Number of Brothels in South Korea

in Transnational Crime

The prostitution industry in South Korea was estimated to be worth $12 Billion (14 Trillion South Korean Won). The prostitution industry’s value is equal to about 1.6 percent of South Korea’s GDP.

46,000 brothels operate within the prostitution industry within South Korea.

(Price of Prostitutes By Countries.)

Source:  Kim So-hyun, “Sex trade accounts for 1.6% of GDP,” The Korea Herald,September 20, 2008.

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