Imports$3.528 billion (2010 est.)
Exports$2.557 billion (2010)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)NA%
GDP - per capita (PPP)$1,800 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate-0.9% (2009 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellular431,900 (2010)
Population growth rate0.535% (2012 est.)
Population24,589,122 (July 2012 est.)
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An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War.
Five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula.
Following World War II, Korea was split with the northern half coming under Soviet-sponsored Communist control....
North Korea, one of the world's most centrally directed and least open economies, faces chronic economic problems.
Industrial capital stock is nearly beyond repair as a result of years of underinvestment and shortages of spare parts.
Large-scale military spending draws off resources needed for investment and civilian consumption....
This report contains detailed risk forecasts for each country within the region. Risk assessments are made in a number of fields, including domestic and international political risk, domestic and international ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Political outlook The start of 2013 saw a significant political transition in North-east Asia, with new governments in South Korea and Japan, as well as the transition to a new leadership in China, which ...
After a Mongolian company has tapped one of the world's most closed markets by taking a stake in a North Korean oil refinery, some investors have begun to speculate about the opportunities to use Mongolian ...
GDP growth of 1.3% in 2012 (on Bank of Korea estimates) was slightly better than forecast, with farming up almost 4% helped by more imported inputs, and manufacturing by 1.6%, aided by a 15% rise (to US$2bn) ...
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