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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia. It constitutes the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and shares a land border with North Korea. The country's western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims to be the sole legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. It has a population of 51.75 million, of which roughly half live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the world. Other major cities include Incheon, Busan, and Daegu. The Korean Peninsula was inhabited as early as the Lower Paleolithic period. Its first kingdom was noted in Chinese records in the early 7th century BCE. Following the unification of the Three Kingdoms of Korea into Silla and Balhae in the late 7th century, Korea was ruled by the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392) and the Joseon dynasty (1392–1897). The succeeding Korean Empire (1897–1910) was annexed in 1910 into the Empire of Japan. Japanese rule ended following Japan's surrender in World War II, after which Korea was divided into two zones; a northern zone occupied by the Soviet Union and a southern zone occupied by the Uni... [More]
  • Last : 2,451.71
  • High : 2,455.22
  • Low : 2,437.26
  • Max Fluctuation : 5.12
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.38%
  • Open : 2,440.58
  • Time : 10:02:56
  • Yesterday : 2,438.19
  • Change % : 0.55%
  • Change : 13.52
  • Last : 1,264.07 (KRW)
  • High : 1,264.48
  • Low : 1,252.87
  • Max Fluctuation : 4.08
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.5%
  • Open : 1,261.53
  • Time : 11:48:37
  • Yesterday : 1,261.51
  • Change % : 0.2%
  • Change : 2.56
  • Last : 0.105 (KRW)
  • High : 0.1056
  • Low : 0.105
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.1054
  • Time : 11:11:16
  • Yesterday : 0.1052
  • Change % : 0.19%
  • Change : 0.0002
  • Last : 3.303 (KRW)
  • High : 3.337
  • Low : 3.298
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.02
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.15%
  • Open : 3.337
  • Time : 10:47:30
  • Yesterday : 3.281
  • Change % : 0.67%
  • Change : 0.022

South Korea Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
USD/KRW Ask 1264.07 1263.86 1252.87 1264.48 1.77 0.14% 2023/02/07 Time 11:48
KRW/MYR Ask 0.3422 0.3423 0.3378 0.3439 0.00 1.27% 2023/02/07 Time 11:31
KRW/ZAR Ask 1.4015 1.405 1.4003 1.4064 0.00 0.04% 2023/02/07 Time 11:31
MYR/KRW Ask 292.666 292.525 291.236 296.497 3.79 1.29% 2023/02/07 Time 11:31
NZD/KRW Ask 796 795.02 792.16 796.23 0.50 0.06% 2023/02/07 Time 11:31
SGD/KRW Ask 949.23 948.74 945.43 950.84 1.27 0.13% 2023/02/07 Time 11:31

South Korea Indices

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
KOSPI 2451.71 2447.16 2443.06 2454.21 13.52 0.55% 2023/02/07 Time 10:14
KOSPI 50 2216.59 2213.58 2206.57 2219.89 16.95 0.77% 2023/02/07 Time 10:14
KOSDAQ 772.79 771.88 763.13 772.79 11.46 1.51% 2023/02/07 Time 10:14
KQ 100 1549.24 1548.15 1524.55 1550.6 32.15 2.12% 2023/02/07 Time 10:14
KOSPI 100 2415.84 2411.08 2407.34 2419.9 14.54 0.61% 2023/02/07 Time 10:14
KOSPI 200 320.55 319.97 319.62 321.13 1.72 0.54% 2023/02/07 Time 10:14

South Korea Stocks

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
Jayjun Co 9370 - 9270 9370 0.00 0.00% 2023/02/06 Time 16:09
Wonpung Mulsan 890 - 890 894 0.00 0.00% 2023/02/06 Time 16:09
Alphachips 1428 - 1423 1428 0.00 0.00% 2023/02/06 Time 16:09
Boryung Medience 3215 - 3215 3220 0.00 0.00% 2023/02/06 Time 16:09
Heng Sheng Holding 395 - 387 395 0.00 0.00% 2023/02/06 Time 16:09
TBH Global 1854 - 1833 1854 0.00 0.00% 2023/02/06 Time 16:09

