Current South Korea credit ratings, according to main rating agencies.

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Rating Agency Rating Outlook Last Update Action
Standard & Poor's AA - 8 Aug 2016 rating upgrade
Moody's Investors Service Aa2 - 18 Dec 2015 rating upgrade
Fitch Ratings AA- - 6 Sep 2012 rating upgrade
DBRS - -

South Korea Credit Ratings: Long-term Rating Scales Comparison

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Grade S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS Description
Investment AAA Aaa AAA AAA Prime
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA(high) High Medium Grade
AA Aa2 AA AA
AA- Aa3 AA- AA(low)
A+ A1 A+ A(high) Upper Medium Grade
A A2 A A
A- A3 A- A(low)
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ BBB(high) Lower Medium Grade
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB
BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB(low)
Speculative BB+ Ba1 BB+ BB(high) Speculative
BB Ba2 BB BB
BB- Ba3 BB- BB(low)
B+ B1 B+ B(high) Highly Speculative
B B2 B B
B- B3 B- B(low)
CCC+ Caa1 CCC+ CCC(high) Substantial Risk
CCC Caa2 CCC CCC
CCC- Caa3 CCC- CCC(low)
CC Ca CC CC Extremely Speculative
C Ca C C
RD C RD RD In Default
SD / SD SD
D / D D

South Korea Credit Ratings historical data

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Timetable of South Korea credit ratings by S&P, Moody's, Fitch and DBRS agencies.

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Date S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS
8 Aug 2016 AA
18 Dec 2015 Aa2
15 Sep 2015 AA-
10 Apr 2015 Aa3
19 Sep 2014 A+
13 Sep 2012 A+
6 Sep 2012 AA-
27 Aug 2012 Aa3
2 Apr 2012 A1
7 Nov 2011 A+
14 Apr 2010 A1
1 Sep 2009 A+
9 Nov 2008 A+
25 Jul 2007 A2
25 Apr 2006 A3
23 Oct 2005 A+
19 Sep 2005 A
27 Jul 2005 A
11 Jun 2004 A3
10 Feb 2003 A3
15 Nov 2002 A3
24 Jul 2002 A-
27 Jun 2002 A
13 May 2002 BBB+
28 Mar 2002 A3
29 Nov 2001 Baa2
13 Nov 2001 BBB+
21 Sep 2000 BBB+
16 Dec 1999 Baa2
11 Nov 1999 BBB
24 Jun 1999 BBB
26 Apr 1999 BBB-
12 Feb 1999 Baa3
25 Jan 1999 BBB-
19 Jan 1999 BBB-
4 Jan 1999 BB+
22 Dec 1998 BB+
18 Dec 1998 Ba1
19 Jun 1998 BB+
18 Feb 1998 BB+
3 Feb 1998 BB+
21 Jan 1998 B-
16 Jan 1998 B+
9 Jan 1998 Ba1
23 Dec 1997 B-
22 Dec 1997 B+
21 Dec 1997 Ba1
11 Dec 1997 BBB- BBB-
10 Dec 1997 Baa2
27 Nov 1997 A3
26 Nov 1997 A
25 Nov 1997 A-
18 Nov 1997 A+
24 Oct 1997 A+
6 Aug 1997 AA-
27 Jun 1996 AA-
3 May 1995 AA-
9 Nov 1994 A+
9 Jun 1994 A+
4 Apr 1990 A1
26 Jun 1989 A+
1 Oct 1988 A+
18 Nov 1986 A2

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