The lowdown on the South Korean Won
Economical Influences and the South Korean Won
If you are considering converting AUD to KRW, it is good to get a snapshot on how the economy may influence the South Korean exchange rate.
The South Korean won is the 15th most traded currency in the world.1 The economy has seen rapid growth over the past century, emerging from the Korean War to become successful, developed and globally connected. The country relies heavily on its exports, rather than domestic consumption. In 2004 South Korea joined other dynamic world economies in the trillion-dollar club.2
The election of President Moon Jae-in in 2017 assisted in consumer confidence; thought to be related to his successful efforts to increase both wages and government spending. This confidence helped growth in exporting sectors, leading to a 3% increase in South Korean GDP despite trade disruptions with China.2
South Korean Won Historical Exchange Rate
Over the past 4 years, the South Korean won has fluctuated seasonally. In January 2016, 1 AUD was buying around 838.46802 KRW. Fast forward to September 2017 and 1 Australian dollar would get you around 900.05429 South Korean won. The won fluctuated to 824.52058 KRW by December of the same year. As of 23 August 2018, 1 AUD was buying around 823.90740 KRW.2
Exchange rates last updated Tuesday, 24 May 2022 8:51:54 PM AEST. The online exchange rates provided by this Currency Converter are intended as a guide only and should not be used for transactional purposes. All rates are subject to change from time to time without notice. Exchange rates used in-store may differ from those offered online. The Travelex online buy rate will be used for conversions from a foreign currency to the local currency. The Travelex online sell rate will be used for conversions from the local currency to a foreign currency.
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1. Triennial Central Bank Survey - https://www.bis.org/publ/rpfx16fx.pdf. Based on 2016 data.
2. Central Intelligence Agency - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ks.html
3. XE - https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=AUD&to=KRW&view=5Y Based on mid-market rates as of 23rd August 2018.
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