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Country statistical profile: Korea 2021
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Unit
‌2013‌
‌2014‌
‌2015‌
‌2016‌
‌2017‌
‌2018‌
‌2019‌
‌2020‌
Production and income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GDP per capita
USD current PPPs
34 244
 
35 324
 
37 902
 
39 575
 
40 957
 
42 487
 
42 850
 
43 319
 
Gross national income (GNI) per capita
USD current PPPs
34 463
 
35 495
 
38 021
 
39 720
 
41 124
 
42 658
 
43 219
 
43 652
 
Household disposable income
Annual growth %
4.1
 
3.6
 
5.7
 
1.7
 
1.8
 
3.4
 
..
 
..
 
Economic growth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Real GDP growth
Annual growth %
3.2
 
3.2
 
2.8
 
2.9
 
3.2
 
2.9
 
2.2
 
-0.9
 
Net saving rate in household disposable income
%
5.2
 
6.8
 
9.6
 
8.7
 
7.5
 
7.2
 
7.1
 
e 
..
 
Gross fixed capital formation
Annual growth %
2.8
 
3.1
 
5.4
 
6.6
 
9.8
 
-2.2
 
-2.1
 
2.6
 
Economic structure: share of real value added
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agriculture, forestry, fishing
%
2.3
 
2.2
 
2.2
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
1.9
 
1.8
 
e 
..
 
Industry including energy
%
32.6
 
32.1
 
31.9
 
31.7
 
32.0
 
31.3
 
29.9
 
e 
..
 
Construction
%
5.0
 
5.0
 
5.3
 
5.7
 
6.0
 
5.9
 
6.0
 
e 
..
 
Trade, repairs, transport, accomm., food services
%
14.5
 
14.2
 
14.4
 
14.3
 
13.9
 
13.7
 
13.7
 
e 
..
 
Information, communication
%
4.6
 
4.6
 
4.6
 
4.7
 
4.6
 
4.6
 
4.7
 
e 
..
 
Finance and insurance
%
5.8
 
5.9
 
5.8
 
5.6
 
5.8
 
6.0
 
6.0
 
e 
..
 
Real estate
%
7.9
 
8.1
 
8.0
 
8.1
 
7.9
 
8.0
 
8.1
 
e 
..
 
Professional, scientific, support services
%
8.9
 
9.1
 
9.3
 
9.2
 
9.2
 
9.5
 
10.0
 
e 
..
 
Public admin., defence, education, health, social work
%
15.8
 
15.9
 
15.8
 
15.9
 
16.1
 
16.5
 
17.3
 
e 
..
 
Other services (ISIC Rev.4 R - U)
%
2.8
 
2.7
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
e 
..
 
Government deficits and debt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government deficit
% of GDP
1.3
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
2.2
 
2.7
 
3.0
 
0.9
 
e 
..
 
General government debt
% of GDP
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
General government revenues
% of GDP
31.4
 
31.6
 
31.6
 
32.5
 
33.0
 
34.2
 
34.9
 
..
 
General government expenditures
% of GDP
30.1
 
30.4
 
30.4
 
30.3
 
30.3
 
31.1
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Government/compulsory expenditure on health
% of GDP
3.7
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
4.1
 
4.2
 
4.5
 
5.0
 
5.2
 
Voluntary expenditure on health
% of GDP
2.6
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
2.8
 
2.9
 
3.0
 
3.2
 
3.2
 
Public social expenditure
% of GDP
8.8
 
9.2
 
9.6
 
9.9
 
10.1
 
10.8
 
12.2
 
..
 
Private social expenditure
% of GDP
2.5
 
2.6
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
2.7
 
2.9
 
..
 
..
 
Public pension expenditure
% of GDP
2.3
 
2.5
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
3.0
 
..
 
..
 
