(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Investment freedom index (0-100), 1995 - 2021:
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1995 to 2021. The average value for South Korea during that period was 67 points with a minimum of 50 points in 1995 and a maximum of 70 points in 1998.
The latest value from 2021 is 60 points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 179
countries is 56 points.
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The Investment Freedom index for South Korea from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.
Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.