South Korea: In-depth PESTLE insights

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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.

Scope

- 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.

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?

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Table of Contents

Overview

Catalyst

Summary

Key findings

PESTLE highlights

Key fundamentals

Key Facts and Geographic Location

Key facts

Geographical location

PESTLE Analysis

Summary

Political analysis

Overview

Current ...

Overview

Catalyst

Summary

Key findings

PESTLE highlights

Key fundamentals

Key Facts and Geographic Location

Key facts

Geographical location

PESTLE Analysis

Summary

Political analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Economic analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Social analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Technological analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Legal analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Environmental analysis

Overview

Current strengths

Current challenges

Future prospects

Future risks

Political Landscape

Summary

Evolution

Pre-1950s

1950-60

1960-80

1980-90

1990-2002

2002-2016

Structure and policies

Key political figures

Structure of government

Key political parties

Composition of government

Key policies

Economic

Social

Foreign

Performance

Governance indicators

Outlook

Economic Landscape

Summary

Evolution

1945-90

1990-97

1997-2015

Structure and policies

Financial system

Financial authorities/regulators

Performance

GDP and growth rate

Fiscal situation

International investment position

Monetary situation

Employment

Outlook

Social Landscape

Summary

Evolution

Structure and policies

Demographic composition

Education

Healthcare

Social welfare

Nationwide initiatives

Performance

Healthcare

Income distribution

Education

Outlook

Technological Landscape

Summary

Evolution

Structure and policies

Intellectual property

R&D

Performance

Opportunity sectors

Outlook

Legal Landscape

Summary

Evolution

Structure and policies

Judicial system

Trials and legislation

Tax regulations

Performance

Effectiveness of the legal system

Legal indicators

Outlook

Environmental Landscape

Summary

Evolution

Structure and policies

Environmental regulations

Environmental actions

Participation in global efforts/agreements/pacts

Performance

Environmental impact

Outlook

Appendix

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List of tables

Table 1: South Korea - key fundamentals

Table 2: South Korea - key facts

Table 3: Analysis of South Korea's political landscape

Table 4: Analysis of South ...

Table 1: South Korea - key fundamentals

Table 2: South Korea - key facts

Table 3: Analysis of South Korea's political landscape

Table 4: Analysis of South Korea's economic landscape

Table 5: Analysis of South Korea's social landscape

Table 6: Analysis of South Korea's technology landscape

Table 7: Analysis of South Korea's legal landscape

Table 8: Analysis of South Korea's environmental landscape

Table 9: Mid-year population by age (percentage of population), 2015

Table 10: Patents granted, 2009-15

List of figures

Figure 1: Map of South Korea

Figure 2: Labor productivity and unit labor costs across OECD countries

Figure 3: Rising constituents of current account surplus ...

Figure 1: Map of South Korea

Figure 2: Labor productivity and unit labor costs across OECD countries

Figure 3: Rising constituents of current account surplus, 2004-14

Figure 4: Resilient banking sector, 2015

Figure 5: Services sector performance in South Korea relative to OECD countries, 2014

Figure 6: Source of SME financing in South Korea, 2009-13

Figure 7: Levelling off of export growth

Figure 8: Government guarantees as a share of GDP in South Korea, 2014

Figure 9: Healthcare indicators in OECD countries, Doctor Consultations, 2013

Figure 10: Tertiary education outcomes in OECD countries, 2015 (25-64 year olds)

Figure 11: Social spending trends in the OECD countries

Figure 12: Labor market dualism in South Korea, Annual income earned before taxes

Figure 13: Gender wage gap, 2013 (or latest available year)

Figure 14: Population aged 65 and over as a percentage of population aged 15-64

Figure 15: Telecom growth in South Korea, 2006-15

Figure 16: Innovation and technology indicators in major countries, 2015

Figure 17: Internationalization in R&D, 2015

Figure 18: Professional services regulations in selected OECD countries, 2013

Figure 19: Regulations in energy, transport and communications in selected OECD countries, 2013

Figure 20: Barriers to trade and investment in selected OECD countries

Figure 20: Water taken from ground or surface water sources as a percentage of renewable resources in 2012 or latest year

Figure 21: South Korea - key political events since independence

Figure 22: South Korea - key political figures

Figure 23: Distribution of seats by political parties in the 2016 elections of South Korea

Figure 24: Evolution of GDP growth in South Korea, 2005-2015

Figure 25: GDP and GDP growth rate of South Korea, 2010-20f

Figure 26: Sector-specific GDP in South Korea, 2015

Figure 27: Agricultural output in South Korea, 2010-15

Figure 28: Industrial output in South Korea, 2010-15

Figure 29: Services output in South Korea, 2010-15

Figure 30: South Korea's external trade position, 2010-15

Figure 31: Consumer Price Index (CPI) and CPI-based inflation in South Korea, 2010-20f

Figure 32: Unemployed population and unemployment rate, 2010-20f

Figure 33: Major religions in South Korea, 2010 survey

Figure 34: Healthcare expenditure in South Korea, 2004-14

Figure 35: Education expenditure in South Korea, 2004-14

Figure 36: Internet users in South Korea, 2004-14

Figure 37: Judicial structure in South Korea

Figure 38: Carbon dioxide emissions in South Korea, 2005-13

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