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South Korea: In-depth PEST Insights

South Korea: In-depth PEST Insights

Summary

This PESTLE country analysis report on South Korea provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.

Synopsis

  • Understand the political system in South Korea through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand the economic situation in South Korea through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
  • Understand customer demographics in South Korea through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
  • Understand the technological landscape in South Korea through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
  • Understand the legal landscape in South Korea through analysis of the judicial system as well as performance of the legal indicators
  • Understand the environmental landscape in South Korea through analysis of the environmental regulations and the performance of the environmental indicators
Scope
  • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in South Korea, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
  • The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of South Korea 's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment."
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  • The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.
  • Reasons to buy
    • What is the outlook in South Korea in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
    • How does South Korea perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
    • How does South Korea perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
    • How does South Korea perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?


    1. OVERVIEW
    1.1. Catalyst
    1.2. Summary
    1.2.1. Key findings
    1.2.2. PESTLE highlights
    1.2.3. Key fundamentals
    2. KEY FACTS AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION
    2.1. Key facts
    2.2. Geographical location
    3. PESTLE ANALYSIS
    3.1. Summary
    3.2. Political analysis
    3.2.1. Overview
    3.2.2. Current strengths
    3.2.3. Current challenges
    3.2.4. Future prospects
    3.2.5. Future risks
    3.3. Economic analysis
    3.3.1. Overview
    3.3.2. Current strengths
    3.3.3. Current challenges
    3.3.4. Future prospects
    3.4. Social analysis
    3.4.1. Overview
    3.4.2. Current strengths
    3.4.3. Current challenges
    3.4.4. Future prospects
    3.4.5. Future risks
    3.5. Technological analysis
    3.5.1. Overview
    3.5.2. Current strengths
    3.5.3. Current challenges
    3.5.4. Future prospects
    3.5.5. Future risks
    3.6. Legal analysis
    3.6.1. Overview
    3.6.2. Current strengths
    3.6.3. Current challenges
    3.6.4. Future prospects
    3.6.5. Future risks
    3.7. Environmental analysis
    3.7.1. Overview
    3.7.2. Current strengths
    3.7.3. Current challenges
    3.7.4. Future prospects
    3.7.5. Future risks
    4. POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
    4.1. Summary
    4.2. Evolution
    4.2.1. Pre-1950s
    4.2.2. 1950-1960
    4.2.3. 1960-1980
    4.2.4. 1980-1990
    4.2.5. 1990-2002
    4.2.6. 2002-2017
    4.3. Structure and policies
    4.3.1. Key political figures
    4.3.2. Structure of government
    4.3.3. Key political parties
    4.3.4. Composition of government
    4.3.5. Key policies
    4.3.6. Economic
    4.3.7. Social
    4.3.8. Foreign
    4.4. Performance
    4.4.1. Governance indicators
    4.5. Outlook
    4.6. Summary
    4.7. Evolution
    4.7.1. 1945-1990
    4.7.2. 1990-1997
    4.7.3. 1997-2018
    4.8. Structure and policies
    4.8.1. Financial system
    4.8.2. Financial authorities/regulators
    4.9. Performance
    4.9.1. GDP and growth rate
    4.9.2. Fiscal situation
    4.9.3. International investment position
    4.9.4. Monetary situation
    4.10. Outlook
    5. SOCIAL LANDSCAPE
    5.1. Summary
    5.2. Evolution
    5.3. Structure and policies
    5.3.1. Demographic composition
    5.3.2. Education
    5.3.3. Healthcare
    5.3.4. Social welfare
    5.3.5. Nationwide initiatives
    5.4. Performance
    5.4.1. Healthcare
    5.4.2. Income distribution
    5.4.3. Education
