South Korea - Digital Economy - Historical

Synopsis

The widespread adoption of the Internet in South Korea coupled with the continued pace of development has resulted in an exciting digital economy. This report looks at various aspects of the digital economy in South Korea that support the drive to converged services. It includes statistics on e-commerce users and market size, e-banking and online trading; a review of e-entertainment and various e-services such as online shopping learning, gaming and music. The report also contains information on internet usage patterns and provides internet statistics and forecasts to 2019.

Key Developments:

  • internet usage rate (population penetration) approaches 80% and over 82% of households have PC access;
  • increased internet adoption in the over 40, 50 and 60 age brackets;
  • usage of Desktop computers for online shopping is falling while usage of smartphones for online shopping is rising;
  • B2B transactions make up over 90% of total e-commerce transactions;
  • Profile based SNS have increased in popularity at the expense of other forms of SNS;

Companies covered in this report include:

KT; LG Telecom; NHN; Nexon; NCsoft; Neowiz; CJ Internet; CyWorld; Naver; Daum; Google; Nate; Yahoo.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Internet statistics
    • 2.1 South Korea internet users
    • 2.2 South Korea internet subscribers
  • 3. Internet usage patterns
  • 4. Internet Forecasts
    • 4.1 Forecast internet users – 2013 - 2015; 2019
    • 4.2 Forecasting methodology
  • 5. Internet media consumption
  • 6. E-commerce
    • 6.1 E-commerce background
    • 6.2 E-commerce volumes
    • 6.3 E-Banking
  • 7. E-government
    • 7.1 Background
    • 7.2 e-Government focus areas
    • 7.3 e-Government achievements to 2008
    • 7.4 Next Generation e-government plan: 2008 - 2012
    • 7.5 E-Government Global Academy (eGGA) established in South Korea
    • 7.6 Global e-government survey rank 2012
  • 8. E-entertainment
    • 8.1 Online gaming
    • 8.2 Online music
    • 8.3 Social networking
  • 9. E-Learning
  • 10. E-services
    • 10.1 Online trading
    • 10.2 Online shopping
    • 10.3 E-learning
    • 10.4 Internet search engines
  • 11. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Internet users and population penetration rates – 1994 - 2016
  • Table 2 – Internet users and population penetration rates – 2003 - 2013
  • Table 3 – Internet subscribers – 1996 - 2015
  • Table 4 – Personal computers and penetration by population and household – 2000 - 2014
  • Table 5 – Internet usage rates by service– 2009 - 2013
  • Table 6 – Main purpose of using the internet – 2010 - 2013
  • Table 7 – Forecast internet users and penetration - higher band: 2013 - 2015; 2019
  • Table 8 – Forecast internet users and penetration - lower band: 2013 - 2015; 2019
  • Table 9 – Online versus offline media consumption – 2012
  • Table 10 – E-commerce volume by transaction type – 2001 - 2013
  • Table 11 – Internet banking service subscribers – 2001 - 2013
  • Table 12 – Financial service by delivery channel – 2005 – 2013
  • Table 13 – Usage of e-government services – 2013
  • Table 14 – E-tax usage rates – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 15 – Online game market volume – 2002 - 2009
  • Table 16 – Digital music market volume – 2003 - 2009
  • Table 17 – Usage rates by types of social networking service – 2013
  • Chart 1 – Number of internet users and growth rate in South Korea – 2000 - 2015
  • Exhibit 2 – South Korea rankings in UN global e-government survey: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012

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