The North Korean economy shrank 0.1% in 2021, following a 4.5% contraction in 2020, dragged down by UN sanctions and the closure of its border with China. Production fell in the mining sector (-11.7% vs -7.6% in 2020), namely coal; manufacturing (-3.3% vs -3.8%), mainly food, beverages & tobacco products and chemicals; and services (-0.4% vs -4%). On the other hand, increases were seen in the output for agriculture, forestry & fishing (6.2% vs -7.6%); electricity, gas & water (6% vs 1.6%), namely hydroelectric power generation; and construction (1.8% vs 1.3%), mainly residential building construction. source: Bank of Korea

GDP Annual Growth Rate in North Korea averaged -0.68 percent from 1990 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 6.10 percent in 1999 and a record low of -6.50 percent in 1997. This page provides - North Korea GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. North Korea GDP Annual Growth Rate - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on June of 2023.

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North Korea GDP Annual Growth Rate

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GDP Annual Growth Rate -0.10 -4.50 percent Dec 2021

North Korea GDP Annual Growth Rate
In 2015, the services sector accounted for 32.2 percent of total GDP, with government services reaching 23.3 percent. The agricultural sector recorded the second largest share (21.6 percent), followed by manufacturing (20.4 percent); mining (12.2 percent); construction (9 percent) and electricity, gas and water supply (4.5 percent), according to estimates from the central bank of South Korea.
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-0.10 -4.50 6.10 -6.50 1990 - 2021 percent Yearly