Gross Domestic Product of North Korea grew 3.1% in 2008 compared to last year. This rate is 43 -tenths of one percent higher than the figure of -1.2% published in 2007.
The GDP figure in 2008 was €9,068$13,337 million, North Korea is number 117 in the ranking of GDP of the 196 countries that we publish. The absolute value of GDP in North Korea dropped €1,421$1,038 million with respect to 2007.
The GDP per capita of North Korea in 2008 was €373$549, €61$45 less than in 2007, when it was €434$594. To view the evolution of the GDP per capita, it is interesting to look back a few years and compare these data with those of when the GDP per capita in North Korea was €$456.
If we order the countries according to their GDP per capita, North Korea is in 179 th position. According to this parameter, its population is among the poorest of the 196 countries whose GDP we publish.