Selected indicators for Korea

Population

Population, Million persons, 2000-2020
Population, Annual growth rate (%), 2020

51.8 million

Growth rate: 0.1%

Income inequality

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

Education

Mathematics performance (PISA), Mean score, 2018
Reading performance (PISA), Mean score, 2018
Science performance (PISA), Mean score, 2018

CO2 emissions

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

11.0 tonnes per capita

GDP

Gross domestic product (GDP), US dollars/capita, 2020
Real GDP forecast, Annual growth rate (%), 2023

43 319 US$ per capita

Projected growth rate: 2.7%

Debt

Household debt, % of net disposable income, 2020
General government debt, % of GDP, 2020

Household debt:
200.7 % of disposable income

Government debt:
58.8 % of GDP

Tax

Tax on personal income, % of GDP, 2020

Tax on personal income:
5.3 % of GDP

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Country profile of Korea

AgricultureLatestTrendRanking
Agricultural landIndicator 33.99 Permanent pasture
Thousand hectares
2017
Korea
Thousand hectares
Permanent pasture
Thousand hectares
1998-2017
Korea (red)
Permanent pasture
Thousand hectares
2018
Agricultural supportIndicator 47.6 Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
2020
Korea
% of gross farm receipts
Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
2001-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Crop productionIndicator 3.28 Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2030
Korea
Tonnes/hectare
Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2011-2030
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Fish landingsIndicator 1 000 508.0 National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
2018
Korea
Tonnes
National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
1999-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
2018
Korea (red)
Nutrient balanceIndicator 212.2 Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2017
Korea
Kilograms/hectare
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
1998-2017
Korea (red)
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2017
Korea (red)

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DevelopmentLatestTrendRanking
Distribution of net ODAIndicator 721.8 Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2019
Korea
Million US dollars
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2000-2019
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2019
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Grants by private agencies and NGOsIndicator 453.8 Total
Million US dollars
2019
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1999-2019
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Net ODAIndicator 0.1 ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2020
Korea
% of gross national income
ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2018-2020
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2020
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Private flowsIndicator 13 251.7 Total
Million US dollars
2019
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
2000-2019
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2019
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total official and private flowsIndicator 12 161.8 Total
Million US dollars
2019
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
2000-2019
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2019
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)

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EconomyLatestTrendRanking
Composite leading indicator (CLI)Indicator 101.59 Amplitude adjusted
Long-term average = 100
Oct-2021
Korea
Long-term average = 100
Household disposable incomeIndicator
Labour compensation per hour workedIndicator -4.1 Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2015
Korea
Annual growth rate (%)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
1996-2015
Korea (red)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2020
Net national incomeIndicator 34 699 Total
US dollars/capita
2020
Korea
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
2001-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
US dollars/capita
2020
Korea (red)
Trade in goods and servicesIndicator 36.4 Exports
% of GDP
2020
Korea
% of GDP
Exports
% of GDP
2001-2020
Korea (red)
Exports
% of GDP
2020
Korea (red)

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EducationLatestTrendRanking
Education spendingIndicator 11 290 Tertiary
US dollars/student
2018
Korea
US dollars/student
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2015-2018
Korea (red)
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2018
Korea (red)
Mathematics performance (PISA)Indicator 528 Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2003-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Reading performance (PISA)Indicator 503 Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2000-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Science performance (PISA)Indicator 521 Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2006-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET)Indicator

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EnergyLatestTrendRanking
Crude oil productionIndicator 30.6 Total
Thousand toe
2017
Korea
Thousand toe
Total
Thousand toe
1998-2017
Korea (red)
Total
Thousand toe
2017
Korea (red)
Infrastructure investmentIndicator 13 205 445 720.82 Road
Euro
2019
Korea
Euro
Road
Euro
2001-2019
Korea (red)
Road
Euro
2019
Korea (red)
Passenger transportIndicator 387 957.0 Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2019
Korea
Million passenger-kilometres
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2001-2019
Korea (red)
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2016
Korea (red)
Primary energy supplyIndicator 0.13 Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2020
Korea
Toe/1 000 US dollars
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2001-2020
Korea (red)
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2020
Korea (red)
Road accidentsIndicator 60 Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2020
Korea
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2001-2020
Korea (red)
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2020
Korea (red)

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EnvironmentLatestTrendRanking
Air and GHG emissionsIndicator 11.0 Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2020
Korea
Tonnes/capita
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2001-2020
Korea (red)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2020
Korea (red)
Municipal wasteIndicator 399.7 Total
Kilograms/capita
2018
Korea
Kilograms/capita
Total
Kilograms/capita
1999-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Kilograms/capita
2019
OECD - Total (black)
Water withdrawalsIndicator 22 696.8 Total
Million m3
2018
Korea
Million m3
Total
Million m3
1998-2018
Korea (red)
Total
Million m3
2016
Korea (red)

