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South Korea - Economic overview

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General economic indicators

20102011201220132014
GDP (billions USD)1.011.111.131.21.27
GDP (annual % change, constant prices)64234
GDP per capita20.5422.3922.5923.8425.19
General government balance22222
Inflation rate34212
Current account (billions USD)2926435549
Current account (annual % change)32454
Unemployment rate43333

Agriculture

20092010201120122013
Value added (annual % change)3-4-2-1-
Value added (in % of GDP)3333-
Value added (in % of total employment)77---

Industry

20092010201120122013
Value added (annual % change)-11152-
Value added (in % of GDP)37393939-
Value added (in % of total employment)1617---

Services

20092010201120122013
Value added (annual % change)1433-
Value added (in % of GDP)6595858-
Value added (in % of total employment)7776---

Exchange Rate

20092010201120122013
Exchange Rate1.281.161.111.131.09

Foreign trade in figures

20092010201120122013
Imports of goods323.08425.21524.41519.58515.58
Exports of goods363.53466.38555.21547.87559.63
Imports of services79.5394.9699.97104.87105.92
Exports of services72.4786.2794.06110.32111.78
Imports of goods and services (annual % change)-81763-
Growth rate of exports of goods and services (in %)-11594-
Trade Balance37.8740.0831.6638.54-
Current account42.67-
Share of foreign trade in GDP961021111-
Share of imports of goods and services in GDP4655453-
Share of exports of goods and services in GDP5525657-

Exchanged goods

FDI in figures

20082009201020112012
FDI inward flow11.1958.96110.1110.2479.904
FDI stock94.68121.1134.23133.66147.23
Performance Index*, ranking on 141 economies129/181132/181112/181115/181
Potential Index**, ranking on 141 economies16/141--4/177
Number of Greenfield investments***28922526222198
FDI (in % of GFCF****)44433
FDI (in % of GDP)115131213
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