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2016 Country statistical profile: Korea 2016/1

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Country statistical profiles: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-2288 - © OECD 2016

Country statistical profile: Korea 2016
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‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
‌2014‌
‌2015‌
Production and income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
28 718
 
28 393
 
30 465
 
31 327
 
32 223
 
32 664
 
33 395
 
..
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
28 716
 
28 326
 
30 496
 
31 512
 
32 554
 
32 897
 
33 654
 
..
 
Household disposable income
Annual growth %
1.4
 
1.1
 
3.5
 
2.0
 
1.5
 
4.0
 
2.6
 
..
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
2.8
 
0.7
 
6.5
 
3.7
 
2.3
 
2.9
 
3.3
 
2.6
 
e 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
3.8
 
4.8
 
4.7
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
5.6
 
7.0
 
..
 
Gross fixed capital formation
% of GDP
-0.9
 
0.3
 
5.5
 
0.8
 
-0.5
 
3.3
 
3.1
 
..
 
Economic structure: share of real value added
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agriculture, forestry, fishing
%
2.5
 
2.6
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.3
 
2.3
 
..
 
Industry
%
30.5
 
31.0
 
33.1
 
33.5
 
33.3
 
33.5
 
33.3
 
..
 
Trade, transport, accomm., restaurants, communication
%
19.9
 
19.4
 
19.2
 
19.0
 
19.1
 
19.0
 
18.8
 
..
 
Finance, insurance, real estate, business
%
21.8
 
21.4
 
21.0
 
21.1
 
21.1
 
20.8
 
20.9
 
..
 
Other services (ISIC Rev.4 O - U)
%
19.6
 
19.9
 
19.0
 
18.9
 
19.3
 
19.5
 
19.7
 
..
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
2.3
 
-1.3
 
1.0
 
1.0
 
1.0
 
1.3
 
1.2
 
..
 
General government debt
% of GDP
27.8
 
30.8
 
31.7
 
47.6
 
49.8
 
50.6
 
53.5
 
..
 
General government revenues
% of GDP
34.3
 
33.6
 
32.0
 
33.3
 
33.7
 
33.1
 
33.2
 
..
 
General government expenditures
% of GDP
32.0
 
34.9
 
31.0
 
32.3
 
32.7
 
31.8
 
32.0
 
..
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public expenditure on health
% of GDP
3.4
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
4.0
 
e 
..
 
Private expenditure on health
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
3.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
8.2
 
9.4
 
9.0
 
9.0
 
9.6
 
10.2
 
10.4
 
..
 
Private social expenditure
% of GDP
2.2
 
2.4
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Public pension expenditure
% of GDP
2.0
 
2.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Private pension expenditure
% of GDP
0.8
 
1.1
 
1.4
 
1.4
 
1.8
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Net official development assistance (Aid)
% of GNI
0.09
 
0.10
 
0.12
 
0.12
 
0.14
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
26.5
 
25.5
 
25.1
 
25.9
 
26.8
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Taxes on income and profits
% of GDP
8.2
 
7.3
 
7.1
 
7.8
 
8.0
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
8.4
 
8.2
 
8.5
 
8.1
 
8.4
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
20.0
 
19.5
 
20.1
 
20.5
 
21.0
 
21.5
 
21.7
 
21.9
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imports of goods and services
% of GDP
50.0
 
42.9
 
46.2
 
54.3
 
53.5
 
48.9
 
45.3
 
..
 
Exports of goods and services
% of GDP
50.0
 
47.5
 
49.4
 
55.7
 
56.3
 
53.9
 
50.6
 
..
 
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
-5.3
 
-6.0
 
-8.5
 
-6.0
 
5.8
 
6.2
 
..
 
..
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
95.7
 
79.6
 
95.7
 
101.2
 
105.7
 
106.8
 
..
 
..
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
90.4
 
73.6
 
87.2
 
95.2
 
111.5
 
113.1
 
..
 
..
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
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
94 680
 
121 100
 
134 230
 
133 660
 
156 140
 
167 350
 
..
 
..
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
11 188
 
9 022
 
9 497
 
9 773
 
9 496
 
12 221
 
..
 
..
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
19 633
 
17 436
 
28 280
 
29 705
 
30 632
 
29 172
 
..
 