South Korea Bonds

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
South Korea 2Y 3.443 3.44 3.426 3.48 0.04 1.21% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
South Korea 3Y 3.336 3.345 3.308 3.374 0.05 1.61% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
South Korea 5Y 3.315 3.327 3.296 3.352 0.05 1.47% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
South Korea 10Y 3.303 3.311 3.298 3.337 0.02 0.67% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
South Korea 20Y 3.296 3.306 3.292 3.317 0.00 0.06% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
South Korea 30Y 3.286 3.298 3.282 3.305 0.00 0.12% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47

South Korea Funds

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
KB Retirement Pension Dividend 40 Feeder Bond Bala 1029.32 - 1029.32 1029.32 6.40 0.62% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
Fidelity Korea - Global Dividend Feeder Equity-Fun 1454.54 - 1454.54 1454.54 4.48 0.31% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
Fidelity Korea - Global Dividend Feeder Equity-Fun 1470.65 - 1470.65 1470.65 4.55 0.31% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
Fidelity Korea - Global Dividend Feeder Equity-Fun 1412.34 - 1412.34 1412.34 4.33 0.31% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
KB China A Share Feeder Equity A 1495.68 - 1495.68 1495.68 10.46 0.70% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
MiraeAsset Retirement Plan Global Dynamic Feeder B 916.34 - 916.34 916.34 1.89 0.21% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47

South Korea ETFs

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
VI FOCUS Innovation Active 7740 - 7740 7740 50.00 0.65% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
Hanwha ARIRANG KOSPI Total Return 12880 12870 12830 12915 30.00 0.23% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
Arirang ESG Leading Company 8855 8850 8850 8870 60.00 0.68% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
Hanwha ARIRANG Leading Industry 8495 8510 8455 8520 35.00 0.41% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
SAMSUNG KODEX Fn Growth 13535 13490 13445 13535 150.00 1.12% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47
Kiwoom ikon KOSPI 100 24500 24485 24330 24545 130.00 0.53% 2023/02/07 Time 10:47

