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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 : 2,523.78
  • High : 2,523.78
  • Low : 2,507.62
  • Max Fluctuation : 2.96
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.53%
  • Open : 2,507.62
  • Time : 11:03:11
  • Yesterday : 2,480.88
  • Change % : 1.73%
  • Change : 42.9
  • Last : 1,306.03 (KRW)
  • High : 1,306.31
  • Low : 1,296.75
  • Max Fluctuation : 2.44
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.47%
  • Open : 1,298.98
  • Time : 22:59:26
  • Yesterday : 1,298.86
  • Change % : 0.55%
  • Change : 7.17
  • Last : 0.1022 (KRW)
  • High : 0.1025
  • Low : 0.1015
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.1024
  • Time : 22:23:52
  • Yesterday : 0.1025
  • Change % : 0.29%
  • Change : 0.0003
  • Last : 3.239 (KRW)
  • High : 3.24
  • Low : 3.206
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.01
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.03%
  • Open : 3.206
  • Time : 11:45:50
  • Yesterday : 3.212
  • Change % : 0.84%
  • Change : 0.027

South Korea Currency Markets

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
USD/KRW Ask 1306.03 1304.74 1296.75 1306.31 7.21 0.56% 2022/08/11 Time 22:59
ISK/KRW Ask 9.6083 9.6003 9.5348 9.6432 0.06 0.63% 2022/08/11 Time 22:58
JPY/KRW Ask 9.8053 9.8055 9.7618 9.8616 0.04 0.43% 2022/08/11 Time 22:58
KRW/MYR Ask 0.3411 0.3413 0.3411 0.3437 0.00 0.73% 2022/08/11 Time 22:58
KRW/ZAR Ask 1.2448 1.2467 1.2396 1.2506 0.00 0.39% 2022/08/11 Time 22:58
MYR/KRW Ask 293.727 293.567 291.286 293.727 2.27 0.78% 2022/08/11 Time 22:58

South Korea Indices

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
KOSPI 2523.78 2516.88 2512.38 2523.78 42.90 1.73% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45
KOSPI 50 2261.46 2253.16 2250.02 2261.46 40.72 1.83% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45
KOSDAQ 832.15 831.63 828.99 834.08 11.88 1.45% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45
KQ 100 1692.77 1690.37 1682.74 1701.43 26.13 1.57% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45
KOSPI 100 2482.02 2473.22 2470.71 2482.02 41.49 1.70% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45
KOSPI 200 329.92 328.79 328.26 329.92 5.57 1.72% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45

South Korea Stocks

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
Calth 15950 - 15950 15950 200.00 1.27% 2022/08/11 Time 22:27
Calth 15950 - 15950 15950 200.00 1.27% 2022/08/11 Time 22:27
Chasys 1090 - 1090 1090 75.00 7.39% 2022/08/11 Time 21:21
Chasys 1090 - 1090 1090 75.00 7.39% 2022/08/11 Time 21:21
Leaders Cosmetics 2615 - 2615 2615 65.00 2.49% 2022/08/11 Time 15:55
YeaRimDang Publishing 1985 - 1985 1985 5.00 0.25% 2022/08/11 Time 15:55

South Korea Bonds

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
South Korea 1Y 2.89 - 2.89 2.89 0.01 0.45% 2022/08/11 Time 14:44
South Korea 2Y 3.11 3.136 3.11 3.14 0.03 0.96% 2022/08/11 Time 14:44
South Korea 4Y 3.161 - 3.161 3.161 0.01 0.25% 2022/08/11 Time 14:44
South Korea 50Y 3.129 - 3.129 3.129 0.03 0.84% 2022/08/11 Time 14:44
South Korea 3Y 3.14 3.144 3.125 3.144 0.02 0.61% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45
South Korea 5Y 3.196 3.203 3.157 3.203 0.01 0.31% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45

South Korea Funds

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds A 2171.42 - 2171.42 2171.42 32.84 1.51% 2022/08/11 Time 8:43
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds CP 2164.25 - 2164.25 2164.25 32.74 1.51% 2022/08/11 Time 8:43
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds C4 2171.39 - 2171.39 2171.39 32.84 1.51% 2022/08/11 Time 8:43
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds C2 2108.16 - 2108.16 2108.16 31.93 1.51% 2022/08/11 Time 8:43
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds C3 2143.21 - 2143.21 2143.21 32.43 1.51% 2022/08/11 Time 8:43
AB American Growth Equity-Fund of Funds C1 2073.8 - 2073.8 2073.8 31.43 1.52% 2022/08/11 Time 8:43

