(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Trade freedom index (0-100)
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1995 to 2020. The average value for South Korea during that period was 72 points with a minimum of 65 points in 2006 and a maximum of 80 points in 2017.
The latest value from 2020 is 80 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 180
countries is 74 points.
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The Trade Freedom index for South Korea measures the absence of tariffs and other barriers that affect the international trade of goods and services.
Definition: The Trade freedom index is based on two indicators: the trade-weighted average tariff rate and non-tariff barriers (including quantity, price, regulatory, customs and investment restrictions, and direct government intervention).