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International Rankings of Korea, South - 2019

SOURCE: CIA World Factbook 2019


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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
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants8412017
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total9 21,195,9182017
Internet users - percent of population (%)22 89.9%July 2016
Internet users - total17 44.153 millionJuly 2016
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants12 522017
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions10 26,842,9522017
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants41 1242017
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions23 63,658,6882017
Economy
Budget - expenditures13335.8 billion2017
Budget - revenues13 357.1 billion2017
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)20 1.4%17
Central bank discount rate (%)59 1.5%31 December 2017
Commercial bank prime lending rate (%)147 3.48%31 December 2017
Current account balance7 $78.46 billion2017
Debt - external30 $384.6 billion31 December 2017
Distribution of family income - Gini index74 35.72016
Exports6 $577.4 billion2017
GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services (%)77 43.1%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption (%)81 15.3%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption (%)156 48.1%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services (%)69 -37.7%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital (%)23 31.1%2017
GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories (%)56 0%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture (%)127 2.2%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry (%)29 39.3%2017
GDP - composition, by sector of origin – services(%)111 58.3%2017
GDP - per capita (PPP)47 $39,5002017
GDP - real growth rate (%)47 3.1%2017
GDP - official exchange rate13 $1.54 trillion2017
GDP - purchasing power parity15 $2.035 trillion2017
Gross national saving (% of GPD)15 36.6% of GDP2017
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% (%)3 48.5%2015
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% (%)6 6.8%2015
Imports10 $457.5 billion2017
Industrial production growth rate (%)44 4.6%2017
Inflation rate(consumer prices) (%)70 1.9%2017
Labor force24 27.75 million2017
Labor force - by occupation – agriculture (%)115 4.8%2017
Labor force - by occupation – industry (%)41 24.6%2017
Labor force - by occupation – services (%)51 70.6%2017
Market value of publicly traded shares12 $1.305 trillion31 December 2016
Population below poverty line (%)106 14.4%2016
Public debt (% of GPD)116 39.5% of GDP2017
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold10 $389.2 billion31 December 2017
Stock of broad money9 $793.9 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad21 $344.7 billion31 December 2017
Stock of direct foreign investment - at home30 $230.6 billion31 December 2017
Stock of domestic credit10 $2.986 trillion31 December 2017
Stock of narrow money9 $793.9 billion31 December 2017
Taxes and other revenues108 23.2%17
Unemployment rate (%)111 3.7%2017
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy8778.4 million Mt2017
Crude Oil - exports81 0 bbl/day2017
Crude Oil - imports5 3.057 million bbl/day2017
Crude Oil - production93 0 bbl/day2017
Electricity – consumption (kWh)10 507.6 billion kWh2016
Electricity – exports (kWh)95 0 kWh2016
Electricity - from fossil fuels30 70% of total installed capacity2016
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants67 2% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from nuclear fuels6 21% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity - from other renewable sources35 8% of total installed capacity2017
Electricity – imports (kWh)118 0 kWh2016
Electricity - installed generating capacity12 111.2 million kW2016
Electricity – production (kWh)11 526 billion kWh2016
Electricity access - electrification - total population1 100%2016
Electricity Consumption per capita (kWh)15 9872.012016
Natural gas – consumption (cu m)19 45.28 billion cu m2017
Natural gas – exports (cu m)56 0 cu m2017
Natural gas – imports (cu m)10 48.65 billion cu m2017
Natural gas – production (cu m)72 339.8 million cu m2017
Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m)78 7.079 billion cu m1 January 2018
Refined petroleum products - consumption9 2.584 million bbl/day2017
Refined petroleum products - exports7 1.396 million bbl/day2017
Refined petroleum products - imports7 908,800 bbl/day2017
Refined petroleum products - production7 3.302 million bbl/day2017
Geography
Land Area - sq km10496,920 sq kmNA
Total Area - sq km110 99,720 sq kmNA
Coastline(km)55 2,413 kmNA
Elevation - elevation extremes32 0 mNA
Elevation - mean elevation (m)110 282 mNA
Irrigated land (sq km)49 7,780 sq km2012
Land boundaries - total km145 237 kmNA
Land use - agricultural land (%)151 18.1%2011
Land use - arable land (%)72 15.3%2011
Land use - forest (%)21 63.9%2011
Land use – other (%)132 18%2011
Land use - permanent crops (%)63 2.2%2011
Land use - permanent pasture (%)156 0.6%2011
Maritime claims - contiguous zone1 24NA
Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone1 200NA
Maritime claims - territorial sea3 12NA
Population Density - Persons per sq km23 530.52July 2018
Military
Military expenditures - percent of GDP332.7% of GDP2017
Population
Age structure 0-14 years (%)21213.03%18
Age structure 15-24 years (%)161 12.19%18
Age structure 25-54 years (%)29 45.13%18
Age structure 55-64 years (%)5 15.09%18
Age structure 65 years and over (%)57 14.55%18
Birth Rate (births/1,000 population)149 8.3 births/1,000 population2018
Children under the age of 5 years underweight103 0.7%2010
Contraceptive prevalence rate (%)9 79.6%2015
Death Rate (deaths/1,000 population)58 6.3 deaths/1,000 population2018
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio (%)46 17.72015
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio104 5.62015
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio (%)158 36.72015
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio (%)166 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 – rural75 12.1% of population2012
Drinking water source - UnImproved - total100 2.2%2012
Drinking water source - UnImproved - urban88 0.3% of population2012
Education expenditures - percent of GDP33 5.1% of GDP2015
Health expenditures41 7.4% of GDP2014
Hospital bed density4 11.5 beds/1,000 population2015
Infant mortality rate – female (deaths/1,000 live births)151 2.8 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – male (deaths/1,000 live births)155 3.2 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Infant mortality rate – total (deaths/1,000 live births)166 3 deaths/1,000 live births2018
Life expectancy at birth – female (years)7 85.8 years2018
Life expectancy at birth – male (years)17 79.4 years2018
Life expectancy at birth - total population8 82.5 years2018
Maternal mortality rate113 11 deaths/100,000 live births2015
Median age – female (years)23 44 years2018
Median age – male (years)25 40.6 years2018
Median age – total (years)25 42.3 years2018
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 density61 2.33 physicians/1,000 population2016
Population28 51,418,097July 2018
Population growth rate (%)127 0.44%2018
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)161 0% of population2015
Sanitation facility access - Total UnImproved (% of population)155 0%2015
Sanitation facility access - Urban UnImproved (% of population)145 0% of population2015
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) - female6 16 years2013
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)/female2017
Suffrage3 19 years of ageNA
Total fertility rate (children born/woman)143 1.27 children born/woman2018
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - female (%)106 9.7%2017
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - male(%)86 11.3%2017
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 - total (%)95 10.4%2017
Urbanization - rate of urbanization (%)146 0.3% annual rate of change15-20
Urbanization - urban population (%)40 81.5% of total population2018
Transportation
Airports511112013
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 232017
Airports - with unpaved runways - 914 to 1,523 m56 22013
Airports - with unpaved runways - total63 402013
Airports - with unpaved runways - under 914 m41 382013
Heliports2 4662013
Merchant marine - total10 1,907pan style="padding-left:7px;">country comparison to the world: 12

National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers4 11.297 billion2015
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 carriers18 3482015
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers17 122015
Railways - standard gauge26 3,979 km2016
Railways (km)48 3,979 kmNA
Roadways - paved (km)22 92,795 kmNA
Roadways - total (km)35 100,428 kmNA
Roadways - unpaved (km)56 7,633 kmNA
Waterways (km)35 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 2019. 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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