South Korea GDP

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in South Korea was worth 1129.60 billion US dollars in 2012. The GDP value of South Korea represents 1.82 percent of the world economy. GDP in South Korea is reported by the The World Bank Group. From 1960 until 2012, South Korea GDP averaged 309.1 USD Billion reaching an all time high of 1129.6 USD Billion in December of 2012 and a record low of 2.4 USD Billion in December of 1961. The gross domestic product (GDP) measures of national income and output for a given country's economy. The gross domestic product (GDP) is equal to the total expenditures for all final goods and services produced within the country in a stipulated period of time. This page provides - South Korea GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
1129.60 1114.47 1129.60 2.36 1173.16 | 2014/06 1960 - 2012 USD Billion Yearly

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GDP Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
GDP Growth Rate 0.90 2014-03-31 0.90 6.80 -7.00 0.80 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
GDP Annual Growth Rate 3.90 2014-03-31 3.70 18.20 -7.30 3.90 2014-03-31 Percent [+]
GDP per capita 21562.45 2012-12-31 21226.03 21562.45 1467.10 22208.99 2014-06-30 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 27990.83 2012-12-31 27554.12 27990.83 5543.57 28830.12 2014-06-30 USD [+]
GDP Constant Prices 353802.70 2014-02-15 350505.10 353802.70 14934.60 356869.47 2014-06-30 KRW Billion [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 105021.40 2014-02-15 101518.70 105021.40 2402.10 94124.10 2014-03-31 KRW Billion [+]
Gross National Product 365088.20 2013-11-15 345972.60 365088.20 14696.60 385582.54 2014-03-31 KRW Billion [+]
GDP 1129.60 2012-12-31 1114.47 1129.60 2.36 1173.16 2014-06-30 USD Billion [+]
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GDP | Notes
The gross domestic product (GDP) or gross domestic income (GDI) is one of the measures of national income and output. GDP can be defined in three ways, which should give identical results. First, it is equal to the total expenditures for all final goods and services produced within the country in a specified period of time (usually a 365-day year). Second, it is equal to the sum of the value added at every stage of production by all the industries, plus taxes and minus subsidies on products. Third, it is equal to the sum of the income generated by production like compensation of employees, taxes on production and imports less subsidies, and gross operating surplus.


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South Korean GDP advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the fourth quarter of 2013, in line with expectations and unchanged from the advance estimate.
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In the fourth quarter of 2013, South Korean GDP advanced 3.7 percent over a year earlier, down from an initial 3.9 percent estimate. Exports, government spending and contruction investment rose at a slower pace than initially estimated.
Bank of Korea Holds Rates  
At its March 13th, 2014 meeting, South Korea’s central bank decided to hold the base rate unchanged at 2.5 percent, citing mixed signs of a global recovery.
South Korea Unemployment Rate Hits 3-Year High  
In February of 2014, South Korean seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose to 3.9 percent, up from 3.2 percent in the previous month. While the number of job seekers increased as the season for graduation and recruitment led more young people to actively look for job, the number of people in work hit its highest level in 15 years.
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