External Debt in Korea

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Korea - External Debt

Although the economy performed well in annual terms in Q3, it grew at a softer rate than in Q2, partly due to a less favorable base effect. Meanwhile, underlying momentum weakened as sequential growth slowed. Notably, the annual slowdown came on the back of weaker private consumption growth amid tighter restrictions. Turning to Q4, data is mixed: Consumer confidence improved significantly in October, boding well for consumption, but businesses turned more pessimistic in October–November. Meanwhile, the manufacturing PMI came in at a one-year low in October as supply disruptions hampered the auto sector, while daily average export growth moderated in the same month. On the health front, looser restrictions from 1 November should provide some respite to the domestic market in the final stretch of the quarter.

Korea - External Debt Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
External Debt (% of GDP)27.0  25.5  25.4  25.6  28.4  

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Korea External Debt Chart

Korea External Debt
Note: External debt as % of GDP.
Source: Bank of Korea and FocusEconomics calculations.

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Bond Yield1.681.55 %Dec 31
Exchange Rate1,1560.21 %Dec 31

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