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SPOTLIGHT

KOREA

Life expectancy at birth

Trade-to-GDP ratio

Years

%, Sum of exports and imports as % of GDP 120

86 Japan

84

100 Korea

80

France

82

Korea France

80

OECD total

78

US

76

60 40

US

20

74

0

72

1994

1998

1996

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

General government fiscal balance

Labour income share

% of GDP

Total labour compensation adjusted for the self-employed / total income

6

0.90

4

0.85

Korea

2

0.80

0

0.75

Korea

0.70

-2

France

-4 France

0.65 0.60

US

-8

Japan

-10

0.55

-12

0.50

-14

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

Japan

1995

2012

1997

1999

2001

2003

2005

2007

2009

2011

2013

2015

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D

Foreign reserves

% of GDP

Million SDR 300 000

US

-6

Korea (left) France (left)

China (right) Japan (right)

3 000 000

5.0 4.5

Korea

250 000

2 500 000

200 000

2 000 000

150 000

1 500 000

3.0

US

100 000

1 000 000

2.5

OECD total

500 000

500 000

2.0

France

4.0

0

1994

1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014

0

3.5

1.5

1996

80

25-34 years

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

Public social spending

Population with tertiary education % in same age group, 2014

1998

45-54 years

% of GDP

55-64 years

35

70

France

30

60

25

50

OECD total

20

40

US 15

30

10

20

Korea

10

5

0

0

Mexico

Germany

Finland

US

Japan

Korea

1994

1996

1998

2000

2002

2004

2006

2008

2010

2012

2014

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