The South Korean economy shrank 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to March 2019, after a 1.0 percent expansion in the previous three months and missing market expectations of 0.3 percent growth, advanced data showed. It was the first contraction in five quarters and the steepest since the last quarter of 2008, as utilities and manufacturing contracted sharply and construction shrank for the third time in over the last four quarters. GDP Growth Rate in South Korea averaged 1.78 percent from 1960 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 7.80 percent in the fourth quarter of 1970 and a record low of -7 percent in the first quarter of 1998.
GDP Growth Rate in South Korea is expected to be 0.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate GDP Growth Rate in South Korea to stand at 1.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Korea GDP Growth Rate is projected to trend around 1.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.