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South Korea's per capita GNI 18.7 times larger than N. Korea

Updated: 2013-12-24 AM 6:27:37 (KST)
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The economic gap between the two Koreas remains wide.
New data from Statistics Korea shows South Korea's per capita gross national income was nearly 19 times larger than North Korea's last year.
The per capita GNI for the South was estimated at roughly 24-thousand U.S. dollars, while the figure for North Korea was around 12-hundred dollars.
South Korea's total trade volume was also over 1-hundred-50 times larger than the North's 6.8 billion dollars.
The only sector in which North Korea outperformed the South was in coal production.
North Korea produced about 26 million tons of coal, 10 times more than the South.


Reporter : emilyfwang@arirang.co.kr

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