
 
3.0
 
3.1
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
6.1
 
6.5
 
7.4
 
7.6
 
8.3
 
9.4
 
9.2
 
9.2
 
Private social expenditure
% of GDP
2.3
 
2.4
 
2.6
 
2.7
 
2.5
 
2.7
 
..
 
..
 
Public pension expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
1.5
 
1.6
 
1.7
 
2.0
 
2.1
 
..
 
..
 
Private pension expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
0.8
 
0.9
 
1.0
 
0.8
 
1.1
 
1.4
 
..
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
..
 
..
 
0.05
 
0.07
 
0.09
 
0.10
 
0.12
 
0.12
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
23.3
 
24.0
 
25.0
 
26.5
 
26.5
 
25.5
 
25.1
 
..
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
6.5
 
7.0
 
7.4
 
8.4
 
8.2
 
7.3
 
7.1
 
..
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
8.4
 
8.2
 
8.1
 
8.3
 
8.4
 
8.2
 
8.5
 
..
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
17.0
 
17.3
 
18.1
 
19.7
 
19.9
 
19.5
 
20.1
 
20.3
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imports of goods and services
% of GDP
36.7
 
36.6
 
38.3
 
40.4
 
54.2
 
46.0
 
49.7
 
54.1
 
Exports of goods and services
% of GDP
40.9
 
39.3
 
39.7
 
41.9
 
53.0
 
49.7
 
52.3
 
56.2
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
29.4
 
23.2
 
16.1
 
14.6
 
-13.3
 
40.4
 
41.2
 
30.8
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
224.5
 
261.2
 
309.4
 
356.8
 
435.3
 
323.1
 
425.2
 
524.4
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
253.8
 
284.4
 
325.5
 
371.5
 
422.0
 
363.5
 
466.4
 
555.2
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
-6.0
 
-10.0
 
-13.3
 
-12.0
 
-5.7
 
-6.6
 
-8.6
 
-4.4
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
50.5
 
59.7
 
70.2
 
85.0
 
96.4
 
80.2
 
95.9
 
99.4
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
44.5
 
49.7
 
56.8
 
73.0
 
90.6
 
73.6
 
87.3
 
95.0
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
4.5
 
2.2
 
1.5
 
2.1
 
0.5
 
3.9
 
2.9
 
2.4
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
120 440
 
143 160
 
160 640
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
121 100
 
134 230
 
135 730
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
11 175
 
19 720
 
20 251
 
17 197
 
23 278
 
20 355
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
3 586
 
1 784
 
3 311
 
2 249
 
1 094
 
4 661
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inflation rate: all items
Annual growth %
3.6
 
2.8
 
2.2
 
2.5
 
4.7
 
2.8
 
2.9
 
4.0
 
Inflation rate: all items non food non energy
Annual growth %
2.4
 
2.3
 
2.0
 
2.5
 
3.6
 
3.0
 
1.8
 
2.6
 
Inflation rate: food
Annual growth %
8.0
 
3.1
 
0.5
 
2.5
 
5.0
 
7.6
 
6.4
 
8.1
 
Inflation rate: energy
Annual growth %
5.4
 
5.7
 
7.0
 
2.8
 
12.9
 
-5.2
 
6.5
 
9.9
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
Annual growth %
7.5
 
6.8
 
0.2
 
0.8
 
11.9
 
-1.6
 
4.3
 
7.7
 
Long-term interest rates
%
4.73
 
4.95
 
5.15
 
5.35
 
5.57
 
5.17
 
4.77
 
4.20
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
KRW per USD
796.00
 
788.92
 
774.82
 
768.65
 
785.72
 
804.11
 
824.57
 
821.46
 
Exchange rates
KRW per USD
1 145.32
 
1 024.12
 
954.79
 
929.26
 
1 102.05
 
1 276.93
 
1 156.06
 
1 108.29
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
68
 
76
 
81
 
80
 
67
 
62
 
69
 
70
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
208.3
 
210.2
 
213.6
 
222.1
 
226.9
 
229.2
 
250.0
 
257.6
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.20
 
0.19
 
0.19
 
0.18
 
0.18
 
0.18
 
0.19
 
0.19
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
36.15
 
50.19
 
62.82
 
70.01
 
98.11
 
61.12
 
78.72
 
108.63
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICT investment in non-residential fixed capital formation
%
11.9
 
12.2
 
12.4
 
12.1
 
11.7
 
11.4
 
10.7
 
..
 