Private pension expenditure
% of GDP
2.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Official Development Assistance - grant equivalent
% of GNI
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
0.14
 
0.15
 
0.14
 
Official Development Assistance - flows basis
% of GNI
0.13
 
0.13
 
0.14
 
0.16
 
0.14
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Taxes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total tax revenue
% of GDP
23.1
 
23.4
 
23.7
 
24.7
 
25.4
 
26.8
 
27.4
 
..
 
Tax on personal income
% of GDP
3.6
 
3.8
 
4.1
 
4.3
 
4.5
 
4.9
 
4.8
 
..
 
Tax on corporate profits
% of GDP
3.2
 
3.0
 
3.1
 
3.4
 
3.6
 
4.2
 
4.3
 
..
 
Taxes on goods and services
% of GDP
7.1
 
7.0
 
6.7
 
7.0
 
7.0
 
7.0
 
7.1
 
..
 
Taxes on the average worker
% of labour cost
21.0
 
21.2
 
21.4
 
21.8
 
22.0
 
22.4
 
22.9
 
23.3
 
Trade
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imports of goods and services
% of GDP
46.7
 
42.8
 
36.1
 
33.5
 
36.2
 
37.3
 
36.5
 
32.8
 
e 
Exports of goods and services
% of GDP
51.3
 
47.8
 
43.0
 
40.1
 
40.9
 
41.7
 
39.3
 
36.4
 
e 
Goods trade balance: exports minus imports of goods
Bln USD
44.4
 
47.0
 
90.5
 
88.8
 
94.8
 
69.8
 
39.3
 
45.8
 
Imports of goods
Bln USD
514.9
 
525.1
 
436.3
 
406.3
 
479.1
 
535.1
 
502.8
 
466.6
 
Exports of goods
Bln USD
559.3
 
572.1
 
526.7
 
495.1
 
574.0
 
604.9
 
542.1
 
512.4
 
Service trade balance: exports minus imports of services
Bln USD
-6.3
 
-3.3
 
-14.6
 
-17.3
 
-36.7
 
-29.4
 
-26.8
 
-16.2
 
Imports of services
Bln USD
109.7
 
115.2
 
112.1
 
112.1
 
126.4
 
133.0
 
130.7
 
106.3
 
Exports of services
Bln USD
103.3
 
111.9
 
97.5
 
94.8
 
89.7
 
103.7
 
103.8
 
90.1
 
Current account balance of payments
% of GDP
5.6
 
5.6
 
7.2
 
6.6
 
4.6
 
4.5
 
3.6
 
4.5
 
Foreign direct investment (FDI)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outward FDI stocks
Mln USD
237 932
 
242 792
 
276 100
 
296 641
 
343 089
 
383 983
 
433 671
 
..
 
Inward FDI stocks
Mln USD
166 375
 
168 827
 
168 923
 
174 979
 
210 864
 
213 966
 
218 310
 
..
 
Inflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
6 083
 
-917
 
3 076
 
7 415
 
12 699
 
13 299
 
12 548
 
9 224
 
Outflows of foreign direct investment
Mln USD
31 488
 
19 994
 
18 490
 
30 508
 
51 044
 
45 232
 
50 984
 
32 480
 
Prices and interest rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inflation rate: all items
Annual growth %
1.3
 
1.3
 
0.7
 
1.0
 
1.9
 
1.5
 
0.4
 
0.5
 
Inflation rate: all items non food non energy
Annual growth %
1.5
 
1.7
 
2.4
 
1.9
 
1.5
 
1.2
 
0.7
 
0.4
 
Inflation rate: food
Annual growth %
0.9
 
0.3
 
1.6
 
2.3
 
3.4
 
2.8
 
0.0
 
4.4
 
Inflation rate: energy
Annual growth %
0.3
 
-0.4
 
-14.1
 
-9.4
 
3.4
 
2.3
 
-2.6
 
-4.8
 
Producer Price Indices (PPI): manufacturing
Annual growth %
-3.0
 
-2.1
 
-6.7
 
-3.5
 
4.8
 
2.2
 
-1.0
 
-2.6
 
Long-term interest rates
%
3.28
 
3.19
 
2.31
 
1.75
 
2.28
 
2.50
 
1.70
 
1.50
 
Purchasing power and exchange rates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchasing power parities
KRW per USD
869.08
 