South Korea ETFs

Indicator Value Previous Low High Change Change % Time Chart
MiraeAsset TIGER Synth-Japan (H) 16050 16045 15925 16050 50.00 0.31% 2022/08/11 Time 14:16
Mirae Asset TIGER KOSDAQ150 IT 13660 13605 13605 13830 215.00 1.60% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45
Hanwha ARIRANG Leading Industry 8305 8290 8220 8305 165.00 2.03% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45
HANWHA ARIRANG Carbon Efficient Green New Deal 8110 8085 8065 8110 120.00 1.50% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45
Samsung KODEX Innovative Tech Active 11610 11530 11530 11610 175.00 1.53% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45
Kiwoom KOSEF KOSDAQ 150 5955 5960 5935 6000 80.00 1.36% 2022/08/11 Time 11:45

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Metric
Asylum Applications
6684 20 Dec 15451 Persons
Balance of Trade
-4670 22 Jul -2580 USD Million
Bank Lending Rate
3.9 22 Jun 3.68 percent
Bankruptcies
9 22 Jun 12 Companies
Business Confidence
80 22 Jul 83 points
CPI Housing Utilities
107 22 Jul 107 points
CPI Transportation
123 22 Jul 123 points
Capacity Utilization
106 22 Jun 105 points
Capital Flows
4062 22 Jun 3027 USD Million
Car Production
3506774 20 Dec 3950617
Car Registrations
116431 22 Jun 124184
Central Bank Balance Sheet
576422 22 May 563776 KRW Billion
Changes in Inventories
2947 22 Jun 2199 KRW Billion
Coincident Index
121 22 Jun 121 points
Competitiveness Index
79.62 19 Dec 78.84 Points
Competitiveness Rank
13 19 Dec 15
Construction Orders
8014533 22 Jun 7170394 KRW Million
Construction Output
1.8 22 Jun 8.7 percent
Consumer Confidence
86 22 Jul 96.4 points
Consumer Credit
1859423 22 Mar 1862065 KRW Billion
Consumer Price Index CPI
109 22 Jul 108 points
Consumer Spending
230440 22 Jun 223209 KRW Billion
Core Consumer Prices
106 22 Jul 106 points
Core Inflation Rate
4.47 22 Jul 4.41 percent
Coronavirus Cases
20694239 22 Aug 20544420 Persons
Coronavirus Deaths
25332 22 Aug 25292 Persons
Coronavirus Vaccination Rate
247 22 Aug 247 doses per 100 people
Coronavirus Vaccination Total
127984940 22 Aug 127848842 doses
Corporate Tax Rate
25 21 Dec 25 percent
Corruption Index
62 21 Dec 61 Points
Corruption Rank
32 21 Dec 33
Credit Rating
86 22 Aug
Currency
1309 22 Aug 1306
Current Account
5610 22 Jun 3860 USD Million
Current Account to GDP
3.5 20 Dec 3.7 percent of GDP
Deposit Interest Rate
2.11 22 Apr 1.94 percent
Disposable Personal Income
2078537 21 Dec 1938679 KRW Billion
Ease of Doing Business
5 19 Dec 5
Economic Optimism Index
98 22 Jul 103 Net Balance
Electricity Production
23450 22 Feb 25674 Gigawatt-hour
Employed Persons
28153 22 Jun 28222 Thousand
Employment Rate
61.4 22 Mar 60.6 percent
Export Prices
133 22 Jun 131 points
Exports
60700 22 Jul 57730 USD Million
External Debt
654098 22 Mar 628468 USD Million
Fiscal Expenditure
330346 22 May 257627 KRW Billion
Food Inflation
7.99 22 Jul 6.54 percent
Foreign Direct Investment
5639508 22 Jun 5447000 USD Thousand
Foreign Exchange Reserves
438610 22 Jul 438280 USD Million
Foreign Stock Investment
940574 22 Mar 992149 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
109 22 Mar 107 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
1.64 22 Jun 1.58 USD/Liter
Gold Reserves
104 22 Jun 104 Tonnes
Government Budget
-6.1 20 Dec -2.6 percent of GDP
Government Budget Value
-48889 22 May -21317 KRW Billion
Government Debt to GDP
42.6 20 Dec 36.4 percent of GDP
Government Revenues
281457 22 May 236310 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
455547 22 Mar 490926 KRW Billion
Home Ownership Rate
58 19 Dec 57.7 percent
Households Debt To GDP
107 21 Dec 107 percent of GDP
Housing Index
101 22 Jul 101 points
IP Addresses
25814048 17 Mar 25049894 IP
Import Prices
155 22 Jun 154 points
Imports
65369 22 Jul 60203 USD Million
Industrial Production
1.4 22 Jun 7.4 percent
Industrial Production Mom
1.9 22 Jun 0.2 percent
Inflation Expectations
4.7 22 Jul 3.9 percent
Inflation Rate
6.3 22 Jul 6 percent
