International rankings of South Korea

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The following are international rankings of South Korea South Korea.

Economy[edit]

Economic Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
ILOAverage monthly earnings 2009 &10 &72 [1]
World BankEase of Doing Business Index 2014 &7 &183 [2]
The World FactbookExports 2013 &6 194 [3]
The World FactbookImports 2013 &7 194 [4]
IMF - GDP (Nominal) 2013 &15 179 [5]
IMF - GDP (PPP) 2013 &12 180 [6]
IMFGDP per capita (Nominal) 2013 &32 180 [7]
IMFGDP per capital (PPP) 2013 &27 181 [8]
IMFForeign exchange reserves 2014 &8 &98 [9]
World Economic ForumFinancial Development Index 2012 &15 62 [10]
World Economic ForumGlobal Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 &25 133 [11]
World Economic ForumGlobal Enabling Trade Report 2014 &30 138 [12]
IMDWorld Competitiveness Yearbook 2014 &26 60 [13]
Wall Street Journal / The Heritage FoundationIndex of Economic Freedom 2014 &31 &179 [14]
OECDLong-term unemployment rate 2012 &1 (low) 34 [15]
OECDJob security 2012 &4 34 [16]
MIT - Economic Complexity Index 2011 &7 &124 [17]
Connectivity Scorecard 2012 &18 &52 [18]
World Bank - Logistics Performance Index 2014 &21 &160 [19]
World Bank - Paying Taxes 2014 &25 &189 [20]
Grant Thornton - Global Dynamism Index 2013 &14 &60 [21]
FedEx Opportunity Index - Business Rank 2008 &2 &109 [22]
Milken Institute – Capital Access Index 2009 &12 &122 [23]

Education[edit]

Education Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
OECD - Attained a tertiary education degree, 25-34 year-olds % 2011 &1 35 [24]
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment - Maths 2012 &1 34 [25]
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment - Reading 2012 &2 34 [26]
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment - Science 2012 &4 34 [27]
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study - 4th Grade Math 2011 &2 52 [28]
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study - 8th Grade Math 2011 &1 52 [29]
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study - 4th Grade Science 2011 &1 52 [30]
Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study - 8th Grade Science 2011 &3 52 [31]
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation - Women's average years in school 2010 &3 206 [32]

Environment[edit]

Environmental Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
Yale University / Columbia UniversityEnvironmental Performance Index 2014 &43 178 [33]
United Nations University for Environment and Human SecurityWorld Risk Index 2013 &62 172 [34]

Health & Safety[edit]

Note: In the case of statistics with potentially conflicting meanings, the rankings have been converted to reflect the same direction - Positive statistics rank higher, while negative statistics rank lower.

Health Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
WHO - Risk of death from non-communicable disease 2008 &9 194 [35]
WHO - Infant mortality 2005-2010 &15 193 [36]
WHO - Life expectancy 2013 &26 193 [37]
WHO - Health expenditure covered by government 2012 &31 34 [38]
OECD - Obesity rate 2009 &1 34 [39]
OECD - Hospital beds 2011 &2 34 [40]
OECD - Alcohol consumption 2011 &13 34 [41]
OECD - Smoking rate 2010 &26 41 [42]
OECD - Cancer rate 2012 &27 34 [43]
OECD - Colorectal cancer 5-year survival rate 2006-2011 &1 23 [44]
OECD - Hemorrhagic stroke 30 day in-hospital mortality 2011 &3 32 [45]
OECD - Ischemic stroke 30 day in-hospital mortality 2011 &2 33 [46]
Intentional homicide rate 2011 &6 192 [47]
IRTAD - Road fatalities per 100,000 population 2012 &31 36 [48]

Industry[edit]

Industrial Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
AMOLED global market share 2014 &1 [49]
Flat screen TV global market share - Samsung & LG 2014 &1 [50]
Liquid-crystal display (LCD) global market share - Samsung & LG 2014 &1 [51]
Smartphone global market share - Samsung & LG 2014 &1 [52]
Smartwatch global market share - Samsung 2014 &1 [53]
Mobile phone global market share - Samsung & LG 2014 &1 [54]
Memory chip global market share 2012 &1 [55]
Washer & Dryer global market share 2012 &1 [56]
Clarksons - Shipbuilding production 2012 &2 [57]
OICA - Automobile production 2013 &5 49 [58]
IAEA - Nuclear energy production 2012 &5 [59]
World Steel Association - Steel production 2013 &6 40 [60]
The World Factbook - Electricity production 2011 &10 211 [61]
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute - Arms exports 2013 &13 154 [62]

