South Korea Stock Exchange


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Symbol Location Market Cap Status Opening Bell Closing Bell
KRX Seoul,
South Korea
$1.39 Trillion 9:00 AM 3:30 PM

South Korea Stock Exchange 2018

South Korea Stock Exchange Table of Contents

South Korea Stock Exchange by the Numbers

The Korea Exchange (KRX) is based in Seoul, South Korea. Below is a break down of key South Korea Stock Exchange figures.

Market Capitalization

Ranked 15th in Market Capitalization ($1.39 Trillion)

Market Cap over South Korea GDP ratio is 115.72%

South Korea Statistics

Ranked 15th in Gross Domestic Product ($1.2 Trillion)

Ranked 26th in Population (48.42 Million People)

South Korea Stock Exchange is the 15th largest exchange out of the 79 stock exchanges we track. The Korea Exchange's Market Capitalization is $1.39 Trillion adjusted US Dollars as of March 2018. Although the primary currency used by the Korea Exchange is the Korea (South) Won (₩).

The population in South Korea is approximately 48.42 Million people and the country has a GDP of $1.2 Trillion adjusted US Dollars. South Korea ranks 26th in terms of population and 131st in terms of GDP out of 240 countries and country equivalents.

Market Capitalization to GDP ratio, which when compared to the historic ratio is an indicator that a market is over or under valued, is 115.72%.

† Market Capitalization and Gross Domestic Product are both converted into U.S. Dollars. Data shown here is from March 2018 and is updated yearly.

When is the South Korea Stock Exchange Open?

Upcoming Holidays

Christmas Day December 25, 2018
End of Year Holiday December 31, 2018
New Year's Day January 1, 2019
Seollal Day February 4, 2019
Seollal Day February 5, 2019
Seollal Day February 6, 2019
Independence Movement Day March 1, 2019
Labor Day May 1, 2019

Trading Schedule

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Does the South Korea Stock Exchange close for lunch?

The South Korea Stock Exchange does not close for lunch. The exchange opens at 9:00 AM and stays open all day until the closing bell at 3:30 PM.

South Korea Stock Exchange Timezone

The South Korea Stock Exchange uses the Asia/Seoul timezone for all listed times. This timezone is currently +09:00. Asia/Seoul does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST).

About the South Korea Stock Exchange

South Korea Stock Exchange Currency

The South Korea Stock Exchange trades shares in Korea (South) Won. The official ISO 4217 currency code for Korea (South) Won is KRW. The official currency symbol is "₩". Note that all dollar values listed on this site, such as market cap, are in U.S. Dollars.

The table below shows the current currency exchange rates between Korea (South) Won and other top currencies. These rates were last updated on December 15, 2018 .

100 Korea (South) Won Equals:

0.09 0.08 0.07 6.35 0.61

Economy and Geography

The South Korea Stock Exchange (KRX) is located in Asia and its headquarters is located in Seoul, South Korea. Companies listed on the South Korea Stock Exchange are primarily South Korea based companies and trade in Korea (South) Won. Companies outside of South Korea would be listed in a different exchange. See the full list of exchanges.

Contact the South Korea Stock Exchange

In most cases, you will want contact your broker instead of contacting the South Korea Stock Exchange directly. Most general information about the South Korea Stock Exchange can be found on the web at

To contact the South Korea Stock Exchange, you can use the information below:

  • Phone Number: +82 2-3774-9000
  • Email Address:

What's Next?

Check out the South Korea Stock Exchange Bell Countdown see when the stock market opens next. All holiday closures are taken into account by our Opening/Closing Bell Countdown. You can even turn on/off an opening and closing bell notification sound.

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