South Korea | Economic Indicators


Markets Last Reference Previous Range
Currency 1130 Jul/15 1118 667 : 1962
Government Bond 10Y 2.52 percent Jul/15 2.44 2.06 : 7.91
Stock Market 2047 Index points Jul/15 2074 93.1 : 2229
GDP Last Reference Previous Range
GDP 1410 USD Billion Dec/14 1305 2.36 : 1410
GDP Growth Rate 0.8 percent Mar/15 0.3 -7 : 6.8
GDP Annual Growth Rate 2.5 percent Mar/15 2.7 -7.3 : 18.2
GDP Constant Prices 362171 KRW Billion Mar/15 359208 14935 : 362171
Gross National Product 360937 KRW Billion Mar/15 377064 14697 : 377064
GDP per capita 24566 USD Dec/14 23893 1107 : 24566
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 105401 KRW Billion Mar/15 101313 2402 : 105875
GDP per capita PPP 33629 USD Dec/14 32708 12087 : 33629
Gdp From Agriculture 7716 KRW Billion Mar/15 7459 1627 : 7716
Gdp From Construction 14115 KRW Billion Mar/15 13839 279 : 16130
Gdp From Manufacturing 103561 KRW Billion Mar/15 103146 298 : 104032
Gdp From Mining 558 KRW Billion Mar/15 558 179 : 876
Gdp From Public Administration 22142 KRW Billion Mar/15 21982 1673 : 22142
Gdp From Services 194624 Mar/15 192828 4114 : 194624
Gdp From Transport 12498 KRW Billion Mar/15 12445 114 : 12498
Gdp From Utilities 6894 KRW Billion Mar/15 7141 10.3 : 7141
Labour Last Reference Previous Range
Unemployment Rate 3.9 percent May/15 3.7 2.9 : 7.1
Employed Persons 25746 Thousand May/15 25768 20275 : 25986
Unemployed Persons 1042 Thousand May/15 1002 684 : 1564
Productivity 103 Index Points Dec/14 102 51.9 : 108
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.3 percent May/15 62.8 48.5 : 63.4
Wages 3356165 KRW/Month Mar/15 3252495 2460239 : 3356165
Wages in Manufacturing 3760722 KRW/Month Mar/15 3589912 2520139 : 3760722
Labour Costs 119 Index Points Dec/14 122 86.3 : 128
Population 50.22 Million Dec/13 50 25 : 50.22
Retirement Age Women 55 Dec/15 55 55 : 55
Retirement Age Men 55 Dec/15 55 55 : 55
Minimum Wages 5580 KRW/Hour Dec/15 5210 600 : 5580
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.4 percent May/15 10.3 3.8 : 13.4
Prices Last Reference Previous Range
Inflation Rate 0.7 percent Jun/15 0.5 0.2 : 32.5
Inflation Rate Mom 0 percent Jun/15 0.3 -2.52 : 5.29
Consumer Price Index CPI 110 Index Points Jun/15 110 2.9 : 110
Core Inflation Rate 2 percent Jun/15 2.1 -0.3 : 30.5
Core Consumer Prices 111 Index Points Jun/15 111 10.7 : 111
GDP Deflator 107 Index Points Mar/15 103 4.2 : 107
Producer Prices 102 Index Points May/15 102 5.07 : 109
Producer Prices Change -3.5 percent May/15 -3.6 -4.36 : 47.4
Export Prices 83.77 Index Points May/15 82.92 14.92 : 169
Import Prices 81.56 Index Points May/15 80.54 4.81 : 117
Food Inflation 2.66 percent Jun/15 2.24 -4.5 : 6434
Money Last Reference Previous Range
Interest Rate 1.5 percent Jun/15 1.75 1.5 : 5.25
Interbank Rate 1.65 percent May/15 1.73 1.65 : 25.34
Money Supply M0 68158600 KRW Million Apr/15 67012800 11200 : 68501700
Money Supply M1 619917 KRW Billion Apr/15 604157 260 : 619917
Money Supply M2 2157148 KRW Billion Apr/15 2133052 591 : 2157148
Money Supply M3 2948092 KRW Billion Apr/15 2920704 57008 : 2948092
Foreign Exchange Reserves 374749 USD Million Jun/15 371506 564 : 374749
Loans to Private Sector 7014603 KRW Hundred Million May/15 6977767 2603700 : 7014603
Central Bank Balance Sheet 486798 KRW Billion Apr/15 503180 310 : 503180