Innovation[edit]

Innovation Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Patent applications per GDP 2012 &1 206 [63]
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Patent applications per million population 2012 &1 206 [64]
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Application design counts per million population 2012 &1 206 [65]
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Patent grants 2012 &4 206 [66]
World Intellectual Property Indicators - Industrial design registrations in force 2012 &3 206 [67]
Bloomberg Innovation Quotient 2014 &1 110 [68]
The Boston Consulting Group - International Innovation Index 2009 &2 110 [69]
Cornell University, INSEAD and WIPO - Global Innovation Index 2014 &16 142 [70]
Research and development spending - % of GDP 2011 &2 72 [71]
Research and development spending - Total 2011 &5 72 [72]

Politics, Law and Military[edit]

Political, Law and Military Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
Transparency InternationalGlobal Corruption Barometer 2013 &6 95 [73]
OECDGovernment transparency 2008 &6 34 [74]
Composite Index of National Capability 2007 &8 193 [75]
Stockholm International Peace Research InstituteDefense budget 2013 &&10 154 [76]
Transparency InternationalBribe Payers Index 2013 &13 28 [77]
World Justice ProjectRule of Law Index 2014 &14 99 [78]
The Economist Intelligence UnitDemocracy Index 2012 &20 167 [79]
Fund for PeaceFailed State Index 2013 &&21 178 [80]
Property Rights AllianceInternational Property Rights Index 2013 &&37 130 [81]
Transparency InternationalCorruption Perception Index 2013 &&46 177 [82]
Institute for Economics and PeaceGlobal Peace Index 2013 &&47 162 [83]
Reporters Without BordersPress Freedom Index 2014 &&57 169 [84]
Institute for Economics and PeaceGlobal Terrorism Index 2012 &&1 114 [85]

Science & Technology[edit]

Science & Technology Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
Juniper Networks4G LTE penetration 2013 &1 10 [86]
United Nations - ICT Development Index 2011 &1 155 [87]
United Nations - e-Government Readiness Index 2012 &1 191 [88]
Akamai TechnologiesInternet connection speed 2013 &1 200 [89]
Mobile banking usage 2012 &1 14 [90]
The Economist - Government Broadband Index 2011 &1 30 [91]
Google - Smartphone penetration 2012 &2 48 [92]
ClinicalTrials.gov - Stem cell research trials 2014 &2 11 [93]
Space Competitiveness Index 2010 &7 15 [94]
World Economic Forum - Networked Readiness Index 2014 &10 145 [95]
World Wide Web Foundation - Web index 2013 &10 81 [96]

Society & Quality of Life[edit]

Social and Quality of Life Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
Screen Digest - Average number of movies watched 2013 &1 [97]
Failed States IndexDiscrimination and violence against minorities 2013 &10 (low) 178 [98]
United Nations - Human Development Index 2012 &12 187 [99]
Newsweek - "World's best countries" 2010 &15 100 [100]
Official Development Assistance aid sent to developing countries 2012 &16 23 [101]
The Economist - Where-to-be-born Index 2013 &19 80 [102]
Walk Free Foundation - Global Slavery Index 2013 &23 &160 [103]
World Economic Forum - Human Capital Report 2013 &23 &122 [104]
OECD - Time devoted to leisure and personal care 2009 &25 &34 [105]
Legatum Prosperity Index 2013 &26 &104 [106]
Center for Global Development - Commitment to Development Index 2013 &26 &166 [107]
Social Progress Index 2014 &28 &132 [108]
Save the Children State of the World's Mothers report 2014 &30 &178 [109]
Average annual hours worked per worker 2012-2013 &32 &35 [110][1]
OECD - Social expenditure as % of GDP 2012 &33 &34 [111]
United Nations - World Happiness Report 2013 &41 &166 [112]
Charities Aid Foundation - World Giving Index 2012 &45 &145 [113]

Tourism[edit]

Tourism Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
World Tourism Organization - World Tourism rankings 2013 &23 193 [114]
World Economic Forum - Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 &25 140 [115]

Transportation[edit]

Tourism Rankings
Name Year Place Out of # Reference
Airports Council International, World's best airport - Incheon International Airport 2005-2013 &1 [116]
Skytrax, World's best airport - Incheon International Airport 2005-2012 &1 [117]
Skytrax, Airline of the year - Asiana Airlines 2010 &1 [118]
The World Factbook - Number of Heliports 2013 &2 192 [119]
The World Factbook - Expressway density 2009 &8 192 [120]

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