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International Rankings of Korea, South - 2018

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2018


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This table lists the international rankings of Korea, South, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Korea, South, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Date of Info
Communications
Internet users - percent of population (%)2289.9% July 2016
Internet users - total17 44.153 millionJuly 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants11 55 July 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions11 28,035,600July 2016
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants47 120 July 2016
Telephones - mobile cellular - total25 58.935 millionJuly 2016
Economy
Budget - expenditures13$338 billion 2017
Budget - revenues12 $351.6 billion2017
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)15 0.9% of GDP2017
Central bank discount rate (%)63 1.25%31 December 2016
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)108 3.4%31 December 2017
Current account balance5 $85.14 billion2017
Debt - external31 $376.9 billion31 December 2017
Distribution of family income - Gini index77 34.12015
Exports6 $552.3 billion2017
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)73 43.9%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption (%)73 15.2%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption (%)141 47.8%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)68 -36.7% 2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital (%)33 29.4%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories (%)44 0.3%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)124 2.2%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)27 38.8%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)106 59.1% 2017
GDP - per capita (PPP)42 $39,4002017
GDP - real growth rate (%)44 3%2017
GDP - official exchange rate12 $1.53 trillion2016
GDP - purchasing power parity15 $2.027 trillion2017
Gross national saving (% of GPD)10 37.2% of GDP2017
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% (%)3 48.5% 2015
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% (%)5 6.8%2015
Imports9 $448.4 billion2017
Industrial production growth rate (%)44 3.5%2017
Inflation rate(consumer prices) (%)69 1.9%2017
Labor force24 27.47 million2017
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)107 4.9%2016
Labor force - by occupation – industry (%)36 24.1%2016
Labor force - by occupation – services (%)51 71% 2016
Market value of publicly traded shares12 $1.305 trillion31 December 2016
Population below poverty line (%)112 12.5%2015
Public debt (% of GPD)111 43.3% of GDP2017
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold11 $374.8 billion31 December 2017
Stock of broad money8 $2.167 trillion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad21 $342.4 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home31 $193.6 billion31 December 2017
Stock of domestic credit10 $2.683 trillion31 December 2017
Stock of narrow money9 $742.5 billion31 December 2017
Taxes and other revenues99 23% of GDP2017
Unemployment rate (%)100 3.8%2017
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy9599.3 million Mt2014
Crude Oil - exports84 0 bbl/day2016
Crude Oil - imports5 2.942 million bbl/day2016
Crude Oil - production96 0 bbl/day2016
Electricity – consumption (kWh)10 497 billion kWh2016
Electricity – exports (kWh)95 0 kWh2016
Electricity - from fossil fuels75 67.1% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants130 1.7% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from nuclear fuels8 21.1% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity - from other renewable sources69 7.2% of total installed capacity2015
Electricity – imports (kWh)112 0 kWh2016
Electricity - installed generating capacity13 103 million kW2015
Electricity – production (kWh)11 528.1 billion kWh2016
Electricity access - electrification - total population1 100% 2016
Electricity Consumption per capita (kWh)18 9710.582016
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)14 69.63 billion cu m2015
Natural gas – exports (cu m)58 0 cu m2014
Natural gas – imports (cu m)10 43.43 billion cu m2015
Natural gas – production (cu m)77 188 million cu m2015
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)83 7.079 billion cu m1 January 2017
Refined petroleum products - consumption9 2.63 million bbl/day2016
Refined petroleum products - exports8 1.343 million bbl/day2016
Refined petroleum products - imports8 935,500 bbl/day2016
Refined petroleum products - production7 3.114 million bbl/day2016
Geography
Land Area - sq km10596,920 sq kmNA
Total Area - sq km110 99,720 sq kmNA
Water Area - sq km78 2,800 sq kmNA
Coastline(km)53 2,413 kmNA
Elevation - mean elevation (m)110 282 mNA
Irrigated land (sq km)49 7,780 sq km2012
Land boundaries - total km147 237 kmNA
Land use - agricultural land (%)153 18.1%2011
Land use - forest (%)21 63.9%2011
Land use – other (%)131 18% 2011
Maritime claims - contiguous zone1 24 nmNA
Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone3 200 nmNA
Population Density - Persons per sq km24 528.08July 2017
Military
Military expenditures - percent of GDP402.3% of GDP2016
Population
Age structure 0-14 years (%)19313.21% 17
Age structure 15-24 years (%)141 12.66% 17
Age structure 25-54 years (%)22 45.52% 17
Age structure 55-64 years (%)9 14.49% 17
