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N. Korea's per-capita GDP grows 8.75 pct in 2012: report

2013/07/11 17:26

SEOUL, July 11 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's per-capita gross domestic product (GDP) rose 8.75 percent on-year in 2012 due to an improved grain harvest and expanded investment in the construction sector, a report showed Thursday.

The North's per-capita GDP for last year is estimated at US$783, compared with $720 tallied in 2011, according to the report released by the Hyundai Research Institute (HRI), a South Korean private think tank.