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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its 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 fifth largest metropolis 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 the former'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 United States. After ne... [More]
  • Last : 2,234.4
  • High : 2,234.4
  • Low : 2,229.49
  • Max Fluctuation : 5.19
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.23%
  • Open : 2,229.49
  • Time : 03:47:58
  • Yesterday : 2,215.22
  • Change % : 0.87%
  • Change : 19.18
  • Last : 1,412.12 (KRW)
  • High : 1,418.77
  • Low : 1,408.92
  • Max Fluctuation : 5.02
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0%
  • Open : 1,417.89
  • Time : 03:49:26
  • Yesterday : 1,418.43
  • Change % : 0.45%
  • Change : 6.31
  • Last : 0.102 (KRW)
  • High : 0.1022
  • Low : 0.102
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.1022
  • Time : 02:38:57
  • Yesterday : 0.1021
  • Change % : 0.1%
  • Change : 0.0001
  • Last : 4.068 (KRW)
  • High : 4.068
  • Low : 3.983
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : -
  • Time : 10:48:12
  • Yesterday : 4.068
  • Change % : 0%
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South Korea Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
USD/KRW Ask 1412.12 1409.09 1408.92 1418.77 5.53 0.39% 2022/10/06 Time 3:49
KRW/MYR Ask 0.3277 - 0.327 0.3277 0.00 0.15% 2022/10/06 Time 3:39
KRW/ZAR Ask 1.2578 - 1.2552 1.2584 0.00 0.09% 2022/10/06 Time 3:39
MYR/KRW Ask 306.086 - 306.086 306.338 0.20 0.07% 2022/10/06 Time 3:39
NZD/KRW Ask 819.5 - 813 819.5 5.27 0.65% 2022/10/06 Time 3:39
SGD/KRW Ask 996.25 - 994.74 996.25 0.88 0.09% 2022/10/06 Time 3:39

South Korea Indices

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
KOSPI 2234.4 2232.66 2229.49 2234.4 19.18 0.87% 2022/10/06 Time 3:47
FTSE Korea 322.05 - 322.05 322.05 1.57 0.49% 2022/10/06 Time 2:22
KOSDAQ 685.34 - 683.17 700.08 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:48
KOSPI 2215.22 - 2206.99 2227.09 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:19
KOSPI 50 1980.83 - 1970.34 1991.66 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:19
KQ 100 1360.93 - 1359.53 1394.66 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:19

South Korea Stocks

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
Ilji Tech 2330 - 2330 2330 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 21:54
TPC 2800 - 2800 2800 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 21:54
Moogene Medi 4620 - 4620 4620 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 21:54
Alphachips 1200 - 1200 1210 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 15:52
By On 921 - 918 921 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 15:52
Invenia 1540 - 1540 1550 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 15:52

South Korea Bonds

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
South Korea 1Y 3.41 - 3.41 3.41 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 13:49
South Korea 4Y 4.185 - 4.185 4.185 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 13:49
South Korea 50Y 3.785 - 3.785 3.785 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 13:49
South Korea 2Y 4.089 - 4.05 4.11 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:48
South Korea 3Y 4.142 - 4.071 4.16 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:48
South Korea 5Y 4.099 - 4.026 4.125 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:48

South Korea Funds

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds A 1891.18 - 1891.18 1891.18 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/03 Time 7:46
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds CP 1884.77 - 1884.77 1884.77 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/03 Time 7:46
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds C4 1891.15 - 1891.15 1891.15 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/03 Time 7:46
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds C2 1834.6 - 1834.6 1834.6 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/03 Time 7:46
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds C3 1865.9 - 1865.9 1865.9 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/03 Time 7:46
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds C1 1803.96 - 1803.96 1803.96 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/03 Time 7:46

South Korea ETFs

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
KIM KINDEX Japan Nikkei 225 Hedged 18070 - 18070 18180 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:48
Arirang ESG Leading Company 7870 - 7860 7940 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:48
SAMSUNG KODEX K-Innovation Active 9280 - 9205 9290 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:48
SAMSUNG KODEX Fn K-NewDeal Digital Plus 7855 - 7855 7930 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:48
MiraeAsset TIGER Low Volatility 10730 - 10665 10730 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:48
Hanwha Arirang KRX300 Health Care 8020 - 8020 8200 0.00 0.00% 2022/10/05 Time 10:48

