South Korea | Economic Indicators


Markets Last Reference Previous Range
Currency 1082  Apr/15 1106 667 : 1962
Government Bond 10Y 2.14 percent Apr/15 2.16 2.06 : 7.91
Stock Market 2147 Index points Apr/15 2041 93.1 : 2229
GDP Last Reference Previous Range
GDP 1305 USD Billion Dec/13 1223 2.36 : 1305
GDP Growth Rate 0.3 percent Nov/14 0.8 -7 : 6.8
GDP Annual Growth Rate 2.7 percent Nov/14 3.2 -7.3 : 18.2
GDP Constant Prices 359208 KRW Billion Nov/14 358782 14935 : 359208
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 101313 KRW Billion Nov/14 105875 2402 : 105875
GDP per capita PPP 32708 USD Dec/13 31901 12087 : 32708
Labour Last Reference Previous Range
Unemployment Rate 3.7 percent Mar/15 3.9 2.9 : 7.1
Employed Persons 25862 Thousand Mar/15 25986 20275 : 25986
Unemployed Persons 982 Thousand Mar/15 1044 684 : 1564
Productivity 101 Index Points Aug/14 103 51.9 : 108
Labor Force Participation Rate 62 percent Mar/15 61.6 48.5 : 63.4
Wages 3252495 KRW Nov/14 3226995 2460239 : 3256321
Wages in Manufacturing 3589912 KRW Nov/14 3521603 2520139 : 3682593
Labour Costs 123 Index Points Aug/14 109 86.3 : 128
Population 50.22 Million Dec/13 50 25 : 50.22
Retirement Age Women 60  Jan/13 60 60 : 60
Retirement Age Men 60  Jan/13 60 60 : 60
Minimum Wages 5580 KRW/Hour Jan/15 5210 600 : 5580
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.7 percent Mar/15 11 3.8 : 13.4
Prices Last Reference Previous Range
Inflation Rate 0.4 percent Mar/15 0.5 0.2 : 32.5
Inflation Rate Mom percent Mar/15 0 -2.52 : 5.29
Consumer Price Index CPI 109 Index Points Mar/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 Mar/15 110 10.7 : 111
GDP Deflator 103 Index Points Nov/14 105 4.2 : 105
Producer Prices 102 Index Points Mar/15 102 5.07 : 109
Producer Prices Change -3.7 percent Mar/15 -3.6 -4.36 : 47.4
Export Prices 84.46 Index Points Mar/15 83.69 14.92 : 169
Import Prices 82.56 Index Points Mar/15 82.26 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 Apr/15 1.75 1.75 : 5.25
Interbank Rate 1.83 percent Mar/15 1.99 1.76 : 25.34
Money Supply M0 68501700 KRW Million Feb/15 64951000 11200 : 68501700
Money Supply M1 587093 KRW Billion Feb/15 568796 260 : 587093
Money Supply M2 2111628 KRW Billion Feb/15 2092001 591 : 2111628
Money Supply M3 2880030 KRW Billion Feb/15 2849506 57008 : 2880030
Foreign Exchange Reserves 362750 USD Million Mar/15 362370 564 : 368026
Loans to Private Sector 3986 KRW Billion Mar/15 3385 -3462 : 7695
Central Bank Balance Sheet 488671 KRW Billion Feb/15 482453 310 : 496806
Trade Last Reference Previous Range
Balance of Trade 8381 USD Million Mar/15 7706 -4043 : 8381
Exports 46964 USD Million Mar/15 41500 14.75 : 51600
Imports 38584 USD Million Mar/15 33793 38.61 : 45899
Current Account 6440 USD Million Feb/15 6580 -3757 : 11320
Current Account to GDP 5.8 percent Dec/13 4.3 -8.3 : 11.9
External Debt 425449 USD Million Nov/14 434125 83622 : 442174
Terms of Trade 117 Index Points Feb/15 126 13.1 : 134
Foreign Direct Investment 4484000 USD Thousand Aug/14 5272619 114 : 7065714
Capital Flows -5540 USD Million Feb/15 -8253 -11596 : 3028
Tourist Arrivals 1050706  Feb/15 917054 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 3288 KRW Billion Nov/14 5386 -28619 : 42914
Government Spending 52066 KRW Billion Nov/14 51626 4673 : 52066
Credit Rating 80.74  :
Business Last Reference Previous Range
Business Confidence 77  Mar/15 74 35 : 119
Manufacturing PMI 49.2  Mar/15 51.1 45.7 : 52.6
Industrial Production -4.7 percent Feb/15 1.7 -25.3 : 38.8
Industrial Production Mom 2.6 percent Feb/15 -3.8 -11 : 11
Manufacturing Production -4.8 percent Feb/15 1.6 -26.7 : 40.8
Capacity Utilization 111 Index Points Feb/15 111 4.2 : 111
New Orders 7943740 KRW Million Feb/15 6431436 93961 : 15108782
Changes in Inventories 5602 KRW Billion Nov/14 256 -7286 : 5774
Bankruptcies 64 Companies Feb/15 67 58 : 3377
Car Registrations 20339450 Cars Mar/15 20276476 1636036 : 20339450
Leading Economic Index 129 Index Points Feb/15 128 5.7 : 129
Consumer Last Reference Previous Range
Consumer Confidence 101  Mar/15 103 81 : 117
Retail Sales MoM 2.8 percent Feb/15 -2.8 -13.3 : 5.7
Retail Sales YoY 5.5 percent Feb/15 -2.9 -12.6 : 19.9
Consumer Spending 174318 KRW Billion Nov/14 173769 113913 : 174318
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 Nov/14 1059161 142747 : 1088981
Bank Lending Rate 3.86 percent Feb/15 3.9 3.86 : 17.01
Housing Last Reference Previous Range
Housing Index 2152579 KRW Million Feb/15 3864626 23 : 9960701
Taxes Last Reference Previous Range
Corporate Tax Rate 24.2 percent Jan/14 24.2 22 : 30.8
Personal Income Tax Rate 38 percent Jan/14 38 35 : 38
Sales Tax Rate 10 percent Jan/14 10 10 : 10
Social Security Rate 18.52 percent Jan/13 18.24 15.3 : 18.52
Social Security Rate For Companies 10.23 percent Jan/13 10.1 8.5 : 10.23
Social Security Rate For Employees 8.29 percent Jan/13 8.14 6.7 : 8.29




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