ICT related occupations: business sector employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6.1
 
..
 
..
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
92.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
96.8
 
97.2
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
..
 
29 160
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
1 732
 
1 829
 
1 748
 
1 862
 
1 951
 
1 839
 
1 725
 
..
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
939
 
1 057
 
1 277
 
1 407
 
1 400
 
1 332
 
1 376
 
..
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
..
 
17 670
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
18 580
 
18 580
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
..
 
370
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
380
 
..
 
CO2emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
470
 
469
 
477
 
490
 
502
 
515
 
563
 
..
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
..
 
31.6
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
39.7
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: non-tertiary, 2009 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
8 122
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: tertiary, 2009 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
9 513
 
..
 
..
 
Youths 15-19 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
7.0
 
7.0
 
8.5
 
..
 
Youths 20-24 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
22.2
 
23.0
 
23.5
 
..
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
31.2
 
29.9
 
27.2
 
25.7
 
23.8
 
22.9
 
23.0
 
23.1
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
73.4
 
73.4
 
73.9
 
74.0
 
74.2
 
73.3
 
73.8
 
74.4
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
58.5
 
58.7
 
59.3
 
60.6
 
60.6
 
60.4
 
60.9
 
62.1
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
8.4
 
9.0
 
8.8
 
8.9
 
9.3
 
9.9
 
10.7
 
13.5
 
Self-employment rate: total employment
%
34.0
 
33.6
 
32.8
 
31.8
 
31.3
 
30.0
 
28.8
 
28.2
 
Self-employment rate, men: male employment
%
34.4
 
34.0
 
33.2
 
32.3
 
31.9
 
30.8
 
30.0
 
29.6
 
Self-employment rate, women: female employment
%
33.4
 
32.9
 
32.3
 
31.2
 
30.4
 
28.8
 
27.1
 
26.4
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total labour force
%
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.5
 
3.3
 
3.2
 
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
Unemployment rate, men: male labour force
%
3.9
 
4.0
 
3.8
 
3.7
 
3.6
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
3.6
 
Unemployment rate, women: female labour force
%
3.4
 
3.4
 
3.0
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
3.0
 
3.4
 
3.1
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
1.1
 
0.8
 
1.1
 
0.6
 
2.7
 
0.5
 
0.3
 
0.4
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per unit labour input, total economy
Annual growth %
5.6
 
6.9
 
4.3
 
6.6
 
7.0
 
2.2
 
5.4
 
9.0
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
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
Mln USD
28 305
 
30 618
 
34 712
 
38 923
 
41 685
 
44 311
 
49 394
 
..
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
6.9
 
7.9
 
8.6
 
9.5
 
10.0
 
10.4
 
11.1
 
..
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
48 039
 
48 138
 
48 372
 
48 598
 
48 949
 
49 182
 
49 410
 
49 779
 
Population growth rates
%
0.4
 
0.2
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.7
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.7
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.2
 
1.1
 
1.1
 
1.3
 
1.2
 
1.1
 
1.2
 
..
 
Youth population aged less than 15
% of population
19.7
 
19.2
 
18.6
 
18.0
 
17.3
 
16.7
 
16.1
 
15.6
 
Elderly population aged 65 and over
% of population
8.7
 
9.1
 
9.5
 
9.9
 
10.3
 
10.7
 
11.0
 
11.4
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Foreign population
% of population
..
 
1.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
2.0
 
..
 
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
78.0
 
78.5
 
79.0
 
79.4
 
79.9
 
80.4
 
80.7
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
74.5
 
75.1
 
75.7
 
76.1
 
76.5
 
77.0
 
77.2
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
81.4
 
81.9
 
82.4
 
82.7
 
83.3
 
83.8
 
84.1
 
..
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
..
 
4.7
 
4.1
 
3.6
 
3.5
 
3.2
 
3.2
 
..
 
Overweight and obese aged 15 and over
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
30.2
 
..
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
17.7
 
18.6
 
15.9
 
19.3
 
19.4
 
22.8
 
21.4
 
..
 
Transport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goods transport
Mln tonne-km
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Passenger transport
Mln passenger-km
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
136
 
132
 
131
 
127
 
121
 
120
 
114
 
..
 
Last updated: 28 February 2013; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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Source: OECD Factbook statistics. For explanatory notes, see OECD Factbook 2013 (DOI: 10.1787/factbook-2013-en)
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