Inflation Rate Mom
0.5 22 Jul 0.6 percent
Interbank Rate
2.65 22 Aug 2.65 percent
Interest Rate
2.25 22 Jul 1.75 percent
Internet Speed
28554 17 Mar 26116 KBps
Labor Force Participation Rate
64.9 22 Jun 64.9 percent
Labour Costs
127 22 Mar 106 points
Leading Economic Index
129 22 Jun 129 points
Lending Rate
3.25 22 Aug 3.25 percent
Loans to Private Sector
11251959 22 Jun 11191639 KRW Hundred Million
Manufacturing PMI
49.8 22 Jul 51.3 points
Manufacturing Production
1.4 22 Jun 7.8 percent
Military Expenditure
46056 20 Dec 43891 USD Million
Minimum Wages
9160 22 Dec 8720 KRW/Hour
Mining Production
-11.3 22 Feb 5.9 percent
Money Supply M0
163604000 22 May 162181000 KRW Million
Money Supply M1
1387581 22 May 1370039 KRW Billion
Money Supply M2
3699663 22 May 3656058 KRW Billion
Money Supply M3
5027113 22 May 4977732 KRW Billion
New Orders
15733120 22 Jun 9018150 KRW Million
Personal Income Tax Rate
45 21 Dec 42 percent
Personal Savings
35.4 21 Dec 35.9 percent
Population
51.74 21 Dec 51.84 Million
Price to Rent Ratio
113 22 Mar 113
Private Debt to GDP
273 20 Dec 253 percent
Producer Price Inflation MoM
0.5 22 Jun 0.7 percent
Producer Prices
120 22 Jun 119 points
Producer Prices Change
9.9 22 Jun 9.9 percent
Productivity
127 22 Mar 123 points
Retail Sales MoM
-0.9 22 Jun -0.2 percent
Retail Sales YoY
-1.5 22 Jun 0.7 percent
Retirement Age Men
62 20 Dec 60
Retirement Age Women
62 20 Dec 60
Steel Production
5600 22 Jun 5800 Thousand Tonnes
Stock Market
2489 22 Aug 2503 points
Terms of Trade
85.5 22 May 85.8 points
Terrorism Index
0.66 19 Dec 0.3
Tourism Revenues
785900 22 Feb 748100 USD Million
Tourist Arrivals
99999 22 Feb 81851
Unemployed Persons
832 22 Jun 811 Thousand
Unemployment Rate
2.9 22 Jul 2.9 percent
Wages
4505228 22 Mar 4087406 KRW/Month
Wages in Manufacturing
5232994 22 Mar 4563390 KRW/Month
Weapons Sales
827 20 Dec 693 SIPRI TIV Million
Youth Unemployment Rate
7 22 Jun 7.3 percent
Indicator Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Metric
Asylum Applications 6684 4350 5500 5500 5500 Persons
Balance of Trade -4670 6500 5100 5500 5500 USD Million
Bank Lending Rate 3.9 4.15 4.65 4.9 4.9 percent
Bankruptcies 9 25 25 25 25 Companies
Business Confidence 80 87 80 80 80 points
CPI Housing Utilities 107 108 108 109 110 points
CPI Transportation 123 124 124 124 125 points
Capacity Utilization 106 108 109 109 109 points
Car Production 3506774 44000000 44000000 44000000 44000000
Car Registrations 116431 175000 190500 190500 190500
Central Bank Balance Sheet 576422 576017 602747 602747 602747 KRW Billion
Changes in Inventories 2947 3030 3030 3030 3030 KRW Billion
Coincident Index 121 117 119 119 119 points
Construction Output 1.8 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 percent
Consumer Confidence 86 103 110 110 110 points
Consumer Credit 1859423 1896550 1917927 1907768 1907768 KRW Billion
Consumer Price Index CPI 109 109 109 110 111 points
Consumer Spending 230440 226700 231125 229012 236432 KRW Billion
Core Consumer Prices 106 104 105 106 108 points
Core Inflation Rate 4.47 2.1 1.6 1.6 1.6 percent
Corporate Tax Rate 25 25 25 25 percent
Currency 1309 1320 1337 1355 1373
Current Account 5610 5500 8600 8600 8600 USD Million
Current Account to GDP 3.5 4 4 4 percent of GDP
Deposit Interest Rate 2.11 2.36 2.86 3.11 3.11 percent
Disposable Personal Income 2078537 1992962 2140893 2132579 2132579 KRW Billion
Electricity Production 23450 25300 25300 25300 25300 Gigawatt-hour
Employed Persons 28153 28000 28000 28000 28000 Thousand
Employment Rate 61.4 61 60 60 60 percent
Exports 60700 50500 50500 50500 50500 USD Million
External Debt 654098 660947 725021 725021 USD Million USD Million
Fiscal Expenditure 330346 415000 415000 415000 415000 KRW Billion
Food Inflation 7.99 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 percent
Foreign Direct Investment 5639508 9000000 10000000 10000000 10000000 USD Thousand
Foreign Exchange Reserves 438610 508722 540791 540791 540791 USD Million
