Selected indicators for Korea

Population

Population, Million persons, 1998-2018
Population, Annual growth rate (%), 2018

51.6 million

Growth rate: 0.4%

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

12.1 tonnes per capita

GDP

Gross domestic product (GDP), US dollars/capita, 2019

42 925 US$ per capita

Debt

Household debt, % of net disposable income, 2018

Household debt:
184.2 % of disposable income

Tax

Tax on personal income, % of GDP, 2018

Tax on personal income:
5.2 % of GDP

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Country profile of Korea

AgricultureLatestTrendRanking
Agricultural landIndicator 34 Permanent pasture
Hectares
2017
Korea
Hectares
Permanent pasture
Hectares
1998-2017
Korea (red)
Permanent pasture
Hectares
2018
Agricultural supportIndicator 46.1 Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
2019
Korea
% of gross farm receipts
Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
2000-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Crop productionIndicator 3.30 Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2029
Korea
Tonnes/hectare
Wheat
Tonnes/hectare
2010-2029
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 641.9 Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2018
Korea
Million US dollars
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
1999-2018
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2018
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Grants by private agencies and NGOsIndicator 419.5 Total
Million US dollars
2017
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1998-2017
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Net ODAIndicator 0.2 ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2019
Korea
% of gross national income
ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2018-2019
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
ODA grant equivalent
% of gross national income
2019
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Private flowsIndicator 10 478.0 Total
Million US dollars
2018
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1999-2018
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2017
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total official and private flowsIndicator 12 614.6 Total
Million US dollars
2018
Korea
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1999-2018
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2018
Korea (red), DAC Countries (black)

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EconomyLatestTrendRanking
Composite leading indicator (CLI)Indicator 99.56 Amplitude adjusted
Long-term average = 100
Jun-2020
Korea
Long-term average = 100
Household disposable incomeIndicator 1.8 Net
Annual growth rate (%)
2017
Korea
Annual growth rate (%)
Net
Annual growth rate (%)
2011-2017
Korea (red)
Net
Annual growth rate (%)
2018
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 (%)
2019
Net national incomeIndicator 34 255 Total
US dollars/capita
2018
Korea
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1999-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
US dollars/capita
2018
Korea (red)
Trade in goods and servicesIndicator 41.6 Exports
% of GDP
2018
Korea
% of GDP
Exports
% of GDP
1999-2018
Korea (red)
Exports
% of GDP
2019

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EducationLatestTrendRanking
Education spendingIndicator 10 109 Tertiary
US dollars/student
2015
Korea
US dollars/student
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2000-2015
Korea (red)
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2016
Korea (red)
Mathematics performance (PISA)Indicator 528 Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2003-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea (red)
Reading performance (PISA)Indicator 503 Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2000-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea (red)
Science performance (PISA)Indicator 521 Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2006-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2018
Korea (red)
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 13 174 242 665.04 Road
Euro
2015
Korea
Euro
Road
Euro
2001-2015
Korea (red)
Road
Euro
2018
Passenger transportIndicator 381 854.0 Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2017
Korea
Million passenger-kilometres
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2001-2017
Korea (red)
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2016
Korea (red)
Primary energy supplyIndicator 0.15 Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2018
Korea
Toe/1 000 US dollars
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
1999-2018
Korea (red)
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2018
Korea (red)
Road accidentsIndicator 81 Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2017
Korea
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
1998-2017
Korea (red)
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2017
Korea (red)

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EnvironmentLatestTrendRanking
Air and GHG emissionsIndicator 12.1 Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2018
Korea
Tonnes/capita
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
1999-2018
Korea (red)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2018
Korea (red)
Municipal wasteIndicator 385.0 Total
Kilograms/capita
2016
Korea
Kilograms/capita
Total
Kilograms/capita
1997-2016
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Kilograms/capita
2018
OECD - Total (black)
Water withdrawalsIndicator 23 403.5 Total
Million m3
2017
Korea
Million m3
Total
Million m3
1997-2017
Korea (red)
Total
Million m3
2016
Korea (red)

