[KS] North and South Korea's Economic Data
rfrank at koreanstudies.de
Tue Feb 7 03:05:45 EST 2006
Dear Mr. Wilson,
the main institutions offering this kind of information (time series) are:
National Statistical Office: www.nso.go.kr (KOSIS Database etc.)
The Bank of Korea: www.bok.or.kr (ECOS Database)
The others copy these data, but also provide their own, specialized statistics:
The Ministry of Finance and Economy: www.mofe.go.kr
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: www.mofat.go.kr
Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency: www.kotra.or.kr
Ministry of National Unification: www.unikorea.go.kr
Korea Institute for National Unification: www.kinu.or.kr
etc. etc. etc.
The Kyungnam University Institute for Far Eastern Studies: http://ifes.kyungnam.ac.kr/
offers high-quality research on NK (see also http://icnk.or.kr/).
The BOK and KOTRA have interesting sections on NK, too, although I have no idea how one
can assume to have even the slightest idea of the NK GDP. But since there is a demand for
this kind of data, there of course is also a supply. I find the detailedness of, for
example, sectoral growth data highly misleading, since it pretends a depth of knowledge on
that country's economy that we simply don't have, as much as we would like to.
Roland Wilson wrote:
> Hello. I was wondering of anyone from this great group would know where
> I could find the GDP, Annual Growth Rate %, and the per capita income
> for North and South Korea from 1995-2005 (10 years)? I know the
> information in North Korea may be less than 100% accurate, but anything
> would be of great help.
> I would greatly appreciate you assistance.
> Roland Wilson
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