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2014 Country statistical profile: Korea 2014/2

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Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2288 - © OECD 2014

Country statistical profile: Korea 2014
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Unit
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
Production and income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
25 820
 
27 910
 
28 718
 
28 481
 
30 423
 
31 327
 
31 822
 
33 140
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
26 227
 
e 
28 175
 
e 
28 990
 
e 
28 523
 
e 
30 454
 
31 512
 
32 148
 
33 436
 
Household disposable income
Annual growth %
2.6
 
2.7
 
1.3
 
1.6
 
4.1
 
2.0
 
1.5
 
3.7
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
5.2
 
5.5
 
2.8
 
0.7
 
6.5
 
3.7
 
2.3
 
3.0
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
5.2
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
4.6
 
4.7
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
5.1
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
3.6
 
5.0
 
-0.9
 
0.3
 
5.5
 
0.8
 
-0.5
 
4.2
 
Economic structure: share of real value added
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agriculture, forestry, fishing
%
3.0
 
2.7
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.3
 
Industry
%
30.6
 
30.9
 
30.5
 
31.0
 
33.1
 
33.5
 
33.3
 
33.6
 
Trade, transport, accomm., restaurants, communication
%
20.0
 
19.8
 
19.9
 
19.4
 
19.2
 
19.0
 
19.1
 
19.0
 
Finance, insurance, real estate, business
%
21.3
 
21.5
 
21.8
 
21.4
 
21.0
 
21.1
 
21.1
 
20.7
 
Other services (ISIC Rev.4 O - U)
%
18.8
 
18.9
 
19.6
 
19.9
 
19.0
 
18.9
 
19.3
 
19.4
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
3.9
 
4.7
 
3.0
 
-1.1
 
1.0
 
1.0
 
1.0
 
..
 
General government debt
% of GDP
26.9
 
26.8
 
27.8
 
30.8
 
31.7
 
33.1
 
34.7
 
..
 
General government revenues
% of GDP
31.7
 
33.3
 
33.4
 
31.9
 
32.0
 
33.3
 
33.7
 
..
 
General government expenditures
% of GDP
27.7
 
28.7
 
30.4
 
33.1
 
31.0
 
32.3
 
32.7
 
..
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
3.3
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
4.1
 
e 
Private expenditure on health
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
3.3
 
..
 
..
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
7.5
 
7.7
 
8.4
 
9.6
 
9.2
 
9.1
 
9.3
 
..
 
Private social expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
2.2
 
2.4
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Public pension expenditure
% of GDP
1.6
 
1.7
 
2.0
 
2.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private pension expenditure
% of GDP
..
 
0.9
 
0.8
 
1.1
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.8
 
..
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
..
 
0.07
 
0.09
 
0.10
 
0.12
 
0.12
 
0.14
 
..
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
25.0
 
26.5
 
26.5
 
25.5
 
25.1
 
25.9
 
26.8
 
..
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
7.4
 
8.4
 
8.2
 
7.3
 
7.1
 
7.8
 
8.0
 
..
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
8.1
 
8.3
 
8.4
 
8.2
 
8.5
 
8.1
 
8.4
 
..
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
18.2
 
19.7
 
20.0
 
19.5
 
20.1
 
20.5
 
21.0
 
21.4
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imports of goods and services
% of GDP
36.4
 
38.1
 
50.0
 
42.9
 
46.2
 
54.3
 
53.5
 
48.9
 
Exports of goods and services
% of GDP
37.2
 
39.2
 
50.0
 
47.5
 
49.4
 
55.7
 
56.3
 
53.9
 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
41.2
 
..
 
28.3
 
..
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
425.2
 
..
 
519.6
 
..
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
466.4
 
..
 
547.9
 
..
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
-13.4
 
-12.2
 
-5.3
 
-6.0
 
-8.5
 
-6.0
 
5.8
 
6.2
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
70.2
 
85.1
 
95.7
 
79.6
 
95.7
 
101.2
 
105.7
 
106.8
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
56.9
 
73.0
 
90.4
 
73.6
 
87.2
 
95.2
 
111.5
 
113.1
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
1.3
 
2.0
 
0.6
 
3.5
 
2.5
 
2.1
 
4.0
 
5.4
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
143 160
 
171 530
 
196 410
 
..
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
115 770
 
121 956
 
94 680
 
121 100
 
134 230
 
133 660
 
156 140
 
167 350
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
9 162
 
8 827
 
11 188
 
9 022
 
9 497
 
9 773
 
9 496
 
12 221
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
12 769
 
22 074
 
19 633
 
17 436
 
28 280
 
29 705
 
30 632
 
29 172
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inflation rate: all items
Annual growth %
2.2
 
2.5
 
4.7
 
2.8
 
2.9
 
4.0
 
2.2
 
1.3
 
Inflation rate: all items non food non energy
Annual growth %
2.0
 
2.5
 
3.6
 
3.0
 
1.8
 
2.6
 
1.6
 
1.5
 
Inflation rate: food
Annual growth %
0.5
 
2.5
 
5.0
 
7.6
 
6.4
 
8.1
 
4.0
 
0.9
 
Inflation rate: energy
Annual growth %
7.0
 
2.8
 
12.9
 
-5.2
 
6.5
 
9.9
 
4.3
 
0.3
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
Annual growth %
0.1
 
0.8
 
12.1
 
-1.8
 
4.3
 
9.0
 
-0.4
 
-3.0
 
Long-term interest rates
%
5.15
 
5.35
 
5.57
 
5.17
 
4.77
 
4.20
 
3.45
 
3.28
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
KRW per USD
773.48
 
769.16
 
785.72
 
822.21
 
841.74
 
854.59
 
865.66
 
858.22
 
Exchange rates
KRW per USD
954.79
 
929.26
 
1 102.05
 
1 276.93
 
1 156.06
 
1 108.29
 
1 126.47
 
1 094.85
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
81
 
80
 
67
 
64
 
71
 
73
 
75
 
78
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
213.6
 
222.1
 
226.9
 
229.2
 
250.0
 
260.4
 
263.0
 
..
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.19
 
0.18
 
0.18
 
0.18
 
0.19
 
0.19
 
0.19
 
..
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.6
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
..
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
62.82
 