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Metric
Asylum Applications
6684 20 Dec 15451 Persons
Balance of Trade
-3700 22 Sep -9490 USD Million
Bank Lending Rate
4.52 22 Aug 4.21 percent
Bankruptcies
9 22 Aug 8 Companies
Business Confidence
75 22 Sep 80 points
CPI Housing Utilities
107 22 Aug 107 points
CPI Transportation
117 22 Aug 123 points
Capacity Utilization
105 22 Aug 106 points
Capital Flows
178 22 Jul 4062 USD Million
Car Production
328360 22 Jun 307048
Car Registrations
112527 22 Aug 127445
Central Bank Balance Sheet
592692 22 Jul 611504 KRW Billion
Changes in Inventories
2947 22 Jun 2199 KRW Billion
Coincident Index
123 22 Aug 122 points
Competitiveness Index
79.62 19 Dec 78.84 Points
Competitiveness Rank
13 19 Dec 15
Construction Orders
6543117 22 Aug 6933888 KRW Million
Construction Output
7.5 22 Aug 2 percent
Consumer Confidence
91.4 22 Sep 88.8 points
Consumer Credit
1869357 22 Jun 1859423 KRW Billion
Consumer Price Index CPI
109 22 Aug 109 points
Consumer Spending
230440 22 Jun 223209 KRW Billion
Core Consumer Prices
107 22 Aug 106 points
Core Inflation Rate
4.43 22 Aug 4.47 percent
Coronavirus Cases
24831761 22 Oct 24819611 Persons
Coronavirus Deaths
28509 22 Oct 28489 Persons
Coronavirus Vaccination Rate
250 22 Sep 249 doses per 100 people
Coronavirus Vaccination Total
129316832 22 Sep 129307292 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 22 Oct
Currency
1428 22 Oct 1433
Current Account
1090 22 Jul 5610 USD Million
Current Account to GDP
4.9 21 Dec 4.6 percent of GDP
Deposit Interest Rate
2.74 22 Jun 2.25 percent
Disposable Personal Income
2078537 21 Dec 1938679 KRW Billion
Ease of Doing Business
5 19 Dec 5
Economic Optimism Index
98 22 Sep 99 Net Balance
Electricity Production
25209 22 Jul 23288 Gigawatt-hour
Employed Persons
28194 22 Aug 28172 Thousand
Employment Change
2.92 22 Aug 2.99 Percent
Employment Rate
62.8 22 Aug 62.9 percent
Export Prices
128 22 Aug 129 points
Exports
57460 22 Sep 56670 USD Million
External Debt
662038 22 Jun 654098 USD Million
Fiscal Expenditure
432731 22 Jul 393796 KRW Billion
Food Inflation
7.99 22 Aug 7.99 percent
Foreign Direct Investment
5639508 22 Jun 5447000 USD Thousand
Foreign Exchange Reserves
436430 22 Aug 438610 USD Million
Foreign Stock Investment
802823 22 Jun 940574 USD Million
Full Year GDP Growth
4.02 21 Dec -0.85
GDP
1799 21 Dec 1638 USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate
2.9 22 Jun 3 percent
GDP Constant Prices
491878 22 Jun 487105 KRW Billion
GDP Deflator
110 22 Jun 109 points
GDP From Agriculture
7909 22 Jun 8724 KRW Billion
GDP From Construction
21312 22 Jun 21443 KRW Billion
GDP From Manufacturing
132390 22 Jun 134196 KRW Billion
GDP From Mining
424 22 Jun 472 KRW Billion
GDP From Public Administration
29684 21 Dec 29369 KRW Billion
GDP From Services
279599 22 Jun 272796 KRW Billion
GDP From Transport
15526 22 Jun 14099 KRW Billion
GDP From Utilities
12403 22 Jun 12729 KRW Billion
GDP Growth Rate
0.7 22 Jun 0.6 percent
GDP per capita
32645 21 Dec 31327 USD
GDP per capita PPP
44116 21 Dec 42336 USD
Gasoline Prices
1.17 22 Sep 1.29 USD/Liter
Gold Reserves
104 22 Jun 104 Tonnes
Government Budget
-6.1 20 Dec -2.6 percent of GDP
Government Budget Value
-56339 22 Jul -75011 KRW Billion
Government Debt to GDP
42.6 20 Dec 36.4 percent of GDP
Government Revenues
376392 22 Jul 318786 KRW Billion
Government Spending
87638 22 Jun 86413 KRW Billion
Government Spending To GDP
33.87 19 Dec 31.15 percent of GDP
Gross Fixed Capital Formation
139470 22 Jun 138804 KRW Billion
Gross National Product
465619 22 Jun 455547 KRW Billion
Home Ownership Rate
58 19 Dec 57.7 percent
Households Debt To GDP
105 22 Mar 106 percent of GDP
Housing Index
101 22 Sep 101 points
IP Addresses
25814048 17 Mar 25049894 IP
Import Prices
