North Korea - Population

North Korea: Population

Mnemonic POP.IPRK
Unit Ths. #
Annual 0.47 %
Data 2018 25,132
2017 25,014

Series Information

Source The Bank of Korea
Release Annual Indicators
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1990
End Date 12/31/2018

North Korea: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Population 2018 25,132 25,014 Ths. # Annual
Net Migration 2017 -10,156 # Annual
Birth Rate 2016 13.83 13.87 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2016 8.84 8.75 # per Ths. pop. Annual

Release Information

The Bank of Korea (BOK) publishes an annual report that contains comparative economic statistics for North Korea.  Population and output by industry are covered.

The Bank of Korea (BOK) has been estimating the “Gross Domestic Product of North Korea” annually since 1991, using the basic data on production quantities supplied by relevant institutions.  This estimation project had been undertaken for the purpose of evaluating the North Korean economy from a South Korean perspective and utilizing the estimated data in policy-making.  Therefore, the estimation follows the System of National Accounts (SNA), which is also applied in GDP estimation for South Korea.

Most source data are appropriate for the compilation of national accounts. If necessary, BOK makes some adjustments to inconsistent data.

GDP at current prices is estimated with the use of South Korean prices, value-added ratios and exchange rate.