According toIMF expectations, per capita GDP in South Koreamay pass $20,000 in 2012 as the economy crawls out of a recession. This year's per capita GDP may reach $16,450 before gradually inclining to $17,547; $18,988; and $20,549 in the three years from 2010 until 2012. This report adds more optimism concerning the economy as the local currency continues to incline and economic activity picks up.