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, 2021
Real GDP forecast, Annual growth rate (%), 2023

46 731 US$ per capita

Projected growth rate: 2.5%

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 32.79 Permanent pasture
Thousand hectares
2019
Korea
Thousand hectares
Permanent pasture
Thousand hectares
2000-2019
Korea (red)
Permanent pasture
Thousand hectares
2020
Agricultural supportIndicator 48.7 Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
2021
Korea
% of gross farm receipts
Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
2002-2021
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 227.8 Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2019
Korea
Kilograms/hectare
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2000-2019
Korea (red)
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2019
Korea (red)

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DevelopmentLatestTrendRanking
Distribution of net ODAIndicator 742.3 Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2020
Korea
Million US dollars
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2001-2020
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2020
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Grants by private agencies and NGOsIndicator 452.4 Total
Million US dollars
2020
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
2000-2020
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Net ODAIndicator 0.2 ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2021
Korea
% of gross national income
ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2018-2021
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2021
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Private flowsIndicator 10 782.5 Total
Million US dollars
2020
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
2001-2020
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2020
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total official and private flowsIndicator 12 201.0 Total
Million US dollars
2020
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
2001-2020
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2020
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)

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EconomyLatestTrendRanking
Composite leading indicator (CLI)Indicator 98.87 Amplitude adjusted
Long-term average = 100
Jun-2022
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 36 265 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
2021

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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
2013
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), OECD - Total (black)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Municipal wasteIndicator 413.0 Total
Kilograms/capita
2019
Korea
Kilograms/capita
Total
Kilograms/capita
2000-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Kilograms/capita
2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Water withdrawalsIndicator 23 879.9 Total
Million m3
2019
Korea
Million m3
Total
Million m3
1999-2019
Korea (red)
Total
Million m3
2017
Korea (red)

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FinanceLatestTrendRanking
Broad money (M3)Indicator 167.64 Total
2015=100
May-2022
Korea
2015=100
Total
2015=100
Oct-2020-May-2022
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
2015=100
Dec-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term interest ratesIndicator 3.3 Total
% per annum
Jul-2022
Korea
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Dec-2020-Jul-2022
Korea (red)
Total
% per annum
Jun-2022
Korea (red)
Net pension replacement ratesIndicator 35.4 Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2020
Korea
% of pre-retirement earnings
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2014-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2020
Korea (red)
Net pension wealthIndicator 6.6 Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2020
Korea
Multiple of annual gross earnings
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2014-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2020
Korea (red)
Short-term interest ratesIndicator 2.4 Total
% per annum
Jul-2022
Korea
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Dec-2020-Jul-2022
Korea (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)
Total
% per annum
Jul-2022
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
2020
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 23.6 Total
% of labour cost
2021
Korea
% of labour cost
Total
% of labour cost
2002-2021
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of labour cost
2021
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)

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HealthLatestTrendRanking
Health spendingIndicator 3 914 Total
US dollars/capita
2021
Korea
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
2002-2021
Korea (red)
Total
US dollars/capita
2020
Korea (red)
Hospital bedsIndicator 12.6 Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2020
Korea
Per 1 000 inhabitants
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2001-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2020
Korea (red)
Length of hospital stayIndicator 7.80 Acute care
Days
2020
Korea
Days
Acute care
Days
2000-2020
Korea (red)
Acute care
Days
2020
Korea (red)
Life expectancy at birthIndicator 80.5 Men
Years
2020
Korea
Years
Men
Years
2001-2020
Korea (red)
Men
Years
2021
Overweight or obese populationIndicator 37.8 Measured
% of population aged 15+
2020
Korea
% of population aged 15+
Measured
% of population aged 15+
2000-2020
Korea (red)

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Innovation and TechnologyLatestTrendRanking
Gross domestic spending on R&DIndicator 4.8 Total
% of GDP
2020
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
2001-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2020
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 99.9 Total
% of all households
2021
Korea
% of all households
Total
% of all households
2005-2021
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of all households
2021
Korea (red)
Mobile broadband subscriptionsIndicator 116.9 Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q4-2021
Korea
Per 100 inhabitants
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2012-Q4-2021
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q4-2021
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 44 812.7 Total
US dollars
2021
Korea
US dollars
Total
US dollars
2002-2021
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
US dollars
2021
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Employment rateIndicator 68.6 Total
% of working age population
Q2-2022
Korea
% of working age population
Total
% of working age population
Q3-2017-Q2-2022
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of working age population
Q1-2022
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Hours workedIndicator 1 915 Total
Hours/worker
2021
Korea
Hours/worker
Total
Hours/worker
2008-2021
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Hours/worker
2021
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term unemployment rateIndicator 1.2 Total
% of unemployed
2021
Korea
% of unemployed
Total
% of unemployed
2002-2021
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of unemployed
2021
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
2021

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SocietyLatestTrendRanking
Fertility ratesIndicator 0.84 Total
Children/woman
2020
Korea
Children/woman
Total
Children/woman
2001-2020
Korea (red)
Total
Children/woman
2020
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 0.15 Total
Ratio
2020
Korea
Ratio
Total
Ratio
2011-2020
Korea (red)
Total
Ratio
2019
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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