Recreation, Entertainment and Arts in South Korea

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Aug 2019

Companies are actively investing in innovative technological solutions and responding to environmental trends to develop their businesses

The gambling sector is set to face stricter regulations, while a weak domestic economy will also remain a key issue for the industry

The industry is expected to see faster growth over 2018-2023, posting a 4% CAGR, thanks to growth in the South Korean tourism sector and increasing wages

Industry growth slows to 2% in 2018, reflecting price-conscious consumer behaviour

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Recreation, Entertainment and Arts in South Korea



Demand for leisure services weakens, as consumers become more price conscious
Sport category drives industry’s overall performance
Growing tourism flows indicate stable demand for leisure services
Domestic gambling industry is affected by new policies

Competitive Landscape

Companies increasingly invest to innovate in services and maintain competitiveness

Industry Overview

Chart 1 Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 2 Value Added 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 3 Profit and Profit Margin 2013-2018
Chart 4 Turnover and Growth by Category 2018, LCU million
Chart 5 Sporting And Recreational Services Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 6 Library, Museums And Cultural Services Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 7 Amusement Parks And Entertainment Services Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 8 Theatre And Music Production Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 9 Movie Theatres Turnover 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 10 Absolute Growth by Category, LCU million

Cost Structure

Chart 11 Cost Structure 2018, LCU million


Chart 12 Imports, Exports and Trade Balance 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 13 Exports 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 14 Exports Share by Category 2013-2018, % of Total Exports
Chart 15 Imports 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 16 Imports Share by Category 2013-2018, % of Total Imports

Market Structure

Chart 17 Market Structure by Category 2013-2018, LCU million
Chart 18 Market Share by Category 2013-2018, % of Total Market
Chart 19 Market Structure 2013-2018, LCU million


Chart 20 Market Structure by Buyer 2018, LCU million


Chart 21 Employment Statistics and Productivity 2013-2018
Chart 22 Number of Companies by Company's Size 2013-2018
Chart 23 Firmographics Distribution by Turnover 2013-2018, % of total Turnover
Chart 24 Industry Concentration 2013-2018, % Share of Turnover
Chart 25 Top Companies' Shares 2018, % of Turnover
Chart 26 Top 5 Companies' Share Dynamics 2013-2018, % of Turnover
Chart 27 Turnover Performance by Company 2013-2018

Digital Business

Chart 28 Share of E-Commerce Activities 2018-2023, %
Chart 29 Number of Companies Receiving Orders Online 2013-2018
Chart 30 Number of Companies Placing Orders Online 2013-2018
Chart 31 Revenue from E-Commerce, 2013-2018, LCU million

Industry Context

Chart 32 Attractiveness Index in Selected Industries 2018
Chart 33 Industry vs GDP Performance 2003-2023, % y-o-y Growth
Chart 34 Recreation, entertainment and arts vs Other Industries 2003-2023, LCU million
Chart 35 Industry Turnover by Region 2018, USD million
Chart 36 Recreation, Entertainment and Arts in Asia Pacific 2003-2023, USD million