871.88
 
857.48
 
858.81
 
872.62
 
865.72
 
868.57
 
861.82
 
Exchange rates
KRW per USD
1 094.98
 
1 052.84
 
1 130.95
 
1 160.77
 
1 131.00
 
1 100.16
 
1 165.36
 
1 180.28
 
Indices of price levels
OECD=100
81
 
86
 
86
 
86
 
89
 
90
 
88
 
86
 
Energy supply and prices
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total primary energy supply (TPES)
Mtoe
263.8
 
268.4
 
272.7
 
282.4
 
282.3
 
282.1
 
280.2
 
275.9
 
TPES per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs
Toe per '000 USD
0.15
 
0.14
 
0.14
 
0.14
 
0.14
 
0.13
 
0.13
 
0.13
 
Renewable energy
Ktoe
2 653.9
 
3 934.8
 
4 024.0
 
4 299.3
 
4 718.7
 
5 485.8
 
6 616.1
 
..
 
Crude oil import prices
USD per barrel
108.59
 
101.24
 
53.32
 
41.00
 
53.47
 
71.56
 
65.42
 
45.23
 
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Households with access to computers
%
80.6
 
78.2
 
77.1
 
75.3
 
74.7
 
72.4
 
71.7
 
71.6
 
Households with access to internet
%
98.1
 
98.5
 
98.8
 
99.2
 
99.5
 
99.5
 
99.7
 
99.7
 
Environment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Water abstactions
Mln m3
23 871
 
25 100
 
26 701
 
26 377
 
23 419
 
22 697
 
..
 
..
 
National fish landings in domestic ports
'000 tonnes
1 036
 
1 049
 
1 050
 
899
 
919
 
1 001
 
..
 
..
 
National fish landings in foreign ports
'000 tonnes
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
38
 
36
 
..
 
..
 
Aquaculture
'000 tonnes
1 533
 
1 567
 
1 676
 
1 859
 
2 335
 
2 279
 
e 
2 406
 
..
 
Municipal waste total
'000 tonnes
17 786
 
18 219
 
18 705
 
19 627
 
19 524
 
20 453
 
..
 
..
 
Municipal waste total per capita
Kg
353
 
360
 
368
 
385
 
382
 
400
 
..
 
..
 
CO2emissions from fuel combustion
Mln tonnes
575
 
563
 
582
 
589
 
600
 
606
 
586
 
571
 
Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tertiary attainment in population aged 25-64
%
43
 
44
 
45
 
47
 
48
 
49
 
50
 
51
 
Expenditure per student: primary, 2010 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
10 583
 
11 077
 
11 689
 
12 535
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: secondary, 2010 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
11 701
 
12 423
 
13 565
 
14 978
 
..
 
..
 
Expenditure per student: tertiary, 2010 prices
USD constant PPPs
..
 
..
 
10 268
 
10 532
 
10 622
 
11 290
 
..
 
..
 
Youths 15-19 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Youths 20-24 not in education nor employment
%
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Employment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employment rate in population aged 15-24
%
23.9
 
25.6
 
26.7
 
26.9
 
27.2
 
26.2
 
26.5
 
25.2
 
Employment rate in population aged 25-54
%
75.1
 
75.8
 
76.0
 
76.2
 
76.3
 
76.4
 
76.4
 
74.9
 
Employment rate in population aged 55-64
%
64.3
 
65.7
 
66.0
 
66.2
 
67.4
 
66.8
 
66.9
 
66.6
 
Incidence of part-time employment
%
11.0
 
10.3
 
10.5
 
10.8
 
11.4
 
12.2
 
14.0
 
15.4
 
Self-employment rate: total employment
%
27.4
 
e 
26.8
 
e 
25.9
 
e 
25.5
 
e 
25.4
 
e 
25.1
 
e 
24.6
 
e 
..
 