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FinanceLatestTrendRanking
Broad money (M3)Indicator 160.57 Total
2015=100
Sep-2021
Korea
2015=100
Total
2015=100
Feb-2020-Sep-2021
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
2015=100
Dec-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term interest ratesIndicator 2.4 Total
% per annum
Nov-2021
Korea
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Apr-2020-Nov-2021
Korea (red)
Total
% per annum
Oct-2021
Korea (red)
Net pension replacement ratesIndicator 43.4 Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2018
Korea
% of pre-retirement earnings
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2014-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2018
Korea (red)
Net pension wealthIndicator 8.1 Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2018
Korea
Multiple of annual gross earnings
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2014-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2018
Korea (red)
Short-term interest ratesIndicator 1.2 Total
% per annum
Nov-2021
Korea
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Apr-2020-Nov-2021
Korea (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)
Total
% per annum
Nov-2021
Korea (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)

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GovernmentLatestTrendRanking
General government spendingIndicator 33.9 Total
% of GDP
2019
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
2000-2019
Korea (red)
Total
% of GDP
2019
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 3.4 Total
% of GDP
2020
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
2001-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2020
Korea (red)
Tax revenueIndicator 28.0 Total
% of GDP
2020
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
2001-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2020
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Tax wedgeIndicator 23.3 Total
% of labour cost
2020
Korea
% of labour cost
Total
% of labour cost
2001-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of labour cost
2020
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)

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HealthLatestTrendRanking
Health spendingIndicator 3 494 Total
US dollars/capita
2020
Korea
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
2001-2020
Korea (red)
Total
US dollars/capita
2019
Korea (red)
Hospital bedsIndicator 12.4 Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2019
Korea
Per 1 000 inhabitants
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2000-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2019
Korea (red)
Length of hospital stayIndicator 7.30 Acute care
Days
2019
Korea
Days
Acute care
Days
1999-2019
Korea (red)
Acute care
Days
2019
Korea (red)
Life expectancy at birthIndicator 80.3 Men
Years
2019
Korea
Years
Men
Years
2000-2019
Korea (red)
Men
Years
2020
Overweight or obese populationIndicator 33.7 Measured
% of population aged 15+
2019
Korea
% of population aged 15+
Measured
% of population aged 15+
1999-2019
Korea (red)

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Innovation and TechnologyLatestTrendRanking
Gross domestic spending on R&DIndicator 4.6 Total
% of GDP
2019
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
2000-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2019
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 99.7 Total
% of all households
2020
Korea
% of all households
Total
% of all households
2005-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of all households
2020
Korea (red)
Mobile broadband subscriptionsIndicator 115.6 Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q4-2020
Korea
Per 100 inhabitants
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2011-Q4-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q4-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Triadic patent familiesIndicator 2 558.0 Total
Number
2019
Korea
Number
Total
Number
2000-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Number
2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)

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JobsLatestTrendRanking
Average wagesIndicator 41 960.3 Total
US dollars
2020
Korea
US dollars
Total
US dollars
2001-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
US dollars
2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Employment rateIndicator 66.9 Total
% of working age population
Q3-2021
Korea
% of working age population
Total
% of working age population
Q4-2016-Q3-2021
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of working age population
Q2-2021
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Hours workedIndicator 1 908 Total
Hours/worker
2020
Korea
Hours/worker
Total
Hours/worker
2008-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Hours/worker
2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term unemployment rateIndicator 0.6 Total
% of unemployed
2020
Korea
% of unemployed
Total
% of unemployed
2001-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of unemployed
2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Self-employment rateIndicator 24.6 Total
% of employment
2019
Korea
% of employment
Total
% of employment
2000-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of employment
2020

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SocietyLatestTrendRanking
Fertility ratesIndicator 0.92 Total
Children/woman
2019
Korea
Children/woman
Total
Children/woman
2000-2019
Korea (red)
Total
Children/woman
2019
Korea (red)
National population distributionIndicator 69.6 Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Korea
Percentage
Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Korea (red)
Permanent immigrant inflowsIndicator 88 515.0 Total
Number
2016
Korea
Number
Total
Number
2000-2016
Korea (red)
Total
Number
2011
Korea (red)
Poverty rateIndicator 0.17 Total
Ratio
2018
Korea
Ratio
Total
Ratio
2015-2018
Korea (red)
Total
Ratio
2018
Korea (red)
Social spendingIndicator 12.2 Public
% of GDP
2019
Korea
% of GDP
Public
% of GDP
2000-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Public
% of GDP
2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)

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