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Pharmaceutical spending as share of GDP South Korea 2008-2018

Pharmaceutical spending in South Korea in 2018 amounted to around 1.68 percent of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This is increased from the 1.59 percent of the GDP in the preceding year and is the greatest share in the past decade.

Pharmaceutical expenditure as share of GDP in South Korea from 2008 to 2018

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Release date

October 2019


South Korea

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Supplementary notes

According to the source, pharmaceutical spending covers expenditure on prescription medicines and self-medication (over-the-counter products) and excludes pharmaceuticals consumed in hospitals and other health care settings.
Date given here is the date of data access.
Values have been rounded.

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