South Korea: Value added by industry as percent of GDP
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1960 to 2019. The average value for South Korea during that period was 30.94 percent with a minimum of 17.33 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 37.15 percent in 1991.
The latest value from 2019 is 32.97 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 143
countries is 26.44 percent.
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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.
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 or 4.