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Visualizing Korean economic statistics
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2017;28:1313-25
Published online November 30, 2017
© 2017 Korean Data & Information Science Society.

Geung-Hee Lee1

1Department of Information Statistics, Korea National Open University
Correspondence to: Geung-Hee Lee
Professor, Department of Information Statistics, Korea National Open University, Seoul 03097, Korea. E-mail :
Received November 2, 2017; Revised November 18, 2017; Accepted November 21, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Economic statistics such as GDP, consumer prices, balance of payments, and unemployment rates are regularly measured over time. One of the best way to understand economic statistics is to visualize economic statistics as a picture. This makes it easier to grasp patterns of economic statistics and to communicate with users. The web technologies and the visualization tools make it possible to create dynamic and interactive visualization of economic statistics. Statistics Korea and the Bank of Korea provide various data visualization relating to official statistics such as infographics and dynamic charts. This paper presents an overview of visualization of Statistics Korea and the Bank of Korea. It also discusses a future direction to explore the visualization of Korean economic statistics.
Keywords : Data journalism, data visualization, inforgraphics, narrative visualization, time series plot, tree map