South Korea South Korea

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South Korea, is a country located at Eastern Asia, it has an area of 100,339 Km2.

South Korea, with a population of 51,709,000 people, it is ranked at 27º position by population of 196 countries and it has a high population density, with 515 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 621,356 millions of euros (695,608 millions of dollars), ( 42.25% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is 12,016€ euros per inhabitant13,452$ 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 [+]2021Q17,217€
Annual GDP [+]20201,430,203M.€
Annual GDP [+]20201,630,870M.$
GDP per capita [+]202027,659€
GDP per capita [+]202031,539$
Quarterly GDP [+]2021Q1373,172M.€
Debt (M.€.) [+]2019621,356
Debt (M.$.) [+]2019695,608
Debt (%GDP) [+]201942.25%
Debt Per Capita [+]201912,016€
Debt Per Capita [+]201913,452$
Deficit (M.€) [+]20195,484
Deficit (M.$) [+]20196,139
Deficit (%GDP) [+]20190.37%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]2019332,631.1
Expenditure (M.$) [+]2019372,380.5
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]201662,279.3
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]201668,886.1
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201124.98%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]201971,709.1
Gov. Health Exp.(M.$) [+]19987,346.2
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201713.42%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]201939,306.2
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]201944,027.0
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201912.08%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201922.62%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]20196,433€
Expenditure Per Capita [+]20197,201$
Education Expenditure P.C [+]20161,216€
Education Expenditure P.C [+]20161,345$
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]20191,384€
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]20171,310$
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2019760€
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2019851$
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 [+]2021Q11,375 m.
NMW [+]20201,553.8 $
NMW [+]20201,385.0 €
Average Wage [+]202034,201€
Average Wage [+]201537,229$
Human Capital Ranking [+]201727º
Euro / South Korean won [+]06/16/20211,356.2300
US Dollar exchange rate [+]06/16/20211,117.8000
Stock ExchangeYTD % [+]06/17/202113.62%
CPI (overall index) [+]December 20181.3%
Money Market
Key rates [+]05/28/20200.50%
Doing Business [+]2019
Passengers vehicles Year [+]December 20191,539,060
Annual Vehicles/ 1,000 p. [+]December 201934.72
Motor vehicle production [+]20203,506,774
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]2015411.45
Standard VAT [+]01/01/200610.00%
Top tax rate + SSC [+]202048.6%
Annual arrivals [+]201917,502,756
Exports [+]2020448,693.8 M.€
Exports [+]2020512,498.0 M.$
Exports % GDP [+]202031.37%
Imports [+]2020409,414.1 M.€
Imports [+]2020467,632.8 M.$
Imports % GDP [+]202028.63%
Trade balance [+]202039,279.7 M.€
Trade balance [+]202044,865.3 M.$
Trade balance % GDP [+]20202.75%
Global AgeWatch Ranking [+]201560º
Density [+]2019515
Global Peace Ranking [+]202048º
Remittance received (M.$) [+]20176,331.8
% Immigrant [+]20192.25%
% Emigrant [+]20194.21%
Birth Rate [+]20186.40‰
Remittance sent (M.$) [+]20175,989.1
Crude death rate [+]20185.80‰
Fertility Rate [+]20180.98
Population [+]201951,709,000
Immigrant stock [+]20191,163,655
Emigrant stock [+]20192,176,580
HDI [+]20190.916
Gender Gap Ranking [+]2020108º
Life expectancy [+]201882.63
Suicides [+]201712,463
Suicide rate [+]201724.20
Number of homicides [+]2018309
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20180.60
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]201912.70
Consumption GWh [+]2019527,036
Generation GWh [+]2019544,791
COVID-19 - Deaths [+]06/15/20211,993
COVID-19 - Confirmed [+]06/15/2021149,191
Fully vaccinated [+]05/10/2021584,013
COVID-19 - Deaths per million population [+]06/15/202138.54
Doses administered [+]05/10/20214,276,579