Selected indicators for Korea

Population

Population, Million persons, 1994-2014
Population, Annual growth rate (%), 2014

50.4 million

Growth rate: 0.4%

Income inequality

Income inequality, 0 = complete equality; 1 = complete inequality, latest available year

Education

Mathematics performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015
Reading performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015
Science performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015

CO2 emissions

Air and GHG emissions, Carbon dioxide (CO2), latest available year

11.6 tonnes per capita

GDP

Gross domestic product (GDP), US dollars/capita, 2016
Real GDP forecast, Annual growth rate (%), 2019

35 751 US$ per capita

Projected growth rate: 3.0%

Debt

Household debt, % of net disposable income, 2016

Household debt:
178.9 % of disposable income

Tax

Tax on personal income, % of GDP, 2016

Tax on personal income:
4.6 % of GDP

Unemployment

Unemployment rate, % of labour force, 1996-2016

3.7 % of labour force

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Country profile of Korea

AgricultureLatestTrendRanking
Agricultural landIndicator 36 Permanent pasture
Hectares
2014
Korea
Hectares
Permanent pasture
Hectares
1995-2014
Korea (red)
Permanent pasture
Hectares
2015
Agricultural supportIndicator 49.2 Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
2016
Korea
% of gross farm receipts
Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
1997-2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Crop productionIndicator 3.64 Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2026
Korea
Tonnes/hectare
Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2007-2026
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Fish landingsIndicator 1 590 878.0 National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
2013
Korea
Tonnes
National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
1995-2013
Korea (red)
National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
2013
Korea (red)
Nutrient balanceIndicator 244.8 Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2014
Korea
Kilograms/hectare
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
1995-2014
Korea (red)
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2014
Korea (red)

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DevelopmentLatestTrendRanking
Distribution of net ODAIndicator 580.1 Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2015
Korea
Million US dollars
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
1996-2015
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2015
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Grants by private agencies and NGOsIndicator 402.0 Total
Million US dollars
2015
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1996-2015
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Net ODAIndicator 0.1 Total
% of gross national income
2016
Korea
% of gross national income
Total
% of gross national income
1997-2016
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
% of gross national income
2016
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Private flowsIndicator 7 249.7 Total
Million US dollars
2015
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1996-2015
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2015
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total official and private flowsIndicator 12 318.2 Total
Million US dollars
2015
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1996-2015
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2015
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)

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EconomyLatestTrendRanking
Composite leading indicator (CLI)Indicator 100.00 Amplitude adjusted
Long-term average = 100
Oct-2017
Korea
Long-term average = 100
Household disposable incomeIndicator 4.2 Net
Annual growth rate (%)
2015
Korea
Annual growth rate (%)
Net
Annual growth rate (%)
1996-2015
Korea (red)
Net
Annual growth rate (%)
2015
Korea (red)
Labour compensation per hour workedIndicator 3.7 Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2015
Korea
Annual growth rate (%)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
1996-2015
Korea (red)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2016
Net national incomeIndicator 28 784 Total
US dollars/capita
2016
Korea
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1997-2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
US dollars/capita
2015
Korea (red)
Trade in goods and servicesIndicator 42.2 Exports
% of GDP
2016
Korea
% of GDP
Exports
% of GDP
1997-2016
Korea (red)
Exports
% of GDP
2016
Korea (red)

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EducationLatestTrendRanking
Education spendingIndicator 9 570 Tertiary
US dollars/student
2014
Korea
US dollars/student
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2012-2014
Korea (red)
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2014
Korea (red)
Mathematics performance (PISA)Indicator 521 Boys
Mean score
2015
Korea
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2003-2015
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Korea (red)
Reading performance (PISA)Indicator 498 Boys
Mean score
2015
Korea
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2000-2015
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Korea (red)
Science performance (PISA)Indicator 511 Boys
Mean score
2015
Korea
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2006-2015
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Korea (red)
Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET)Indicator

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EnergyLatestTrendRanking
Crude oil productionIndicator 15.3 Total
Thousand toe
2016
Korea
Thousand toe
Total
Thousand toe
1997-2016
Korea (red)
Total
Thousand toe
2016
Korea (red)
Infrastructure investmentIndicator 13 172 478 430.00 Road
Euro
2015
Korea
Euro
Road
Euro
2001-2015
Korea (red)
Road
Euro
2015
Korea (red)
Passenger transportIndicator 378 044.0 Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2015
Korea
Million passenger-kilometres
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2001-2015
Korea (red)
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2015
Korea (red)
Primary energy supplyIndicator 0.16 Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2016
Korea
Toe/1 000 US dollars
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
1997-2016
Korea (red)
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2016
Korea (red)
Road accidentsIndicator 91 Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2015
Korea
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
1996-2015
Korea (red)
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2015
Korea (red)

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EnvironmentLatestTrendRanking
Air and GHG emissionsIndicator 11.6 Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2015
Korea
Tonnes/capita
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
1996-2015
Korea (red)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2015
Korea (red)
Municipal wasteIndicator 361.3 Total
Kilograms/capita
2014
Korea
Kilograms/capita
Total
Kilograms/capita
1995-2014
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Kilograms/capita
2015
OECD - Total (black)
Water withdrawalsIndicator 25 100.0 Total
Million m3
2014
Korea
Million m3
Total
Million m3
1994-2014
Korea (red)
Total
Million m3
2012
Korea (red)

