South Korea’s GDP contracted 1.3 percent on an annual basis in the third quarter of 2020 following a 2.7 percent contraction in the previous period, preliminary data showed. On the expenditure side, consumption dropped further (-2.3 percent vs -1.3 percent in Q2), whereas gross fixed capital formation gained steam (2.6 percent vs 1.9 percent). Exports declined 3.7 percent (vs -13 percent), whereas imports sank 5.3 percent (vs -8.5 percent). On a quarterly basis, activity rebounded 1.9 percent quarter over quarter in the three months to September after shrinking 3.2 percent quarter in the previous period, beating expectations of a 1.7 percent increase. source: The Bank of Korea

GDP Annual Growth Rate in South Korea averaged 7.23 percent from 1961 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 20.80 percent in the fourth quarter of 1969 and a record low of -7.30 percent in the second quarter of 1998. This page provides - South Korea GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Korea GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in South Korea is expected to be -1.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Annual Growth Rate in South Korea to stand at 3.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Korea GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2021 and 2.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

Ok
Trading Economics members can view, download and compare data from nearly 200 countries, including more than 20 million economic indicators, exchange rates, government bond yields, stock indexes and commodity prices.

The Trading Economics Application Programming Interface (API) provides direct access to our data. It allows API clients to download millions of rows of historical data, to query our real-time economic calendar, subscribe to updates and receive quotes for currencies, commodities, stocks and bonds.

Please Paste this Code in your Website
width
height
South Korea GDP Annual Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.70 1.40 20.80 -7.30 1961 - 2020 percent Quarterly
2015=100, SA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-01 11:00 PM YoY Final Q1 1.4% 2.3% 1.3%
2020-07-22 11:00 PM YoY Adv Q2 -2.9% 1.4% -2% -1.5%
2020-08-31 11:00 PM YoY Final Q2 -2.7% 1.4% -2.9%
2020-10-26 11:00 PM YoY Adv Q3 -1.3% -2.7% -1.9% -1.5%
2020-11-30 11:00 PM YoY Final Q3 -2.7% -1.2%


News Stream
South Korea GDP Falls 1.3% YoY
South Korea’s GDP contracted 1.3 percent on an annual basis in the third quarter of 2020 following a 2.7 percent contraction in the previous period, preliminary data showed. On the expenditure side, consumption dropped further (-2.3 percent vs -1.3 percent in Q2), whereas gross fixed capital formation gained steam (2.6 percent vs 1.9 percent). Exports declined 3.7 percent (vs -13 percent), whereas imports sank 5.3 percent (vs -8.5 percent). On a quarterly basis, activity rebounded 1.9 percent quarter over quarter in the three months to September after shrinking 3.2 percent quarter in the previous period, beating expectations of a 1.7 percent increase.
2020-10-26
South Korea Annual GDP Contracts 2.7% YoY
South Korea’s GDP contracted 2.7 percent on an annual basis in the second quarter of 2020 following a 1.4 percent expansion in the previous period, final data showed. On the expenditure side, consumption dropped 1.3 percent after declining 1.7 percent, dragged by private spending (-4 percent). Meanwhile, gross fixed capital formation expanded 1.9 percent following a 4.7 percent increase. Exports fell 13.5 percent, while imports dropped 8.5 percent. On the production side, manufacturing dropped 6.6 percent (vs 3.5 percent in Q1), while utilities posted nil growth (vs 7.2 percent in Q1) and construction contracted 0.2 percent (vs 3 percent in Q1). On a quarterly basis, the GDP contracted 3.2 percent and was revised 0.1 pp higher.
2020-08-31
South Korea Economy Shrinks the Most since 1998
South Korea's gross domestic product contracted 2.9 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, reversing a 1.4 percent growth in the previous three-month period and steeper than a 2.0 percent decline predicted by analysts, a preliminary estimate showed. It was the worst contraction since the last quarter of 1998, as exports plunged 13.6 percent due to worldwide coronavirus-induced lockdowns and economic shutdown. Imports went down 9.2 percent. Meanwhile, private spending shrank 4.1 percent, public spending rose 6 percent and gross fixed capital formation increased 1.1 percent.
2020-07-22
South Korea GDP Annual Growth at 1.4% YoY in Q1
The South Korean economy advanced 1.4% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020, following a 2.3% expansion in the previous period and compared to a preliminary estimate of 1.3%. Still, it was the softest expansion since the Q3 of 2009, mainly due to a slowdown in services growth (0.2% vs 3.2% in Q4). On the other hand, activity strengthened in manufacturing (3.5% vs 1.7%); utilities (7.2% vs -0.7%) and construction (3% vs 1.2%). On the expenditure side, private consumption fell 4.8% (vs 1.9%), while government spending rose 6.8% (vs 6.5%) and gross fixed investment climbed 4.7% after rising 1.4% in the prior period. Meantime, exports advanced 5.6% (vs 3.7% in Q4) and imports went up 0.9% (vs 1.2% in Q4). On a quarterly basis, GDP declined a revised 1.3% in the three months to March 2020, the most since the last quarter of 2008, after increasing 1.3% in the prior period. The economy is expected to contract 0.2% in 2020, before recovering 3.1% in 2021.
2020-06-01

South Korea GDP Annual Growth Rate
South Korea’s economy became one of the most diversified and technologically advanced in the world in the last 50 years. Like in most developed countries, services account for the highest percentage of GDP (around 57 percent of GDP). Within services the most important ones are public administration (6 percent ); education (5.3 percent); information and communication (5 percent); and business activities (4.6 percent of GDP). A strong manufacturing industry which has turned South Korea into a major exporter accounts for 32 percent of GDP.