September 30, 2016 12:54
North Korea's per-capita GDP stood at an estimated US$1,013 last year, equivalent to just 3.7 percent of South Korea’s $27,195, Hyundai Research Institute said Thursday.
North Korea's per-capita GDP is similar to that of underdeveloped African countries like Zimbabwe ($1,064), Tanzania ($942) and Senegal ($913).
South Korea's per-capita GDP stood at the same level four decades ago. The only Asian country with a lower per-capita GDP than North Korea is Nepal.
No official figures are available, but the institute calculated North Korea's GDP based on grain output, infant mortality rate and other factors.
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