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NATIONAL PUBLIC DEBT South Korea 2017

Public debt went up in South Korea

In 2017 South Korea public debt was 538,980 million euros 608,886 million dollars, has increased 28,99144,380 million since 2016.

This amount means that the debt in 2017 reached 39.76% of South Korea GDP, a 0.13 percentage point fall from 2016, when it was 39.89% of GDP.

If we check the tables we can see the evolution of South Korea debt. It has risen since 2007 in global debt terms, when it was 234,677 million euros 321,625 million dollars and also in terms of GDP percentage, when it amounted to 28.65%.

According to the last data point published, South Korea per capita debt in 2017 was 10,475 euros11,834 dollars per inhabitant. In 2016 it was 9,952 euros 11,016 dollars, afterwards rising by 523 euros818 dollars, and if we again check 2007 we can see that then the debt per person was 4,820 euros6,606 dollars .

The position of South Korea, as compared with the rest of the world, has remained in 2017 in terms of GDP percentage. Currently it is country number 65 in the list of debt to GDP and 151 in debt per capita, out of the 186 we publish.

In this page we show you the progression of the public debt in South Korea. You can see debt in other countries in Public debt and see all the information about South Korea in economy of South Korea.

South Korea: Evolution of debt
DateDebtDebtDebt (%GDP)Debt Per CapitaDebt Per Capita
2017538,980608,88639.76%10,475€11,834$
2016509,989564,50639.89%9,952€11,016$
2015492,549546,48339.53%9,655€10,712$
2014396,302526,48737.31%7,809€10,375$
2013347,887462,02935.39%6,899€9,162$
2012306,293393,52532.20%6,101€7,839$
2011272,318379,06731.51%5,453€7,591$
2010254,267337,08130.83%5,131€6,802$
2009203,210283,43731.38%4,121€5,748$
2008191,779282,06828.16%3,909€5,750$
2007234,677321,62528.65%4,820€6,606$
2006235,883296,17529.27%4,870€6,115$
2005194,385241,83426.96%4,034€5,019$
2004143,085177,98323.25%2,976€3,702$
2003123,084139,23320.45%2,570€2,907$
2002113,232107,07217.55%2,377€2,247$
2001105,37394,37217.70%2,224€1,992$
2000104,04396,09417.11%2,213€2,044$
199976,18181,19416.75%1,634€1,742$
199854,89514.67%1,186$
199757,11710.25%1,243$
199649,3008.24%1,083$
199549,7448.95%1,103$
199446,15010.13%1,034$
199344,06811.41%997$
199242,72912.21%977$
199140,64912.48%939$
199037,34713.37%871$
South Korea: Evolution of debt as a percentage of GDP

South Korea: Evolution of debt in millions