South Korea South Korea

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South Korea, is a country located at Eastern Asia, it has an area of 100,370 Km2.

South Korea, with a population of 51,781,000 people, it is ranked at 28º position by population of 196 countries and it has a high population density, with 516 people per km2.

It's capital is Seoul and its currency is South Korean won

South Korea is the 10º largest economy by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2019 was 621,074 millions of euros (695,692 millions of dollars), ( 42.13% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is €12,011 euros per inhabitant$13,454 dollars per inhabitant.

The last annual rate of CPI published in South Korea was on December of 2018 and it was 1.3%.

In terms of the human development index (HDI) of South Korea, which is the index used by the United Nations to measure the progress of a country, was 0.916 points in 2019, leaving it in 23th place in the table of 189 countries published.

If the reason to visit South Korea are business, you must know it's in the 5th of the Doing Business ranking , which provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms.

In the tables at the bottom of the page, you can see more information about the economy and demography of South Korea, if you want to see information about other countries click here

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South Korea Economy
Qu. GDP Per Capita [+]2021Q37,317K
Annual GDP [+]2020€1,436,668M
Annual GDP [+]2020$1,638,260M
GDP per capita [+]2020€27,745
GDP per capita [+]2020$31,638
Quarterly GDP [+]2021Q3€378,881M
Debt (M.€.) [+]2019621,074
Debt ($M) [+]2019695,692
Debt (%GDP) [+]201942.13%
Debt Per Capita [+]2019€12,011
Debt Per Capita [+]2019$13,454
Deficit (M.€) [+]20195,485
Deficit ($M) [+]20196,140
Deficit (%GDP) [+]20190.37%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]2019332,671.6
Expenditure ($M) [+]2019372,425.9
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]201865,141.2
Education Expenditure ($M) [+]201876,918.4
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201124.98%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]202074,727.3
Gov. Health Exp.($M) [+]19987,346.2
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201713.42%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]202040,905.4
Defence Expenditure ($M) [+]202046,645.2
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]202010.87%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201922.55%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2019€6,434
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2019$7,202
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2018€1,262
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2018$1,490
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2020€1,438
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2017$1,310
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2020€790
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2020$901
Moody's Rating [+]05/12/2020Aa2
S&P Rating [+]08/07/2016AA
Fitch Rating [+]02/11/2020AA-
Corruption Index [+]202061
Competitiveness Ranking [+]201913º
Fragile States Index [+]201835.7
RTI Raking [+]09/28/201845º
Innovation Ranking [+]201812º
Unemployment rate [+]2021Q14.9%
Unemployed [+]2021Q11,375K
NMW [+]2021$1,646.9
NMW [+]2021€1,364.1
Average Wage [+]2015$37,229
Average Wage [+]2020€34,201
Human Capital Ranking [+]201727º
Euro / South Korean won [+]01/20/20221,349.1600
US Dollar exchange rate [+]01/20/20221,191.8000
Stock ExchangeYTD % [+]01/21/2022-4.81%
CPI (overall index) [+]December 20181.3%
Money Market
Key rates [+]01/14/20221.25%
Doing Business [+]2019
Passengers vehicles Year [+]December 20201,618,333
Annual Vehicles/ 1,000 p. [+]December 202036.81
Motor vehicle production [+]20203,506,774
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]2015411.45
Tax Revenue (%GDP) [+]201927.3%
Standard VAT [+]01/01/200610.00%
Top tax rate + SSC [+]202048.6%
Annual arrivals [+]201917,502,756
Exports [+]2020€448,693.8M
Exports [+]2020$512,498.0M
Exports % GDP [+]202031.23%
Imports [+]2020€409,414.1M
Imports [+]2020$467,632.8M
Imports % GDP [+]202028.50%
Trade balance [+]2020€39,279.7M
Trade balance [+]2020$44,865.3M
Trade balance % GDP [+]20202.73%
Global AgeWatch Ranking [+]201560º
Density [+]2020516
Global Peace Ranking [+]202157º
Remittance received ($M) [+]20176,331.8
% Immigrant [+]20192.25%
% Emigrant [+]20194.21%
Birth Rate [+]20195.90‰
Remittance sent ($M) [+]20175,989.1
Crude death rate [+]20195.70‰
Fertility Rate [+]20190.92
Population [+]202051,781,000
Immigrant stock [+]20191,163,655
Emigrant stock [+]20192,176,580
HDI [+]20190.916
Gender Gap Ranking [+]2020108º
Life expectancy [+]201983.23
Suicides [+]201913,799
Suicide rate [+]201926.70
Number of homicides [+]2018309
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20180.60
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]202012.07
Consumption GWh [+]2020531,258
Generation GWh [+]2020549,868
COVID-19 - Deaths [+]01/19/20226,480
COVID-19 - Confirmed [+]01/19/2022712,503
Fully vaccinated [+]01/19/202243,676,631
COVID-19 - Deaths per million population [+]01/19/2022125.14
Doses administered [+]01/19/2022110,913,950