Source
Central bank

N/A

International Reserves

N/A

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

N/A

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

N/A

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011 2012 2013 2014        
N/A N/A N/A N/A        

 

GDP per capita - current prices

N/A

GDP per capita - PPP

N/A

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 23.4% 
  • industry: 47.2% 
  • services: 29.4% (2012 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014
N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014
N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2010 2011 2012
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Korea, North

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

N/A

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

N/A

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

N/A

Shares in world total merchandising export

N/A

Shares in world total commercial services export

N/A

Total exports

US$3.954 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

minerals, metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery products

Total imports

US$4.828 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

petroleum, coking coal, machinery and equipment, textiles, grain

Exports - major partners

China 63%, South Korea 27% (2012 est.)

Imports - major partners

China 73%, South Korea 19% (2012 est.)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$56 million US$120 million US$227 million
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: N/A

Subcategories:

Starting a business: N/A

Enforcing Contracts: N/A

Registering Property: N/A

Getting credit: N/A

Protecting investors: N/A

Trading across border: N/A

Paying Taxes: N/A

Dealing with Construction Permits: N/A

Getting Electricity: N/A

Resolving Insolvency: N/A

 

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 178 Score: 1 (Repressed) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+9

Total area

120,538 sq km

Capital

Pyongyang

Currency

North Korean won (KPW)

Government type

Communist state one-man dictatorship

Languages

Korean

Religions

traditionally Buddhist and Confucianist, some Christian and syncretic Chondogyo (Religion of the Heavenly Way)     note: autonomous religious activities now almost nonexistent; government-sponsored religious groups exist to provide illusion of religious freedom

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2014* 2019
N/A N/A N/A 24,851,627 N/A

*Estimate  

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
40.2% 57% 59% 61%
Population median age

33.4 year (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

0.53% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

69.81 years (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

100% (2014 est.)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 7
Civil Liberties: 7 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 4.7%  Mobile  9.7%
(2013)

(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

N/A

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

2.9 (2010)