..
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inflation rate: all items
Annual growth %
4.7
 
2.8
 
2.9
 
4.0
 
2.2
 
1.3
 
1.3
 
0.7
 
Inflation rate: all items non food non energy
Annual growth %
3.6
 
3.0
 
1.8
 
2.6
 
1.6
 
1.5
 
1.7
 
2.4
 
Inflation rate: food
Annual growth %
5.0
 
7.6
 
6.4
 
8.1
 
4.0
 
0.9
 
0.3
 
1.7
 
Inflation rate: energy
Annual growth %
12.9
 
-5.2
 
6.5
 
9.9
 
4.3
 
0.3
 
-0.4
 
-14.1
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
Annual growth %
12.1
 
-1.8
 
4.3
 
9.0
 
-0.4
 
-3.0
 
-2.1
 
-6.7
 
Long-term interest rates
%
5.57
 
5.17
 
4.77
 
4.20
 
3.45
 
3.28
 
3.19
 
2.31
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
KRW per USD
785.72
 
824.76
 
840.57
 
854.59
 
854.89
 
871.41
 
881.93
 
891.65
 
Exchange rates
KRW per USD
1 102.05
 
1 276.93
 
1 156.06
 
1 108.29
 
1 126.47
 
1 094.85
 
1 052.96
 
1 131.08
 
Indices of price levels
OECD = 100
67
 
64
 
71
 
73
 
75
 
80
 
85
 
88
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
226.9
 
229.2
 
250.0
 
260.4
 
263.0
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.18
 
0.18
 
0.19
 
0.19
 
0.19
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Renewables' contribution to total primary energy supply
%
0.6
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
0.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
98.11
 
61.12
 
78.72
 
108.63
 
113.24
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exports of ICT goods
Mln USD
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
19 006
 
18 581
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Municipal waste per capita
Kg
390
 
380
 
360
 
360
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
CO2emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
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
%
23.8
 
22.9
 
23.0
 
23.1
 
24.2
 
24.2
 
25.8
 
..
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
74.2
 
73.3
 
73.8
 
74.4
 
74.7
 
75.0
 
75.7
 
..
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
60.6
 
60.4
 
60.9
 
62.1
 
63.1
 
64.3
 
65.6
 
..
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
9.3
 
9.9
 
10.7
 
13.5
 
10.2
 
11.1
 
10.5
 
..
 
Self-employment rate: total employment
%
31.3
 
30.0
 
28.8
 
28.2
 
28.2
 
27.4
 
26.8
 
..
 
Self-employment rate, men: male employment
%
31.9
 
30.8
 
30.0
 
29.6
 
29.8
 
29.0
 
28.4
 
..
 
Self-employment rate, women: female employment
%
30.4
 
28.8
 
27.1
 
26.4
 
26.0
 
25.3
 
24.6
 
..
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total labour force
%
3.2
 
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.4
 
3.2
 
3.1
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
Unemployment rate, men: male labour force
%
3.6
 
4.1
 
4.0
 
3.6
 
3.4
 
3.3
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
Unemployment rate, women: female labour force
%
2.6
 
3.0
 
3.4
 
3.1
 
3.0
 
2.9
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
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 %
7.0
 
2.2
 
5.4
 
9.4
 
-1.4
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
2 246
 
2 232
 
2 187
 
2 090
 
2 163
 
2 079
 
2 124
 
..
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
Mln USD
43 839
 
46 549
 
52 173
 
58 427
 
64 268
 
68 149
 
72 834
 
..
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
10.0
 
10.4
 
11.1
 
11.9
 
12.8
 
12.8
 
13.5
 
..
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
48 949
 
49 182
 
49 410
 
49 779
 
50 004
 
50 220
 
50 424
 
50 617
 
Population growth rates
%
0.7
 
0.5
 
0.5
 
0.7
 
0.5
 
0.4
 
0.4
 
..
 
Total fertility rates
Children
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.3
 
1.2
 
..
 
..
 
Youth population aged less than 15
% of population
17.3
 
16.7
 
16.1
 
15.6
 
15.1
 
14.7
 
14.3
 
13.9
 
Elderly population aged 65 and over
% of population
10.3
 
10.7
 
11.0
 
11.4
 
11.8
 
12.2
 
12.7
 
13.1
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Foreign population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
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
79.9
 
80.4
 
80.6
 
81.0
 
81.3
 
81.8
 
..
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
76.5
 
77.0
 
77.2
 
77.6
 
77.9
 
78.5
 
..
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
83.3
 
83.8
 
84.1
 
84.5
 
84.6
 
85.1
 
..
 
..
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
3.4
 
3.2
 
3.2
 
3.0
 
2.9
 
3.0
 
..
 
..
 
Obesity rate ages 15 and over
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
4.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Suicide rates
Per 100 000 persons
29.0
 
33.8
 
33.5
 
33.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Transport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goods transport
Mln tonne-km
113 003
 
108 362
 
112 260
 
114 473
 
118 636
 
129 041
 
..
 
..
 
Passenger transport
Mln passenger-km
364 299
 
366 276
 
437 244
 
426 362
 
425 572
 
426 281
 
..
 
..
 
Road fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
120
 
119
 
111
 
105
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Last updated: 27 April 2016; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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