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Metric
Asylum Applications
2341 21 Dec 6684 Persons
Balance of Trade
-4690 22 Dec -6990 USD Million
Bank Lending Rate
5.64 22 Nov 5.26 percent
Bankruptcies
15 22 Dec 13 Companies
Business Confidence
71 22 Dec 74 points
CPI Housing Utilities
111 22 Dec 111 points
CPI Transportation
113 22 Dec 115 points
Capacity Utilization
105 22 Nov 105 points
Capital Flows
1719 22 Nov 2548 USD Million
Car Production
328173 22 Oct 307641 units
Car Registrations
123678 22 Dec 135279 Units
Central Bank Balance Sheet
584276 22 Nov 583584 KRW Billion
Changes in Inventories
4441 22 Sep 2947 KRW Billion
Coincident Index
123 22 Nov 124 points
Competitiveness Index
79.62 19 Dec 78.84 Points
Competitiveness Rank
13 19 Dec 15
Construction Orders
6622739 22 Nov 4155942 KRW Million
Construction Output
3.9 22 Sep 7.5 percent
Consumer Confidence
89.9 22 Dec 86.5 points
Consumer Credit
1870614 22 Sep 1869357 KRW Billion
Consumer Price Index CPI
109 22 Dec 109 points
Consumer Spending
234667 22 Sep 230440 KRW Billion
Core Consumer Prices
108 22 Dec 108 points
Core Inflation Rate
4.76 22 Dec 4.83 percent
Coronavirus Cases
29955366 23 Jan 29927958 Persons
Coronavirus Deaths
33134 23 Jan 33104 Persons
Coronavirus Vaccination Rate
250 22 Dec 250 doses per 100 people
Coronavirus Vaccination Total
129647782 22 Dec 129644643 doses
Corporate Tax Rate
27.5 22 Dec 27.5 percent
Corruption Index
62 21 Dec 61 Points
Corruption Rank
32 21 Dec 33
Credit Rating
86 23 Jan
Currency
1229 23 Jan 1232
Current Account
-620 22 Nov 880 USD Million
Current Account to GDP
4.9 21 Dec 4.6 percent of GDP
Deposit Interest Rate
3.84 22 Sep 3.36 percent
Disposable Personal Income
2078537 21 Dec 1938679 KRW Billion
Ease of Doing Business
5 19 Dec 5
Economic Optimism Index
92 22 Dec 91 points
Electricity Production
23008 22 Nov 23152 Gigawatt-hour
Employed Persons
28091 22 Dec 28139 Thousand
Employment Change
1.87 22 Dec 2.25 Percent
Employment Rate
61.3 22 Dec 62.7 percent
Export Prices
118 22 Dec 126 points
Export Prices YoY
3.1 22 Dec 8.3 percent
Exports
54990 22 Dec 51890 USD Million
External Debt
638981 22 Sep 662038 USD Million
Fiscal Expenditure
595823 22 Nov 556470 KRW Billion
Food Inflation
5.23 22 Dec 4.81 percent
Foreign Direct Investment
8931219 22 Dec 10437000 USD Thousand
Foreign Exchange Reserves
423160 22 Dec 416100 USD Million
Foreign Stock Investment
717253 22 Sep 802823 USD Million
Full Year GDP Growth
4.02 21 Dec -0.85 percent
GDP
1799 21 Dec 1638 USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate
3.1 22 Sep 2.9 percent
GDP Constant Prices
493321 22 Sep 491878 KRW Billion
GDP Deflator
111 22 Sep 110 points
GDP From Agriculture
8139 22 Sep 7909 KRW Billion
GDP From Construction
21630 22 Sep 21312 KRW Billion
GDP From Manufacturing
131551 22 Sep 132390 KRW Billion
GDP From Mining
514 22 Sep 424 KRW Billion
GDP From Public Administration
29534 22 Jun 29433 KRW Billion
GDP From Services
281646 22 Sep 279599 KRW Billion
GDP From Transport
15169 22 Sep 15526 KRW Billion
GDP From Utilities
12429 22 Sep 12403 KRW Billion
GDP Growth Rate
0.3 22 Sep 0.7 percent
GDP per capita
32731 21 Dec 31372 USD
GDP per capita PPP
44116 21 Dec 42336 USD
Gasoline Prices
1.2 22 Dec 1.22 USD/Liter
Gold Reserves
104 22 Sep 104 Tonnes
Government Budget
-5.6 21 Dec -3.5 percent of GDP
Government Budget Value
-50848 22 Nov -43058 KRW Billion
Government Debt to GDP
46.9 21 Dec 42.6 percent of GDP
Government Revenues
544975 22 Nov 513411 KRW Billion
Government Spending
87475 22 Sep 87638 KRW Billion
