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PESTLE Insights: Macroeconomic Outlook Report - South Korea

  • Published Date: 01 Jan 2018
  • Number of Pages: 41
  • Category: Finance and Banking
  • Country: South Korea

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 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 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.

Publisher Name : GlobalData

Table of Contents 02
List of Exhibits 03
Did you Know? 04
Country Highlights 05
Country Snapshot 07
PESTLE Insights 21
Political Landscape 22
Economic Landscape 23
Social Landscape 30
Technological Landscape 33
Legal Landscape 36
Environmental Landscape 37
Outlook 38

List Of Figures

List of Figures
Exhibit 1: South Korea’s Performance in Country Risk Analysis in Comparison To Emerging Asia and the World 11
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100) 11
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights behind the Index 12
Exhibit 4: KOSPI Composite Index (^KS11) 14
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors Contribution to the Economy 15
Exhibit 6: FDI Inflows (2012-2016), FDI Inflows Share by Sector (2015) and FDI by Sector (2013-2015) 16
Exhibit 7: FDI by Continent and Country (2013-2015) 18
Exhibit 8: Key Infrastructure Indicators 20
Exhibit 9: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate 24
Exhibit 10: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2016) 24
Exhibit 11: Export, Import and Trade Balance 25
Exhibit 12: Current Account Balance 25
Exhibit 13: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2014-2016 26
Exhibit 14: Electrical Machinery and Equipment, % of World Total, 2016 26
Exhibit 15: Interest Rates 28
Exhibit 16: Exchange Rate 28
Exhibit 17: Public Finance 29
Exhibit 18: General Government Debt 29
Exhibit 19: Employment/Unemployment 31
Exhibit 20: Average Annual Wages 31
Exhibit 21: Labour Cost Index 31
Exhibit 22: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population 32
Exhibit 23: Age-group Share of Total Population 32
Exhibit 24: Gender Split 32
Exhibit 25: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate, 2016 34
Exhibit 26: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2015 35
Exhibit 27: High-technology exports (% of manufactured exports) 35
Exhibit 28: Doing Business in South Korea 2018 36
Exhibit 29: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) 2016 36
Exhibit 30: CO2 Emissions 37

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