[Graphic News] Spending on private tutoring grows

The nation’s private education spending per child in 2014 edged up 1.2 percent on-year from a year earlier, Statistics Korea said on Sunday. Officials attributed the increase to a sharp rise in spe...

Updated : 2015.03.01 18:47

[Graphic News] Youth population tumbles in Seoul

The youth population of Korea’s capital has sharply decreased over the last two decades due to the country’s low birthrate, a report showed Wednesday. According to statistics released by Seoul Met...

Updated : 2015.02.26 21:16

[Graphic News] Korean home electricity use below OECD average

South Koreans use significantly less electricity at home than people in other OECD countries. According to the Korea Energy Economics Institute, South Koreans used 1,278 kWh of electricity on averag...

Updated : 2015.02.25 19:23

[Graphic News] Apple’s stock price hits all-time high

Apple’s stock price is continuing to rise on strong sales of the iPhone 6 and its alleged advance into the self-driving electric car industry, analysts said. On Monday, Apple shares jumped 2.7 perc...

Updated : 2015.02.24 20:38

[Graphic News] Alcohol consumption at home increases

Alcohol consumption at home reached a record high last year while tobacco consumption decreased, according to data. Statistics Korea said the average monthly spending on alcohol consumed at home by ...

Updated : 2015.02.23 19:54

[Graphic News] Stock-rich celebrities in Korea

According to chaebul.com, 15 Korean celebrities had over 100 million won ($90,000) in stocks in their own name as of Feb. 17. Among them, six were found to own over 10 billion won in stocks. Yang Hy...

Updated : 2015.02.22 18:47

[Graphic News] State health insurer logs W4.6tr surplus

The National Health Insurance Service recorded a 4.6 trillion won ($4.1 billion) surplus in 2014, with its annual revenue climbing 7.4 percent from the previous year to reach 48.5 trillion won. Some...

Updated : 2015.02.17 17:18

[Graphic News] Chinese toruists strong buying force in Korea

With Lunar New Year just around the corner, Korea is preparing for another influx of Chinese travelers over the holiday. The Korea Tourism Organization projects the number of Chinese arrivals in 201...

Updated : 2015.02.16 19:26

[Graphic News] Seoul ranks No. 10 in defense spending

South Korea ranked 10th in defense spending in 2014, according to an annual report. The report on the world’s top 15 defense-spending countries by Britain’s International Institute for Strategic S...

Updated : 2015.02.15 19:32

[Graphic News] South Korea‘s brand value nears $1 trillion

South Korea’s brand value stood at $997 billion, retaining its 16th position in the global ranking for 2014, according to a U.K.-based brand evaluation agency. Brand Finance, which released its ann...

Updated : 2015.02.12 19:23

[Graphic News] Students’ fast-food intake sharp increases

Fast-food consumption among elementary and secondary school students in South Korea rose in 2014 from four years earlier, a government poll showed Wednesday. According to the annual survey conducted...

Updated : 2015.02.11 19:58

[Graphic News] Social cost of health care rises

The social cost of treating medical illnesses and injuries totaled 120.65 trillion won ($110.12 billion) in South Korea in 2012, a report showed Tuesday. At 8.8 percent of the GDP in the same year, ...

Updated : 2015.02.10 20:04

[Graphic News] Korea’s big firms pay larger share of tax than OECD peers

The percentage of South Korea’s national tax revenue that came from corporate taxes in 2013 was the second highest out of 27 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Develop...

Updated : 2015.02.09 20:15

[Graphic News] Medical tourism spending declines

Revenue from medical tourism in South Korea reached $349 million in 2014, down 6.5 percent from $379 million the previous year, according to the Bank of Korea. This was the first decline in medical ...

Updated : 2015.02.08 19:15

[Graphic News] Korea ranks lowest in OECD for welfare spending

South Korea ranked lowest among OECD member countries in social welfare spending in 2014, according to data compiled from the Korean government and OECD reports. Of the 28 OECD members (six were exc...

Updated : 2015.02.05 20:30