KOSIS History

  • ~1980'sBirth of National Statistical Portal System
  • 1990'sEstablished grounds for database service on official statistics
  • 2000'sExpanded KOSIS service on official statistics
  • 2010's~Wider range of statistics added to accommodate users

2010's~Wider range of statistics added to accommodate users

2017
  • Renewed KOSIS website
  • Launched a new data visualization feature: ‘Korea in Populational Point’
2016
  • Launched a new data visualization feature: ‘Experience of My Price’
  • Renewed a data visualization feature: ‘Regional Economic Dashboard’
2015
  • Launched a new data visualization feature: ‘Korea in the World’
  • Renewed a data visualization feature: 'Homo Statisticus'
2013
  • Launched a new data visualization feature: ‘Men vs Women’
2012
  • Launched additional data visualization features: ‘Population Projection Pyramid’, ‘Prices for My Household’, ‘Statistics on Bubble Chart’
2011
  • Introduced ‘Regional Economic Dashboard’

2000'sExpanded KOSIS service on official statistics

2010
  • Expanded service coverage by adding database built in 2009 containing statistics on 60 subjects produced by 6 organizations
  • Introduced G20 Statistical Dash Board Service
2009
  • Expanded service coverage by adding database built in 2008 containing statistics on 115 subjects produced by 42 organizations
  • Implemented 4th Year Plan of the KOSIS Development Project
  • Introduced new contents: North Korean Statistics, Regional Statistics, Homo Statisticus
2008
  • Expanded service coverage by adding database built in 2007 containing statistics on 80 subjects produced by 27 organizations
  • Implemented 3rd Year Plan of the KOSIS Development Project
  • Introduced new contents: Thematic Statistics, e-Regional Indicators
2007
  • Expanded service coverage by adding database built in 2006 containing statistics on 217 subjects produced by 38 organizations
  • Implemented 2nd Year Plan of the KOSIS Development Project
  • Launched the KOSIS (KOrean Statistical Information Service) website
2006
  • Implemented 1st Year Plan of the KOSIS Development Project
2005
  • Launched the ‘Informatization Strategy Planning’ Project aimed at developing an integrated database and service for official statistics (KOSIS)
2003
  • Introduced the first KOSIS service supported on Windows

1990's~Established grounds for database service on official statistics

1999
  • Introduced ‘STAT-KOREA’ Service, integrated search system for official statistics
1998
  • Launched KOSIS service to general users on PCs
  • Launched KOSIS service in English
1993
  • Began constructing relational statistical database
1991
  • Introduced national statistical database service for use by government agencies; Database was named the KOSIS (Korean Statistical Information System)

~1980'sBirth of National Statistical Portal System

1980
  • Launched statistical database service for internal users
1976
  • Began constructing the stratified statistical database