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FinanceLatestTrendRanking
Broad money (M3)Indicator 143.61 Total
2015=100
May-2020
Korea
2015=100
Total
2015=100
Oct-2018-May-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
2015=100
Dec-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term interest ratesIndicator 1.4 Total
% per annum
Jul-2020
Korea
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Dec-2018-Jul-2020
Korea (red)
Total
% per annum
Jun-2020
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 0.8 Total
% per annum
Jul-2020
Korea
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Dec-2018-Jul-2020
Korea (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)
Total
% per annum
Jul-2020
Korea (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)

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GovernmentLatestTrendRanking
General government spendingIndicator 30.3 Total
% of GDP
2017
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
2007-2017
Korea (red)
Total
% of GDP
2018
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 4.5 Total
% of GDP
2018
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1999-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2018
Korea (red)
Tax revenueIndicator 28.4 Total
% of GDP
2018
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1999-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2018
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Tax wedgeIndicator 23.3 Total
% of labour cost
2019
Korea
% of labour cost
Total
% of labour cost
2000-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of labour cost
2019
Korea (red), OECD - Average (black)

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HealthLatestTrendRanking
Health spendingIndicator 3 384 Total
US dollars/capita
2019
Korea
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
2000-2019
Korea (red)
Total
US dollars/capita
2019
Korea (red)
Hospital bedsIndicator 12.4 Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2018
Korea
Per 1 000 inhabitants
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
1999-2018
Korea (red)
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2018
Korea (red)
Length of hospital stayIndicator 7.50 Acute care
Days
2018
Korea
Days
Acute care
Days
1998-2018
Korea (red)
Acute care
Days
2018
Korea (red)
Life expectancy at birthIndicator 79.7 Men
Years
2018
Korea
Years
Men
Years
1999-2018
Korea (red)
Men
Years
2018
Korea (red)
Overweight or obese populationIndicator 34.3 Measured
% of population aged 15+
2018
Korea
% of population aged 15+
Measured
% of population aged 15+
1998-2018
Korea (red)

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Innovation and TechnologyLatestTrendRanking
Gross domestic spending on R&DIndicator 4.5 Total
% of GDP
2018
Korea
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1999-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2018
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
2019
Korea
% of all households
Total
% of all households
2005-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of all households
2019
Korea (red)
Mobile broadband subscriptionsIndicator 113.5 Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2019
Korea
Per 100 inhabitants
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q4-2009-Q2-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Triadic patent familiesIndicator 2 159.8 Total
Number
2018
Korea
Number
Total
Number
1999-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Number
2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)

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JobsLatestTrendRanking
Average wagesIndicator 42 284.8 Total
US dollars
2019
Korea
US dollars
Total
US dollars
2000-2019
Korea (red)
Total
US dollars
2019
Korea (red)
Employment rateIndicator 65.4 Total
% of working age population
Q2-2020
Korea
% of working age population
Total
% of working age population
Q3-2015-Q2-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of working age population
Q1-2020
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Hours workedIndicator 1 967 Total
Hours/worker
2019
Korea
Hours/worker
Total
Hours/worker
2008-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Hours/worker
2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term unemployment rateIndicator 0.9 Total
% of unemployed
2019
Korea
% of unemployed
Total
% of unemployed
2000-2019
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of unemployed
2019
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
2019
Korea (red)

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SocietyLatestTrendRanking
Fertility ratesIndicator 0.90 Total
Children/woman
2019
Korea
Children/woman
Total
Children/woman
2000-2019
Korea (red)
Total
Children/woman
2018
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 88 515.0 Total
Number
2016
Korea
Number
Total
Number
2000-2016
Korea (red)
Total
Number
2016
Korea (red)
Poverty rateIndicator 0.17 Total
Ratio
2017
Korea
Ratio
Total
Ratio
2015-2017
Korea (red)
Total
Ratio
2017
Korea (red)
Social spendingIndicator 11.1 Public
% of GDP
2018
Korea
% of GDP
Public
% of GDP
1999-2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)
Public
% of GDP
2018
Korea (red), OECD - Total (black)

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