The country’s gross national income, or earnings per person, came in at No. 30 in the world.
The World Bank data showed Korea’s GDP in the cited period amounted to $1.6 trillion.
Korea had ranked 14th between 2009 and 2013 before climbing a notch to No. 13 in 2015 and reaching No. 11 in 2015 and 2016. The country then slid to No. 12 in 2017 and 2018.
The US was No. 1 in terms of GDP in 2018 with $20.5 trillion, and China was next with $13.6 trillion.
Rounding out the top 10 were Japan with $4.9 trillion, Germany with $3.9 trillion, the UK with $2.8 trillion, France with $2.7 trillion, India with $2.7 trillion, Italy with $2 trillion, Brazil with $1.8 trillion and Canada with $1.7 trillion.
Korea was behind Russia, which ranked No. 11 with $1.6 trillion.
By Lim Jeong-yeo (firstname.lastname@example.org)