Government Spending To GDP
33.87 19 Dec 31.15 percent of GDP
Gross Fixed Capital Formation
143091 22 Sep 139470 KRW Billion
Gross National Product
464457 22 Sep 465619 KRW Billion
Home Ownership Rate
56.1 20 Dec 56.3 percent
Households Debt To GDP
106 22 Jun 105 percent of GDP
Housing Index
97.9 22 Dec 98.9 points
IP Addresses
25814048 17 Mar 25049894 IP
Import Prices
139 22 Dec 148 points
Import Prices YoY
9.1 22 Dec 14 percent
Imports
59676 22 Dec 58881 USD Million
Industrial Production
-3.7 22 Nov -1.2 percent
Industrial Production Mom
0.4 22 Nov -3.5 percent
Inflation Expectations
3.8 22 Dec 4.2 percent
Inflation Rate
5 22 Dec 5 percent
Inflation Rate Mom
0.2 22 Dec -0.1 percent
Interbank Rate
3.64 23 Jan 3.64 percent
Interest Rate
3.5 23 Jan 3.25 percent
Internet Speed
28554 17 Mar 26116 KBps
Labor Force Participation Rate
63.3 22 Dec 64.2 percent
Labour Costs
114 22 Sep 99.1 points
Leading Economic Index
130 22 Nov 130 points
Lending Rate
4.5 23 Jan 4.5 percent
Loans to Private Sector
11703145 22 Dec 11796696 KRW Hundred Million
Manufacturing PMI
48.2 22 Dec 49 points
Manufacturing Production
0.8 22 Sep 1.4 percent
Military Expenditure
50227 21 Dec 45524 USD Million
Minimum Wages
9620 23 Dec 9160 KRW/Hour
Mining Production
-11.3 22 Feb 5.9 percent
Money Supply M0
163202600 22 Nov 165011400 KRW Million
Money Supply M1
1249411 22 Nov 1284081 KRW Billion
Money Supply M2
3794691 22 Nov 3768318 KRW Billion
Money Supply M3
5115230 22 Nov 5094851 KRW Billion
New Orders
10469289 22 Nov 8867952 KRW Million
Personal Income Tax Rate
45 22 Dec 45 percent
Personal Savings
34.2 22 Jun 35.7 percent
Population
51.74 21 Dec 51.84 Million
Price to Rent Ratio
113 22 Jun 113
Private Debt to GDP
275 21 Dec 270 percent
Producer Price Inflation MoM
-0.3 22 Dec -0.3 percent
Producer Prices
120 22 Dec 120 points
Producer Prices Change
6 22 Dec 6.2 percent
Productivity
123 22 Sep 124 points
Retail Sales MoM
-1.8 22 Nov -0.2 percent
Retail Sales YoY
-2.2 22 Nov -0.7 percent
Retirement Age Men
60 22 Dec 60 Years
Retirement Age Women
60 22 Dec 60 Years
Steel Production
4800 22 Nov 5100 Thousand Tonnes
Stock Market
2395 23 Jan 2380 points
Terms of Trade
85.1 22 Nov 84.8 points
Terrorism Index
0 21 Dec 0 Points
Tourism Revenues
1161200 22 Sep 1093400 USD Million
Tourist Arrivals
456436 22 Nov 472484
Unemployed Persons
948 22 Dec 832 Thousand
Unemployment Rate
3.3 22 Dec 2.9 percent
Wages
4264096 22 Sep 3928819 KRW/Month
Wages in Manufacturing
4701178 22 Sep 4220311 KRW/Month
Weapons Sales
566 21 Dec 778 SIPRI TIV Million
Youth Unemployment Rate
5.2 22 Dec 5.9 percent
Indicator Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Metric
Bank Lending Rate 5.64 5.89 5.89 5.89 5.64 percent
Bankruptcies 15 10 8 10 25 Companies
Business Confidence 71 71 80 85 80 points
CPI Housing Utilities 111 111 112 113 115 points
CPI Transportation 113 114 114 114 115 points
Capacity Utilization 105 105 105 106 points
Car Production 328173 340000 380000 300000 380000 units
Car Registrations 123678 134000 120500 112000 140000 Units
Central Bank Balance Sheet 584276 552000 560000 565000 638386 KRW Billion
Construction Output 3.9 3 2 3 percent
Consumer Confidence 89.9 85 90 95 105 points
Consumer Credit 1870614 1904050 1925438 1908026 1921120 KRW Billion
Consumer Price Index CPI 109 112 114 114 114 points
Consumer Spending 234667 228566 237353 239361 241003 KRW Billion
Core Inflation Rate 4.76 4 3.2 2.5 percent
Corporate Tax Rate 27.5 24.5 24.5 percent
Currency 1229 1260 1282 1305 1329