149 22 Aug 151 points
Imports
61230 22 Sep 66146 USD Million
Industrial Production
1 22 Aug 1.5 percent
Industrial Production Mom
-1.8 22 Aug -1.3 percent
Inflation Expectations
4.2 22 Sep 4.3 percent
Inflation Rate
5.7 22 Aug 6.3 percent
Inflation Rate Mom
-0.1 22 Aug 0.5 percent
Interbank Rate
3.18 22 Oct 3.18 percent
Interest Rate
2.5 22 Aug 2.25 percent
Internet Speed
28554 17 Mar 26116 KBps
Labor Force Participation Rate
64.1 22 Aug 64.8 percent
Labour Costs
99.1 22 Jun 127 points
Leading Economic Index
130 22 Aug 129 points
Lending Rate
3.5 22 Sep 3.5 percent
Loans to Private Sector
11460966 22 Aug 11373776 KRW Hundred Million
Manufacturing PMI
47.3 22 Sep 47.6 points
Manufacturing Production
0.8 22 Aug 1.5 percent
Military Expenditure
50227 21 Dec 45524 USD Million
Minimum Wages
9160 22 Dec 8720 KRW/Hour
Mining Production
-11.3 22 Feb 5.9 percent
Money Supply M0
164729800 22 Jul 164311400 KRW Million
Money Supply M1
1347366 22 Jul 1380592 KRW Billion
Money Supply M2
3720344 22 Jul 3691546 KRW Billion
Money Supply M3
5048835 22 Jul 5020694 KRW Billion
New Orders
8739114 22 Aug 8667985 KRW Million
Personal Income Tax Rate
45 21 Dec 42 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
272 20 Dec 253 percent
Producer Price Inflation MoM
-0.3 22 Aug 0.3 percent
Producer Prices
120 22 Aug 120 points
Producer Prices Change
8.4 22 Aug 9.2 percent
Productivity
124 22 Jun 127 points
Retail Sales MoM
-1.8 22 Aug -0.3 percent
Retail Sales YoY
2.3 22 Aug -1.9 percent
Retirement Age Men
60 22 Dec 60
Retirement Age Women
60 22 Dec 60
Steel Production
6100 22 Aug 6100 Thousand Tonnes
Stock Market
2209 22 Oct 2155 points
Terms of Trade
84.6 22 Jul 85.9 points
Terrorism Index
0 21 Dec 0
Tourism Revenues
785900 22 Feb 748100 USD Million
Tourist Arrivals
261559 22 Jul 225264
Unemployed Persons
721 22 Aug 852 Thousand
Unemployment Rate
2.5 22 Aug 2.9 percent
Wages
3928819 22 Jun 4505228 KRW/Month
Wages in Manufacturing
4220311 22 Jun 5232994 KRW/Month
Weapons Sales
827 20 Dec 693 SIPRI TIV Million
Youth Unemployment Rate
5.4 22 Aug 6.6 percent
Indicator Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Metric
Asylum Applications 6684 5500 5500 5500 5500 Persons
Balance of Trade -3700 4700 -3500 3500 10000 USD Million
Bank Lending Rate 4.52 5.02 5.27 5.27 5.27 percent
Bankruptcies 9 15 10 8 10 Companies
Business Confidence 75 85 88 90 85 points
CPI Housing Utilities 107 108 110 111 112 points
CPI Transportation 117 118 118 119 119 points
Capacity Utilization 105 106 105 105 106 points
Car Production 328360 350000 340000 380000 300000
Car Registrations 112527 130500 134000 120500 112000
Central Bank Balance Sheet 592692 562000 552000 560000 565000 KRW Billion
Changes in Inventories 2947 3030 3030 3030 3030 KRW Billion
Coincident Index 123 119 119 119 119 points
Construction Output 7.5 1.5 3 2 3 percent
Consumer Confidence 91.4 88 93 100 95 points
Consumer Credit 1869357 1896550 1910479 1904050 1917961 KRW Billion
Consumer Price Index CPI 109 109 110 112 114 points
Consumer Spending 230440 226700 230227 228566 236432 KRW Billion
Core Consumer Prices 107 107 108 109 110 points
Core Inflation Rate 4.43 4.5 4 3.2 2.5 percent
Corporate Tax Rate 27.5 27.5 24.5 24.5 percent
Currency 1428 1460 1480 1500 1520
Current Account 1090 1600 5600 5600 5500 USD Million
Current Account to GDP 4.9 2.4 3.5 4 percent of GDP
Deposit Interest Rate 2.74 2.74 3.24 3.49 3.49 percent
Disposable Personal Income 2078537 1992962 2132579 2128422 2132579 KRW Billion
Electricity Production 25209 25300 25300 25300 25300 Gigawatt-hour
Employed Persons 28194 28100 27800 27900 28000 Thousand
Employment Rate 62.8 62 61.9 62 61.6 percent
Export Prices 128 132 128 125 120 points
Exports 57460 54500 56500 58500 60000 USD Million
