South Korea maintained its position at 12th in the global gross domestic product rankings last year, the World Bank said on July 7.
In 2018, Korea posted $1.619 trillion in terms of nominal GDP, little changed from the previous year, data from the World Bank showed.
Korea ranked 14th in the World Bank GDP rankings from 2009-2013 and grew to 13th in 2014 and 11th in 2015-2016 before it fell to 12th in 2017, the data showed.
Last year, the United States topped others with $20.494 trillion in the GDP rankings, followed by China with $13.608 trillion, Japan with $4.971 trillion and Germany with $3.997 trillion, according to the World Bank.
Korea moved up one spot to 30th in per capita gross national income with $30,600. Switzerland ranked first with $83,580, followed by Norway with $80,790 and Isle of Man with $80,340, the data showed.
By Ram Garikipati and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)