South Korea: Share of services

(measure: percent; source: The World Bank)

South Korea: Value added in the services sector 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 53.27 percent with a minumum of 39.33 percent in 1965 and a maximum of 61.21 percent in 2008.


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The importance of services in the economy of South Korea and other countries is measured as the value added of services as percent of GDP. The services sector includes wholesale and retail trade, transport, financial services, education, health care, and real estate. Share of services rankings around the world. Create and download charts for South Korea Share of services and other indicators with the country comparator.

World Bank definition: Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99 and they include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. 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 industrial 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.