South Korea: Remittances as percent of GDP, 1976 - 2020:
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1976 to 2020. The average value for South Korea during that period was 0.7 percent with a minimum of 0.15 percent in 1979 and a maximum of 1.49 percent in 1986.
The latest value from 2020 is 0.45 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 174
countries is 5.15 percent.
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Definition: Personal remittances comprise personal transfers and compensation of employees. Personal transfers consist of all current transfers in cash or in kind made or received by resident households to or from nonresident households. Personal transfers thus include all current transfers between resident and nonresident individuals. Compensation of employees refers to the income of border, seasonal, and other short-term workers who are employed in an economy where they are not resident and of residents employed by nonresident entities. Data are the sum of two items defined in the sixth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual: personal transfers and compensation of employees.