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South Korea: Value added by industry as percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Korea from 1965 to 2015. The average value for South Korea during that period was 34.04 percent with a minumum of 21.31 percent in 1965 and a maximum of 39.23 percent in 1991.
The importance of industry in the economy of South Korea and other countries is measured as the value added of the industrial sector as percent of GDP. Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction, electricity, water, and gas. Share of industry rankings around the world. Create and download charts for South Korea Share of industry and other indicators with the country comparator.
Definition: Industry corresponds to ISIC divisions 10-45 and includes manufacturing (ISIC divisions 15-37). It comprises value added in mining, manufacturing (also reported as a separate subgroup), construction, electricity, water, and gas. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.