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South Korea

South Korea : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$524.4 billion (2011 est.)
$422.4 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$556.5 billion (2011 est.)
$464.3 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

4% (2011 est.)
2.9% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

3.4% (2011 est.)
3.7% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$32,100 (2011 est.)
$31,100 (2010 est.)
$29,300 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

6.1% (2010 est.)
0.2% (2009 est.)
2.3% (2008 est.)

Internet users

39.4 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

50.767 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.204% (2012 est.)

Population

48,860,500 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

An independent Korean state or collection of states has existed almost continuously for several millennia.

Between its initial unification in the 7th century - from three predecessor Korean states - until the 20th century, Korea existed as a single country.

It became a Chinese tributary state in 1392 with the formation of the Choson Dynasty.

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South Korea

Economic overview

Since the 1960s, South Korea has achieved an incredible record of growth and global integration to become a high-tech industrialized economy.

Four decades ago, GDP per capita was comparable with levels in the poorer countries of Africa and Asia.

In 2004, South Korea joined the trillion dollar club of world economies, and currently is among the world's 20 largest economies.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast South Korea August 2015 Updater

Country Forecast South Korea August 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The president, Park Geun-hye, is midway through her five-year presidential term, which will end in February 2018. She is expected to serve her full term in office. The president will prioritise stimulating ...

  • Countries : South Korea

Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

D&B Country Insight Report: The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • May 2015
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country’s overall political, ...

  • Countries : South Korea, China, World

ISA

South Korea - ISA Country Report

South Korea - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • August 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for South Korea, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

  • Countries : South Korea

Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > South Korea

Country Economic Forecasts > South Korea

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • July 2015
  • by Oxford Economics

Korea grew by just 0.3% on the quarter in Q2, down from 0.8% in Q1. The MERS virus outbreak in late May caused household spending to fall by 0.3% on the quarter in Q2 but consumption is expected to pick ...

  • Countries : South Korea

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