External Debt 662038 675000 660000 670000 USD Million USD Million
Fiscal Expenditure 432731 580000 200000 200000 460000 KRW Billion
Food Inflation 7.99 7.8 6 4.5 4 percent
Foreign Exchange Reserves 436430 430000 434000 440000 445000 USD Million
Full Year GDP Growth 4.02 2.5 2 2 2
GDP 1799 1710 1780 1780 USD Billion USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.4 2 percent
GDP Constant Prices 491878 495630 509012 523773 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Agriculture 7909 8583 8814 9070 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Construction 21312 22081 22677 23335 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Manufacturing 132390 133124 136719 140684 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Mining 424 496 509 524 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Public Administration 29684 30455 31278 32185 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Services 279599 279848 287404 295739 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Transport 15526 14885 15286 15730 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Utilities 12403 12481 12818 13190 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP Growth Rate 0.7 0.8 1.3 0.5 1 percent
GDP per capita 32645 28075 28075 28075 USD USD
GDP per capita PPP 44116 42500 42500 42500 USD USD
Gasoline Prices 1.17 1.15 1.19 1.24 1.29 USD/Liter
Government Budget -6.1 -2.8 -2.8 -2.8 -2.8 percent of GDP
Government Budget Value -56339 -23000 -23000 -23000 -23000 KRW Billion
Government Debt to GDP 42.6 50 53 53 percent of GDP
Government Revenues 376392 399000 399000 399000 399000 KRW Billion
Government Spending 87638 87644 88512 88487 89917 KRW Billion
Government Spending To GDP 33.87 39 39 39 percent of GDP
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 139470 144993 148907 153226 KRW Billion KRW Billion
Gross National Product 465619 483278 503690 466480 477725 KRW Billion
Home Ownership Rate 58 58.5 58.5 58.5 58.5 percent
Households Debt To GDP 105 105 100 110 percent of GDP
Housing Index 101 100 99.8 99 98 points
Import Prices 149 152 149 145 140 points
Imports 61230 63000 60000 55000 50000 USD Million
Industrial Production 1 2.6 2.6 4.2 3.5 percent
Industrial Production Mom -1.8 2.5 0.8 1 1.5 percent
Inflation Rate 5.7 6 5.6 5 4.5 percent
Inflation Rate Mom -0.1 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.2 percent
Interbank Rate 3.18 3.68 3.93 3.93 3.93 percent
Interest Rate 2.5 3 3.25 3.25 3.25 percent
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.1 63.8 63.6 64.5 64 percent
Leading Economic Index 130 129 129 129 129 points
Loans to Private Sector 11460966 10783766 10933914 11201525 11544510 KRW Hundred Million
Manufacturing PMI 47.3 48 49 52 51 points
Manufacturing Production 0.8 -2 3 3.5 4 percent
Minimum Wages 9160 9160 9500 9900 KRW/Hour KRW/Hour
Money Supply M2 3720344 3779000 3779000 3779000 3779000 KRW Billion
Personal Income Tax Rate 45 40 40 42 percent
Personal Savings 34.2 34.3 33.8 33.6 33.7 percent
Population 51.74 51.98 52.1 52.1 Million Million
Private Debt to GDP 272 293 285 280 percent
Producer Prices 120 120 122 125 128 points
Producer Prices Change 8.4 7.5 7 6.5 5 percent
Retail Sales MoM -1.8 0.3 0.3 -0.6 1 percent
Retail Sales YoY 2.3 2.5 2 2 3 percent
Retirement Age Men 60 60 60 60
Retirement Age Women 60 60 60 60
Steel Production 6100 5600 5900 5900 6100 Thousand Tonnes
Stock Market 2209 2091 2029 1969 1911 points
Tourist Arrivals 261559 250000 250000 350000 400000
Unemployed Persons 721 1050 750 840 820 Thousand
Unemployment Rate 2.5 3.7 2.8 3 2.9 percent
Wages 3928819 4121000 4121000 4121000 4121000 KRW/Month
Wages in Manufacturing 4220311 4427000 4427000 4427000 4427000 KRW/Month
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.4 5.5 6.5 6.5 5 percent