Self-employment rate: male employment
%
28.9
 
e 
28.4
 
e 
27.5
 
e 
27.5
 
e 
27.3
 
e 
27.0
 
e 
26.6
 
e 
..
 
Self-employment rate: female employment
%
25.3
 
e 
24.6
 
e 
23.6
 
e 
22.8
 
e 
22.8
 
e 
22.6
 
e 
22.1
 
e 
..
 
Unemployment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unemployment rate: total labour force
%
3.1
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.8
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
Unemployment rate: male labour force
%
3.3
 
3.5
 
3.7
 
3.8
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
3.9
 
Unemployment rate: female labour force
%
2.8
 
3.5
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
3.5
 
3.7
 
3.6
 
4.0
 
Long-term unemployment: total unemployed
%
0.4
 
0.2
 
0.4
 
0.9
 
1.3
 
1.4
 
0.9
 
0.6
 
Labour compensation and hours worked
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labour compensation per unit labour input, total economy
Annual growth %
6.5
 
-0.1
 
-4.1
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Average time worked per person in employment
Hours per year
2 106
 
2 076
 
2 083
 
2 068
 
2 018
 
1 993
 
1 967
 
1 908
 
Research and Development (R&D)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D
Mln USD
72 007
 
76 695
 
76 922
 
79 365
 
88 136
 
95 438
 
100 055
 
..
 
Researchers: full-time equivalent
Per '000 employed
12.7
 
13.3
 
13.6
 
13.7
 
14.3
 
15.2
 
15.9
 
..
 
Population
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total population
'000 persons
50 429
 
50 747
 
51 015
 
51 218
 
51 362
 
51 607
 
51 709
 
51 781
 
Population growth rates
%
0.5
 
0.6
 
0.5
 
0.4
 
0.3
 
0.5
 
0.2
 
0.1
 
Total fertitity rates
Children
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.2
 
1.1
 
1.0
 
0.9
 
..
 
Youth population aged less than 15
% of population
14.7
 
14.2
 
13.8
 
13.4
 
13.1
 
12.8
 
12.4
 
12.2
 
Elderly population aged 65 and over
% of population
11.9
 
12.4
 
12.8
 
13.2
 
13.8
 
14.3
 
14.9
 
15.7
 
International migration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign-born population
% of population
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Foreign population
% of population
2.0
 
2.2
 
2.3
 
2.3
 
2.3
 
2.3
 
2.4
 
..
 
Unemployment rate in population of native-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment rate in population of foreign-born men
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment rate in population of native-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Unemployment rate in population of foreign-born women
% of labour force
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Health
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life expectancy at birth
Years
81.4
 
81.8
 
82.1
 
82.4
 
82.7
 
82.7
 
83.3
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: men
Years
78.1
 
78.6
 
79.0
 
79.3
 
79.7
 
79.7
 
80.3
 
..
 
Life expectancy at birth: women
Years
84.6
 
85.0
 
85.2
 
85.4
 
85.7
 
85.7
 
86.3
 
..
 
Infant mortality
Per '000
3.0
 
3.0
 
2.7
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
2.7
 
..
 
Overweight or obese, % of population aged 15 and over
Measured
31.5
 
30.8
 
33.4
 
34.5
 
33.7
 
34.3
 
33.7
 
..
 
Suicide Rates
Per 100 000 persons
28.7
 
26.7
 
25.8
 
24.6
 
23.0
 
24.7
 
24.6
 
..
 
Transport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goods transport
Mln tonne-km
129 041
 
134 214
 
141 861
 
143 673
 
148 603
 
151 408
 
..
 
..
 
Passenger transport
Mln passenger-km
426 281
 
436 376
 
446 415
 
460 790
 
471 818
 
479 553
 
..
 
..
 
Road Fatalities
Per mln inhabitants
101
 
94
 
91
 
84
 
81
 
73
 
65
 
..
 
Last updated: 14 October 2021; disclaimer: http://oe.cd/disclaimer
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