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Status of Inbound International Patients

  • In 2016, the total number of inbound international patients climbed to 364,189, which represents a year-on-year increase of 22.7% (an annual average growth of 29.3%).
  • The total revenues from international patient care rose to KRW 860.6 billion in 2016, which represents a year-on-year increase of 28.6% (an annual average growth of 48.2%).
  • Chinese patients account for 35% of all inbound international patients to Korea, ranking China as the top sending country since 2012.
Trends in Inbound International Patients(2009-2016)
Trends in Inbound International Patients (2009-2016)
Trends in Inbound International Patients (2009-2016)
category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of patients(unit:Number of persons) 60,201 81,789 122,297 159,464 211,218 266,501 296,889 364,189
Tatal revenues(Unit : billions) 547 1,032 1,809 2,673 3,934 5,569 6,694 8,606
Number of patients' nationality 139 163 188 191 190 187 187 186
Trends in Nationality of Inbound International Patients(2009-2016)
Trends in Nationality of Inbound International Patients(2009-2016)

unit : Numnber of persons

Trends in Nationality of Inbound International Patients(2009-2016)
category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
China 4,725 12,789 19,222 32,503 56,075 79,481 99,059 127,648
United States 13,976 21,338 27,529 30,582 32,750 35,491 40,986 48,788
Japan 12,997 11,035 22,491 19,744 16,849 14,336 18,884 26,702
Russia 1,758 5,098 9,651 16,438 24,026 31,829 20,856 25,533
Kazakhstan 128 346 732 1,633 2,890 8,029 12,567 15,010
Mongolia 850 1,860 3,266 8,407 12,034 12,803 12,522 14,798
Others 25,767 29,323 39,406 50,157 66,594 84,532 92,015 105,710
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