Current Account -620 5600 2800 5500 7900 USD Million
Current Account to GDP 4.9 3.5 percent of GDP
Deposit Interest Rate 3.84 4.09 4.09 4.09 3.84 percent
Disposable Personal Income 2078537 2134658 KRW Billion
Employed Persons 28091 27800 27900 28000 28000 Thousand
Employment Rate 61.3 61.9 62 61.6 60 percent
Export Prices 118 128 125 120 120 points
Export Prices YoY 3.1 3.2 1.5 1.9 2.3 percent
Exports 54990 56500 58500 60000 USD Million
External Debt 638981 680000 670000 670000 660000 USD Million
Fiscal Expenditure 595823 200000 460000 600000 KRW Billion
Food Inflation 5.23 6 4.5 4 percent
Foreign Exchange Reserves 423160 434000 440000 445000 450000 USD Million
Full Year GDP Growth 4.02 2 percent
GDP 1799 1835 1873 USD Billion USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate 3.1 2.4 3 2 2.7 percent
GDP Constant Prices 493321 498796 506634 503187 506640 KRW Billion
GDP Deflator 111 115 115 116 115 points
GDP From Agriculture 8139 8934 8146 8302 8359 KRW Billion
GDP From Construction 21630 21958 21952 22063 22215 KRW Billion
GDP From Manufacturing 131551 137416 136361 134182 135103 KRW Billion
GDP From Mining 514 484 437 524 528 KRW Billion
GDP From Public Administration 29534 30139 30421 30125 30332 KRW Billion
GDP From Services 281646 279343 287987 287279 289250 KRW Billion
GDP From Transport 15169 14438 15992 15472 15578 KRW Billion
GDP From Utilities 12429 13034 12775 12677 12764 KRW Billion
GDP Growth Rate 0.3 0.3 0.5 1 0.6 percent
Gasoline Prices 1.2 1.25 1.29 1.34 1.39 USD/Liter
Government Budget -5.6 -2.2 percent of GDP
Government Debt to GDP 46.9 53 percent of GDP
Government Spending 87475 88487 90267 89225 89837 KRW Billion
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 143091 142135 143654 145953 146954 KRW Billion
Gross National Product 464457 466480 479587 473746 476998 KRW Billion
Households Debt To GDP 106 105 104 104 100 percent of GDP
Housing Index 97.9 99.8 99 98 96 points
Import Prices 139 149 145 140 140 points
Import Prices YoY 9.1 7.6 4.5 2.6 2.2 percent
Imports 59676 60000 55000 50000 45000 USD Million
Industrial Production Mom 0.4 0.8 1 1.5 1.5 percent
Inflation Rate 5 5.6 5 4.5 4 percent
Inflation Rate Mom 0.2 0.5 -0.2 0.2 0.7 percent
Interbank Rate 3.64 3.89 3.89 3.89 3.64 percent
Interest Rate 3.5 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.5 percent
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.3 63.6 64.5 64 percent
Leading Economic Index 130 129 129 129 130 points
Loans to Private Sector 11703145 11201525 11589518 11785700 12019130 KRW Hundred Million
Manufacturing Production 0.8 3 3.5 4 percent
Minimum Wages 9620 9500 9900 KRW/Hour KRW/Hour
Personal Income Tax Rate 45 45 45 45 percent
Personal Savings 34.2 33.8 33.6 33.7 33.5 percent
Population 51.74 52.1 Million Million
Private Debt to GDP 275 285 280 percent
Producer Price Inflation MoM -0.3 -0.1 0.1 0.2 -0.3 percent
Producer Prices 120 123 126 125 124 points
Producer Prices Change 6 5.5 4.8 4 3.5 percent
Retail Sales YoY -2.2 2 3 percent
Retirement Age Men 60 60 60 60 Years Years
Retirement Age Women 60 60 60 60 Years Years
Steel Production 4800 5900 6100 6000 Thousand Tonnes
Stock Market 2395 2312 2240 2170 2102 points
Tourist Arrivals 456436 250000 350000 400000 450000
Unemployed Persons 948 750 840 820 1100 Thousand
Unemployment Rate 3.3 2.8 3 2.9 3.6 percent
Wages 4264096 4756000 4151000 4689000 4551000 KRW/Month
Wages in Manufacturing 4701178 5517000 4491000 4951000 5042000 KRW/Month
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.2 6.5 6.5 5 5.5 percent