    5.5. Outlook
    6. TECHNOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE
    6.1. Summary
    6.2. Evolution
    6.3. Structure and policies
    6.3.1. Intellectual property
    6.3.2. R&D
    6.4. Performance
    6.4.1. Opportunity sectors
    6.5. Outlook
    7. LEGAL LANDSCAPE
    7.1. Summary
    7.2. Evolution
    7.3. Structure and policies
    7.3.1. Judicial system
    7.3.2. Trials and legislation
    7.3.3. Tax regulations
    7.4. Performance
    7.4.1. Effectiveness of the legal system
    7.4.2. Legal indicators
    7.5. Outlook
    8. ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE
    8.1. Summary
    8.2. Evolution
    8.3. Structure and policies
    8.3.1. Environmental regulations
    8.3.2. Environmental actions
    8.3.3. Participation in global efforts/agreements/pacts
    8.4. Performance
    8.4.1. Environmental impact
    8.5. Outlook
    9. APPENDIX
    9.1. Ask the analyst
    9.2. About MarketLine
    9.3. Disclaimer
    List of Tables
    Table 1: South Korea - Key Fundamentals (US$ Billion / %), 2016-2023f
    Table 2: South Korea - Key Facts, 2019
    Table 3: South Korea - Political Landscape
    Table 4: South Korea - Economic Landscape
    Table 5: South Korea - Social Landscape
    Table 6: South Korea - Technological Landscape
    Table 7: South Korea - Legal Landscape
    Table 8: South Korea - Environmental Landscape
    Table 9: South Korea - Population by Age and Gender (as a Percentage of the Total Population), 2018
    Table 10: South Korea - Patents Granted, 2012-2018
    List of Figures
    Figure 1: South Korea - Map
    Figure 2: Labor Productivity (2017) and Unit Labor Costs (2018) among OECD Countries
    Figure 3: South Korea - Manufacturing and Services Sector Share in Gross value Added (%), 2017
    Figure 4: South Korea - Productivity Growth in SMEs has Slowed (%), 1982-2015
    Figure 5: South Korea - Government Loan Guarantees as a Share of GDP (%), 2016
    Figure 6: Doctor Consultations per Capita, Latest Year Available
    Figure 7: Educational Attainment (Bachelor's or Equivalent) of 25-64 Year Olds, 2016
    Figure 8: Social Spending Trends in OECD Countries, 2018
    Figure 9: South Korea - Wage Inequality, 1990 and 2016
    Figure 10: South Korea - Gender Wage Gap (%), 2017
    Figure 11: OECD Populations Aged 65-80 Years as a Percentage of the Total Population, 2015-2050
    Figure 12: South Korea - Telecom Growth (Subscribers Per 100 People), 2000-2018
    Figure 13: Innovation Capability - Global Competitiveness Index, 2018
    Figure 14: Co-authorship and Co-Invention as a Percentage of Scientific Publications and IP5 Patent Families, 2005-2016
    Figure 15: Competitiveness in Services Rankings in Select OECD Countries, 2018
    Figure 16: FDI Restrictiveness Index in Major Sector, 2018
    Figure 17: FDI Restrictiveness Index, 2018
    Figure 18: PM 2.5 Exposure, 2015
    Figure 19: South Korea - Key Political Events Since Independence, 1950-2017
    Figure 20: South Korea - Key Political Figures
    Figure 21: South Korea - Distribution of Seats Following Elections, as of April 2019
    Figure 22: South Korea - Evolution of GDP (%), 2007-2018
    Figure 23: South Korea - GDP Growth Rate (US$ Billion), 2013-2023f
    Figure 24: South Korea - GDP by Sector (%), 2018e
    Figure 25: South Korea - Agricultural Outputs (%), 2013-2018e
    Figure 26: South Korea - Industrial Output (%), 2013-2018e
    Figure 27: South Korea - Services Output (%), 2013-2018e
    Figure 28: South Korea - External Trade Positions (US$ Billion), 2014-2018
    Figure 29: South Korea - Consumer Price Index and CPI-Based Inflation (%), 2013-2023f
    Figure 30: South Korea - Unemployment Rate (%), 2013-2023f
    Figure 31: South Korea - Population by Religion (%), 2015
    Figure 32: South Korea - Healthcare Expenditure (US$ Billion %), 2008-2017
    Figure 33: South Korea - Educational Expenditure (US$ Billion / %), 2010-2015
    Figure 34: South Korea - Internet Users (%), 2013-2018e
    Figure 35: South Korea - Judicial Structure, 2017
    Figure 36: South Korea - Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2010-2017

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