Trade Last Reference Previous Range
Balance of Trade 10243 USD Million Jun/15 6301 -4043 : 10243
Exports 46947 USD Million Jun/15 42392 14.75 : 51600
Imports 36704 USD Million Jun/15 36070 38.61 : 45899
Current Account 8650 USD Million May/15 8136 -3757 : 11320
Current Account to GDP 5.8 percent Dec/13 4.3 -8.3 : 11.9
External Debt 418910 USD Million Mar/15 425449 83622 : 442174
Terms of Trade 130 Index Points May/15 139 13.1 : 139
Foreign Direct Investment 3555000 USD Thousand Mar/15 4185000 114 : 7065714
Capital Flows -10070 USD Million Apr/15 -11029 -11596 : 3028
Tourist Arrivals 1334212 May/15 1384567 213006 : 1454078
Gold Reserves 104 Tonnes Dec/13 104 13 : 104
Government Last Reference Previous Range
Government Budget -1.5 percent of GDP Dec/13 -1.3 -4.1 : 3.47
Government Debt to GDP 33.8 percent Dec/13 34.8 7.99 : 34.8
Government Budget Value -9028 KRW Billion Apr/15 -16206 -28619 : 42914
Government Spending 52167 KRW Billion Mar/15 52066 4673 : 52167
Credit Rating 80.74 :
Business Last Reference Previous Range
Business Confidence 66 Jun/15 73 35 : 119
Manufacturing PMI 46.1 Jun/15 47.8 45.7 : 52.6
Industrial Production -2.8 percent May/15 -2.6 -25.3 : 38.8
Industrial Production Mom -1.3 percent May/15 -1.3 -11 : 11
Manufacturing Production -2.8 percent May/15 -1.8 -26.7 : 40.8
Capacity Utilization 111 Index Points Apr/15 111 4.2 : 111
New Orders 7750645 KRW Million Apr/15 6052199 93961 : 15108782
Changes in Inventories 2215 KRW Billion Mar/15 5602 -7286 : 5774
Bankruptcies 59 Companies May/15 76 58 : 3377
Car Registrations 115302 Cars May/15 128110 83212 : 147897
Competitiveness Index 4.95 Points Dec/15 5.01 4.93 : 5.39
Competitiveness Rank 26 Dec/15 25 11 : 26
Corruption Index 55 Points Dec/14 55 38 : 56
Corruption Rank 43 Dec/14 46 27 : 52
Ease of Doing Business 5 Dec/14 7 5 : 23
Leading Economic Index 131 Index Points Apr/15 130 5.7 : 131
Consumer Last Reference Previous Range
Consumer Confidence 99 Jun/15 105 81 : 117
Retail Sales MoM 0 percent May/15 1.4 -13.3 : 5.7
Retail Sales YoY 3.5 percent May/15 4.9 -12.6 : 19.9
Consumer Spending 175390 KRW Billion Mar/15 174318 113913 : 175390
Disposable Personal Income 1490794 KRW Billion Dec/14 1435098 2842 : 1490794
Personal Savings 517842 KRW Billion Dec/14 492830 494 : 517842
Consumer Credit 1099336 KRW Billion Mar/15 1088981 142747 : 1099336
Bank Lending Rate 3.56 percent May/15 3.36 3.36 : 17.01
Gasoline Prices 1.42 USD/Liter Jun/15 1.39 0.54 : 1.84
Housing Last Reference Previous Range
Housing Index 104 Index points May/15 104 38.1 : 186
Construction Orders 4261949 KRW Million Apr/15 7733761 23 : 9960701
Home Ownership Rate 53.6 percent Dec/14 53.8 53.6 : 56.4
Taxes Last Reference Previous Range
Corporate Tax Rate 24.2 percent Dec/15 24.2 22 : 30.8
Personal Income Tax Rate 38 percent Dec/14 38 35 : 38
Sales Tax Rate 10 percent Dec/15 10 10 : 10
Social Security Rate 18.5 percent Dec/14 18.52 15.3 : 18.52
Social Security Rate For Companies 10.16 percent Dec/14 10.23 8.5 : 10.23
Social Security Rate For Employees 8.34 percent Dec/14 8.29 6.7 : 8.34




Economic Indicators for South Korea including actual values, historical data charts, an economic calendar, time-series statistics, business news, long term forecasts and short-term predictions for South Korea economy. 7/7/2015