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