PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - South Korea

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  • Country Profile
  • Region: South Korea
  • 41 pages
  • GlobalData
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PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - South Korea


Mining, manufacturing and utilities contributed 32.9% to the gross value added (GVA) in 2016, followed by financial intermediation, real estate and business activities (20.8%) and wholesale, retail and hotels (11.0%). In nominal terms, the three sectors are expected to grow by 5.3%, 5.0% and 5.1% respectively in 2017-18.

Seoul, Gyeonggi-do and Gyeongsangnam-do contribute 51.2% to the country’s GDP and comprise 50.4% of the South Korea’s population.

  • South Korea‘s overall risk score is lower than the emerging Asian and the world average in GCRI Q3 2017. In fact in all parameters of GCRI, the country’s risk score is lower than the emerging Asia and the world average
  • More than 50% of total FDI inflows in South Korea were from Asian nations in 2015
  • The South Korean government envisages spending US$118.2 bn by 2020 on developing and modernizing infrastructure facilities in the country
Reasons to buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.
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Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1: South Korea’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison To Emerging Asia and the World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index
Exhibit 4: KOSPI Composite Index (^KS11)
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy
Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows (2012-2016), FDI Inflows Share by Sector (2015) and FDI by Sector (2013-2015)
Exhibit 7: FDI by Continent and Country (2013-2015)
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2016)
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2014-2016
Exhibit 14: Electrical Machinery and Equipment, % of World Total, 2016
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate
Exhibit 17: Public Finance
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages
Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population
Exhibit 24: Gender Split
Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2016
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015
Exhibit 27: High-technology exports (% of manufactured exports)
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in South Korea 2018
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2016
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions
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