IELTS Line Graph: GDP Growth Rate

by Tulagorn
(Thailand)

The GDP growth rate in Vietnam and South Korea

The GDP growth rate in Vietnam and South Korea

The line graph compares the GDP growth rate in Vietnam and South Korea between 1986 and 2018. It is measured in percentages. Overall, it can be seen that there was an upward trend in the GDP growth rate in Vietnam. However, the GDP growth rate in South Korea decreased over the whole period.

At the beginning of the period, in 1986, Vietnam accounted for 4% of GDP, whereas South Korea exceeded this, at 8%. Over the next three years, the levels became more similar, with both countries standing at 7%.

However, after the following three years, the patterns of the two countries were noticeably different. Vietnam’s GDP growth rate rose gradually, reaching its highest point at 9.5%. In contrast, South Korea’s GDP growth rate declined significantly between 1997 and 1998, then skyrocketed to a peak of 11.2% in 1999. From 1999 onwards, the trend reversed, dropped steadily over the remaining period.

At the end of the period, the percentage of GDP growth rate in Vietnam was more than twice that in South Korea.

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