South Korea | Economic Indicators


Markets Last Reference Previous Range
Currency 1092  May/15 1069 667 : 1962
Government Bond 10Y 2.41 percent May/15 2.4 2.06 : 7.91
Stock Market 2111 Index points May/15 2127 93.1 : 2229
GDP Last Reference Previous Range
GDP 1305 USD Billion Dec/13 1223 2.36 : 1305
GDP Growth Rate 0.8 percent Feb/15 0.3 -7 : 6.8
GDP Annual Growth Rate 2.4 percent Feb/15 2.7 -7.3 : 18.2
GDP Constant Prices 361971 KRW Billion Feb/15 359208 14935 : 361971
Gross National Product 377064 KRW Billion Nov/14 355781 14697 : 377064
GDP per capita 23893 USD Dec/13 23303 1107 : 23893
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 105466 KRW Billion Feb/15 101313 2402 : 105875
GDP per capita PPP 32708 USD Dec/13 31901 12087 : 32708
Labour Last Reference Previous Range
Unemployment Rate 3.7 percent Apr/15 3.7 2.9 : 7.1
Employed Persons 25768 Thousand Apr/15 25862 20275 : 25986
Unemployed Persons 1002 Thousand Apr/15 982 684 : 1564
Productivity 103 Index Points Nov/14 102 51.9 : 108
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.8 percent Apr/15 62 48.5 : 63.4
Wages 3252495 KRW/Month Nov/14 3226995 2460239 : 3256321
Wages in Manufacturing 3589912 KRW/Month Nov/14 3521603 2520139 : 3682593
Labour Costs 119 Index Points Nov/14 122 86.3 : 128
Population 50.22 Million Dec/13 50 25 : 50.22
Retirement Age Women 55  Jan/15 55 55 : 55
Retirement Age Men 55  Jan/15 55 55 : 55
Minimum Wages 5580 KRW/Hour Jan/15 5210 600 : 5580
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.3 percent Apr/15 10.7 3.8 : 13.4
Prices Last Reference Previous Range
Inflation Rate 0.4 percent Apr/15 0.4 0.2 : 32.5
Inflation Rate Mom 0.1 percent Apr/15 0 -2.52 : 5.29
Consumer Price Index CPI 110 Index Points Apr/15 109 2.9 : 110
Core Inflation Rate 2.1 percent Mar/15 2.3 -0.3 : 30.5
Core Consumer Prices 111 Index Points Apr/15 111 10.7 : 111
GDP Deflator 103 Index Points Nov/14 105 4.2 : 105
Producer Prices 102 Index Points Apr/15 102 5.07 : 109
Producer Prices Change -3.6 percent Apr/15 -3.7 -4.36 : 47.4
Export Prices 82.83 Index Points Apr/15 84.48 14.92 : 169
Import Prices 80.57 Index Points Apr/15 82.53 4.81 : 117
Food Inflation 0.58 percent Mar/15 1.61 -4.5 : 6434
Money Last Reference Previous Range
Interest Rate 1.75 percent May/15 1.75 1.75 : 5.25
Interbank Rate 1.73 percent Apr/15 1.83 1.73 : 25.34
Money Supply M0 67012800 KRW Million Mar/15 68501700 11200 : 68501700
Money Supply M1 604157 KRW Billion Mar/15 587093 260 : 604157
Money Supply M2 2133052 KRW Billion Mar/15 2111628 591 : 2133052
Money Supply M3 2920704 KRW Billion Mar/15 2880030 57008 : 2920704
Foreign Exchange Reserves 369902 USD Million Apr/15 362750 564 : 369902
Loans to Private Sector 8725 KRW Billion Apr/15 3986 -3462 : 8725
Central Bank Balance Sheet 503180 KRW Billion Mar/15 488671 310 : 503180
Trade Last Reference Previous Range
Balance of Trade 8488 USD Million Apr/15 8381 -4043 : 8488
Exports 46218 USD Million Apr/15 46964 14.75 : 51600
Imports 37729 USD Million Apr/15 38584 38.61 : 45899
Current Account 10390 USD Million Mar/15 6440 -3757 : 11320
Current Account to GDP 5.8 percent Dec/13 4.3 -8.3 : 11.9
External Debt 425449 USD Million Dec/14 434125 83622 : 442174
Terms of Trade 139 Index Points Mar/15 117 13.1 : 139
Foreign Direct Investment 3555000 USD Thousand Feb/15 4185000 114 : 7065714
Capital Flows -11029 USD Million Mar/15 -5540 -11596 : 3028
Tourist Arrivals 1384567  Apr/15 1238144 213006 : 1454078
Gold Reserves 104 Tonnes Nov/13 104 13 : 104
Gold Reserves 104 Tonnes Nov/14 104 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 -16206 KRW Billion Mar/15 -8524 -28619 : 42914
Government Spending 52179 KRW Billion Feb/15 52066 4673 : 52179
Credit Rating 80.74  :
Business Last Reference Previous Range
Business Confidence 75  May/15 80 35 : 119
Manufacturing PMI 48.8  Apr/15 49.2 45.7 : 52.6
Industrial Production -2.7 percent Apr/15 0 -25.3 : 38.8
Industrial Production Mom -1.2 percent Apr/15 -0.3 -11 : 11
Manufacturing Production -1.8 percent Apr/15 -0.2 -26.7 : 40.8
Capacity Utilization 111 Index Points Mar/15 111 4.2 : 111
New Orders 6208554 KRW Million Mar/15 7684747 93961 : 15108782
Changes in Inventories 2108 KRW Billion Feb/15 5602 -7286 : 5774
Bankruptcies 73 Companies Mar/15 64 58 : 3377
Car Registrations 20411896 Cars Apr/15 20339450 1636036 : 20411896
Leading Economic Index 130 Index Points Mar/15 129 5.7 : 130
Consumer Last Reference Previous Range
Consumer Confidence 105  May/15 104 81 : 117
Retail Sales MoM 1.6 percent Apr/15 -0.5 -13.3 : 5.7
Retail Sales YoY 4.9 percent Apr/15 2.7 -12.6 : 19.9
Consumer Spending 175318 KRW Billion Feb/15 174318 113913 : 175318
Disposable Personal Income 1490794 KRW Billion Jun/14 1435098 2842 : 1490794
Personal Savings 517842 KRW Billion Jun/14 492830 494 : 517842
Consumer Credit 1088981 KRW Billion Dec/14 1059161 142747 : 1088981
Bank Lending Rate 3.61 percent Mar/15 3.86 3.61 : 17.01
Housing Last Reference Previous Range
Housing Index 104 Index points May/15 104 38.1 : 186
Construction Orders 7448566 KRW Million Mar/15 2157529 23 : 9960701
Taxes Last Reference Previous Range
Corporate Tax Rate 24.2 percent Jan/15 24.2 22 : 30.8
Personal Income Tax Rate 38 percent Jan/14 38 35 : 38
Sales Tax Rate 10 percent Jan/15 10 10 : 10
Social Security Rate 18.5 percent Jan/14 18.52 15.3 : 18.52
Social Security Rate For Companies 10.16 percent Jan/14 10.23 8.5 : 10.23
Social Security Rate For Employees 8.34 percent Jan/14 8.29 6.7 : 8.34




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