Age structure 65 years and over (%)59 14.12% 17
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)143 8.3 births/1,000 population2017
Children under the age of 5 years underweight103 0.7%2010
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)8 80%2009
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)69 6 deaths/1,000 population2017
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)46 17.72015
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio107 5.6 2015
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)159 36.72015
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)167 192015
Drinking water source - Improved – rural51 87.9% of population2012
Drinking water source - Improved – total20 97.8%2012
Drinking water source - Improved – urban4 99.7% of population2012
Drinking water source - UnImproved – rural76 12.1% of population2012
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total100 2.2%2012
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban87 0.3% of population2012
Education expenditures - percent of GDP38 4.6% of GDP2012
Health expenditures41 7.4% of GDP2014
Hospital bed density5 10.3 beds/1,000 population2009
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)158 2.8 deaths/1,000 live births 2017
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)166 3.2 deaths/1,000 live births2017
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)166 3 deaths/1,000 live births2017
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)7 85.8 years 2017
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)16 79.3 years2017
Life expectancy at birth - total population10 82.5 years2017
Maternal mortality ratio114 11 deaths/100,000 live births2015
Median age – female (years)26 43.4 years 2017
Median age – male (years)19 40.2 years2017
Median age – total (years)27 41.8 years2017
Mother's mean age at first birth (years)1 31 years2014
Net migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population)31 2.5 migrant(s)/1,000 population2017
Obesity - adult prevalence rate137 4.7%2016
Physicians density65 2.23 physicians/1,000 population2014
Population28 51,181,299July 2017
Population growth rate (%)116 0.48%2017
Sanitation facility access - Rural Improved (% of population)1 100% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total Improved (% of population)1 100%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban Improved (% of population)1 100% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Rural UnImproved (% of population)163 0% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)157 0%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)145 0% of population2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female6 16 years 2013
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - male4 17 years2013
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - total4 17 years2013
Sex ratio - 0-14 years(male(s)/female)10 1.07 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 15-24 years(male(s)/female)11 1.12 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 25-54 years(male(s)/female)20 1.06 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 55-64 years(male(s)/female)24 0.98 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - 65 years and over (male(s)/female)41 0.71 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - at birth (male(s)/female)11 1.05 male(s)/female2017
Sex ratio - total population (male(s)/female)19 1 male(s)/female 2017
Suffrage3 19 years of ageNA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)145 1.26 children born/woman2017
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female (%)104 10.5% 2016
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male(%)86 11%2016
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total (%)104 10.7%2016
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)142 0.55% annual rate of change 15-20
Urbanization - urban population (%)34 82.7% of total population 2017
Transportation
Airports521112013
Airports - with paved runways - 1,524 to 2,437 m33 122017
Airports - with paved runways - 2,438 to 3,047 m22 192017
Airports - with paved runways - 914 to 1,523 m34 132017
Airports - with paved runways - over 3,047 m24 42017
Airports - with paved runways - total32 712017
Airports - with paved runways - under 914 m18 23 2017
Airports - with unpaved runways - 914 to 1,523 m64 22013
Airports - with unpaved runways - total63 402013
Airports - with unpaved runways - under 914 m41 38 2013
Heliports2 4662013
Merchant marine - total11 1,9072017
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers4 11.297 billion mt-km 2015
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers15 65,482,3072015
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers17 3482015
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers16 122015
Railways (km)49 3,874 km2015
Roadways - paved (km)29 91,195 km 2015
Roadways - total (km)48 99,025 km2015
Roadways - unpaved (km)94 7,830 km 2015
Waterways (km)47 1,600 kmNA




*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.


NOTE: The information regarding the international rankings of Korea, South on this page is derived from the CIA World Factbook 2018. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of international rankings of Korea, South contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about international rankings of Korea, South should be addressed to the CIA.







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