Foreign Stock Investment 940574 900000 900000 900000 900000 USD Million
Full Year GDP Growth 4.02 2.5 2.5 2 2
GDP 1799 1710 1780 1780 USD Billion USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate 2.9 2.8 3 2.6 2.6 percent
GDP Constant Prices 491878 497562 510996 525815 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Agriculture 7909 8616 8849 9105 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Construction 21312 22167 22766 23426 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Manufacturing 132390 133643 137252 141232 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Mining 424 498 511 526 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Public Administration 29684 30574 31400 32310 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Services 279599 280939 288524 296892 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Transport 15526 14943 15346 15791 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP From Utilities 12403 12530 12868 13242 KRW Billion KRW Billion
GDP Growth Rate 0.7 0 0.8 1.3 1.3 percent
GDP per capita 32645 28075 28075 28075 USD USD
GDP per capita PPP 44116 42500 42500 42500 USD USD
Gasoline Prices 1.64 1.51 1.57 1.62 1.68 USD/Liter
Government Budget -6.1 -2.8 -2.8 -2.8 -2.8 percent of GDP
Government Budget Value -48889 -26000 -23000 -23000 -23000 KRW Billion
Government Debt to GDP 42.6 50 53 53 percent of GDP
Government Revenues 281457 399000 399000 399000 399000 KRW Billion
Government Spending 87638 87644 88857 88660 89917 KRW Billion
Government Spending To GDP 33.87 39 39 39 percent of GDP
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 139470 145558 149488 153823 KRW Billion KRW Billion
Gross National Product 455547 483278 505654 467391 467391 KRW Billion
Home Ownership Rate 58 58.5 58.5 58.5 58.5 percent
Households Debt To GDP 107 93 93 93 percent of GDP
Housing Index 101 120 125 125 125 points
Imports 65369 44000 45000 45000 45000 USD Million
Industrial Production 1.4 3.2 3.6 3.6 3.6 percent
Industrial Production Mom 1.9 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 percent
Inflation Rate 6.3 5.7 4.5 3.7 3 percent
Inflation Rate Mom 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.5 0.5 percent
Interbank Rate 2.65 2.91 3.41 3.66 3.66 percent
Interest Rate 2.25 2.5 3 3.25 3.25 percent
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.9 63 63 63 63 percent
Labour Costs 127 142 142 142 142 points
Leading Economic Index 129 126 128 128 128 points
Loans to Private Sector 11251959 10783766 10976541 11223403 11544510 KRW Hundred Million
Manufacturing PMI 49.8 51 50 50 50 points
Manufacturing Production 1.4 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 percent
Military Expenditure 46056 40650 40650 40650 40650 USD Million
Minimum Wages 9160 8990 8990 9400 KRW/Hour KRW/Hour
Mining Production -11.3 2.5 4 4 4 percent
Money Supply M2 3699663 3536902 3779000 3779000 3779000 KRW Billion
Personal Income Tax Rate 45 40 40 42 percent
Personal Savings 35.4 34 33 33 33 percent
Population 51.74 51.98 52.1 52.1 Million Million
Private Debt to GDP 273 263 263 263 percent
Producer Prices 120 116 116 120 123 points
Producer Prices Change 9.9 4 2.5 2.5 2.5 percent
Retail Sales MoM -0.9 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 percent
Retail Sales YoY -1.5 5 5 5 5 percent
Retirement Age Men 62 60 62 62
Retirement Age Women 62 60 62 62
Steel Production 5600 5900 6000 6000 6000 Thousand Tonnes
Stock Market 2489 2420 2351 2284 2219 points
Tourism Revenues 785900 1000000 1000000 1000000 1000000 USD Million
Tourist Arrivals 99999 1000000 1250000 1250000 1250000
Unemployed Persons 832 1110 1110 1110 1110 Thousand
Unemployment Rate 2.9 3.7 3.5 3.4 3.4 percent
Wages 4505228 4026000 4121000 4121000 4121000 KRW/Month
Wages in Manufacturing 5232994 4446000 4427000 4427000 4427000 KRW/Month
Weapons Sales 827 800 800 800 800 SIPRI TIV Million
Youth Unemployment Rate 7 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 percent