South Korea GDP Growth Rate

The South Korean economy expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent on quarter in the three months to September 2016, easing slightly from a 0.8 percent growth in the previous period, but beating market expectations of 0.6 percent expansion. Private spending and investment rose at a slower pace, while government spending advanced further, preliminary figures showed. Compared with the same period of 2015, the economy expanded by 2.7 percent, slowing from a 3.3 percent growth in the previous period. GDP Growth Rate in South Korea averaged 1.66 percent from 1970 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 6.80 percent in the first quarter of 1988 and a record low of -7 percent in the first quarter of 1998. GDP Growth Rate in South Korea is reported by the The Bank of Korea. South Korea has an export oriented economy. Following the Asian financial crisis in late 90’s, South Korea economy grew at an average 1.1 percent on a quarter over quarter basis, fueled by exports, which account for half of its GDP. South Korea is the world’s leading producer of displays and memory semiconductors and the second largest shipbuilding producer. Yet, the high reliance on exports together with a limited domestic market and a rapidly aging population are the main threats to the future growth. This page provides – South Korea GDP Growth Rate – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.