70.01
 
98.11
 
61.12
 
78.72
 
108.63
 
113.24
 
..
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exports of ICT goods
Mln USD
86 167
 
93 798
 
89 435
 
78 497
 
98 433
 
98 317
 
93 260
 
..
 
ICT related occupations: business sector employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Households with access to the Internet
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
96.8
 
97.2
 
97.3
 
..
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstractions
Mln m3
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Fish landings in domestic and foreign ports
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
1 839
 
1 725
 
1 746
 
..
 
..
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
1 332
 
1 376
 
1 500
 
..
 
..
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
17 828
 
18 376
 
19 006
 
18 581
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
370
 
380
 
390
 
380
 
360
 
360
 
..
 
..
 
CO2emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
477
 
490
 
502
 
516
 
564
 
590
 
593
 
..
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
40.4
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: primary, 2010 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
6 601
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: secondary, 2010 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
8 060
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: tertiary, 2010 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
9 972
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Youths 15-19 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
7.0
 
7.0
 
8.5
 
8.7
 
..
 
..
 
Youths 20-24 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
22.2
 
23.0
 
23.5
 
23.3
 
..
 
..
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
27.2
 
25.7
 
23.8
 
22.9
 
23.0
 
23.1
 
24.2
 
24.2
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
73.9
 
74.0
 
74.2
 
73.3
 
73.8
 
74.4
 
74.7
 
75.0
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
59.3
 
60.6
 
60.6
 
60.4
 
60.9
 
62.1
 
63.1
 
64.3
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
8.8
 
8.9
 
9.3
 
9.9
 
10.7
 
13.5
 
10.2
 
11.1
 
Self-employment rate: total employment
%
32.8
 
31.8
 
31.3
 
30.0
 
28.8
 
28.2
 
28.2
 
27.4
 
Self-employment rate, men: male employment
%
33.2
 
32.3
 
31.9
 
30.8
 
30.0
 
29.6
 
29.8
 
29.0
 
Self-employment rate, women: female employment
%
32.3
 
31.2
 
30.4
 
28.8
 
27.1
 
26.4
 
26.0
 
25.3
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total labour force
%
3.5
 
3.3
 
3.2
 
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
Unemployment rate, men: male labour force
%
3.8
 
3.7
 
3.6
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
3.6
 
3.4
 
3.3
 
Unemployment rate, women: female labour force
%
3.0
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
3.0
 
3.4
 
3.1
 
3.0
 
2.9
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
1.1
 
0.6
 
2.7
 
0.5
 
0.3
 
0.4
 
0.3
 
0.4
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per unit labour input, total economy
Annual growth %
4.3
 
6.6
 
7.0
 
2.2
 
5.4
 
9.4
 
-1.4
 
..
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
2 346
 
2 306
 
2 246
 
2 232
 
2 187
 
2 090
 
2 163
 
2 163
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
Mln USD
34 712
 
38 923
 
41 685
 
44 311
 
49 448
 
55 402
 
60 993
 
..
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
8.6
 
9.5
 
10.0
 
10.4
 
11.1
 
11.9
 
12.8
 
..
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
48 372
 
48 598
 
48 949
 
49 182
 
49 410
 
49 779
 
50 004
 
50 220
 
Population growth rates
%
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.7
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.7
 
0.5
 
0.4
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.1
 
1.3
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.3
 
..
 
Youth population aged less than 15
% of population
18.6
 
18.0
 
17.3
 
16.7
 
16.1
 
15.6
 
15.1
 
14.7
 
Elderly population aged 65 and over
% of population
9.5
 
9.9
 
10.3
 
10.7
 
11.0
 
11.4
 
11.8
 
12.2
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Foreign population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
1.6
 
..
 
..
 
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
79.1
 
79.4
 
79.9
 
80.4
 
80.6
 
81.0
 
81.3
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
75.7
 
76.1
 
76.5
 
77.0
 
77.2
 
77.6
 
77.9
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
82.4
 
82.7
 
83.3
 
83.8
 
84.1
 
84.5
 
84.6
 
..
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
4.1
 
3.6
 
3.5
 
3.2
 
3.2
 
3.0
 
2.9
 
..
 
Obesity rate ages 15 and over
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
4.3
 
..
 
..
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
26.2
 
28.7
 
29.0
 
33.8
 
33.5
 
33.3
 
..
 
..
 
Transport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goods transport
Mln tonne-km
119 562
 
116 149
 
113 003
 
108 362
 
112 260
 
114 474
 
e 
118 636
 
e 
..
 
Passenger transport
Mln passenger-km
260 406
 
260 920
 
364 299
 
366 276
 
437 244
 
426 362
 
421 169
 
..
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
131
 
127
 
120
 
119
 
111
 
105
 
..
 
..
 
Last updated: 12 December 2014; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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