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FinanceLatestTrendRanking
Broad money (M3)Indicator 166.17 Total
2010=100
Sep-2017
Korea
2010=100
Total
2010=100
Feb-2016-Sep-2017
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
2010=100
Oct-2017
OECD - Total (black)
Long-term interest ratesIndicator 2.5 Total
% per annum
Nov-2017
Korea
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Apr-2016-Nov-2017
Korea (red)
Total
% per annum
Nov-2017
Korea (red)
Net pension replacement ratesIndicator 45.0 Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2014
Korea
% of pre-retirement earnings
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2014
Korea (red)
Net pension wealthIndicator 7.1 Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2014
Korea
Multiple of annual gross earnings
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2014
Korea (red)
Short-term interest ratesIndicator 1.4 Total
% per annum
Nov-2017
Korea
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Apr-2016-Nov-2017
Korea (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)
Total
% per annum
Nov-2017
Korea (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)

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GovernmentLatestTrendRanking
General government spendingIndicator 32.3 Total
% of GDP
2015
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1996-2015
Korea (red)
Total
% of GDP
2015
Korea (red)
Government reservesIndicator 247 759.0 Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
Korea
SDR millions
Total
SDR millions
Q1-2010-Q4-2014
Korea (red)
Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
Korea (red)
Tax on corporate profitsIndicator 3.6 Total
% of GDP
2016
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1997-2016
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2016
Korea (red)
Tax revenueIndicator 6 873 Total
US dollars/capita
2015
Korea
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1996-2015
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
US dollars/capita
2015
Korea (red)
Tax wedgeIndicator 22.2 Total
% of labour cost
2016
Korea
% of labour cost
Total
% of labour cost
2000-2016
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of labour cost
2016
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)

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HealthLatestTrendRanking
Health spendingIndicator 2 729 Total
US dollars/capita
2016
Korea
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1997-2016
Korea (red)
Total
US dollars/capita
2016
Korea (red)
Hospital bedsIndicator 11.5 Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2015
Korea
Per 1 000 inhabitants
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
1996-2015
Korea (red)
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2015
Korea (red)
Length of hospital stayIndicator 8.00 Acute care
Days
2015
Korea
Days
Acute care
Days
1995-2015
Korea (red)
Acute care
Days
2015
Korea (red)
Life expectancy at birthIndicator 79.0 Men
Years
2015
Korea
Years
Men
Years
1996-2015
Korea (red)
Men
Years
2015
Korea (red)
Overweight or obese populationIndicator 33.4 Measured
% of population aged 15+
2015
Korea
% of population aged 15+
Measured
% of population aged 15+
1998-2015
Korea (red)

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Innovation and TechnologyLatestTrendRanking
Gross domestic spending on R&DIndicator 4.2 Total
% of GDP
2015
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1996-2015
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2015
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
ICT value addedIndicator 9.6 Total
% of value added
2011
Korea
% of value added
Total
% of value added
2011
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Internet accessIndicator 98.8 Total
% of all households
2015
Korea
% of all households
Total
% of all households
2005-2015
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of all households
2016
Triadic patent familiesIndicator 2 703.3 Total
Number
2015
Korea
Number
Total
Number
1996-2015
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Number
2015
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Wireless mobile broadband subscriptionsIndicator 109.0 Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2016
Korea
Per 100 inhabitants
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2010-Q2-2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)

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JobsLatestTrendRanking
Average wagesIndicator 32 399.0 Total
US dollars
2016
Korea
US dollars
Total
US dollars
1997-2016
Korea (red)
Total
US dollars
2016
Korea (red)
Employment rateIndicator 66.6 Total
% of working age population
Q3-2017
Korea
% of working age population
Total
% of working age population
Q4-2012-Q3-2017
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of working age population
Q2-2017
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Hours workedIndicator 2 069 Total
Hours/worker
2016
Korea
Hours/worker
Total
Hours/worker
1997-2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Hours/worker
2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term unemployment rateIndicator 0.9 Total
% of unemployed
2016
Korea
% of unemployed
Total
% of unemployed
1997-2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of unemployed
2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Self-employment rateIndicator 25.5 Total
% of employment
2016
Korea
% of employment
Total
% of employment
1997-2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of employment
2016
Korea (red)

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SocietyLatestTrendRanking
Fertility ratesIndicator 1.20 Total
Children/woman
2015
Korea
Children/woman
Total
Children/woman
1996-2015
Korea (red)
Total
Children/woman
2015
Korea (red)
National population distributionIndicator 69.6 Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Korea
Percentage
Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Permanent immigrant inflowsIndicator 75 736.0 Total
Number
2014
Korea
Number
Total
Number
2000-2014
Korea (red)
Total
Number
2014
Korea (red)
Poverty rateIndicator 0.14 Total
Ratio
2015
Korea
Ratio
Total
Ratio
2012-2015
Korea (red)
Total
Ratio
2014
Korea (red)
Social spendingIndicator 10.4 Public
% of GDP
2016
Korea
% of GDP
Public
% of GDP
1997-2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Public
% of GDP
2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)

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