To understand the structure, distribution, and management status so as to provide basic data required for the establishment of policies, researches, analyses, etc.
To be used for promoting industries by the central and local governments
To provide basic data required for estimating GDP, GRDP and input-output tables
Enterprises engaged in "H. Transportation and Storage" and logistics industry under the Korean Standard Industrial Classification
Survey Unit and Target Population Size
Survey unit: Enterprise
Survey size: Around 10,000 transportation enterprises selected for a complete survey or a sample survey
Survey Reference Period and Date
Reference period: Jan. 1 ~ Dec. 31
Reference date: Dec. 31
1977: Began annual surveys and collected data on Land and Water transport businesses
1978: No. of sub-industries expanded to 3 with Air transport business added
1979: No. of sub-industries expanded to 4 with 'Support Activities for Transportation' added
1990: For survey, owner-driven taxi, owner-delivery van, owner-delivery truck business classified as a single company
2000: Published Report on the Transport Survey after transfer of the 'Communication' industry to the Ministry of Information and Communications
2004: Introduced the Internet (email) survey method
2015: 6 types of questionnaires classified by transport industries were integrated to a single questionnaire.
2016: The industrial classification changed from 6-digit to 5-digit classification. The number of transport industries reduced from 46 to 40.
2017: Changed into the interviewing method for 'Inter-city bus transport', 'Intra-city bus transport', 'Chartered bus transport' and 'Taxi transport'
2018: The 2017 Logistics Industry Statistics was first published. The survey results of the transportation industry survey were re-aggregated in 26 industries.
2019 : Other urban and suburban passengerland transport and Other non-scheduled passenger land transport was newly added, Operation of airport and Other service activities incidental to air transportation were separated from service activities incidental to air transportation.
2020 : Leasing of motor vehicles related to logistics in Logistics Services was newly added
Method of Data Collection
Enterprise → Regional Offices of Statistics and District Offices of Statistics → KOSTAT
Enterprise → Associations by city and province → Regional Offices of Statistics and District Offices of Statistics → KOSTAT
Survey Business Process
Establish survey plan → select items and design questionnaire → build sample and prepare sampling frame → employ and train surveyors → conduct survey → complete the questionnaire and preliminary inspection → comprehensive inspection and level analysis → announce the results and publish report
Method of Publication and URL
Press releases (https://kostat.go.kr)
KOSIS (Korean Statistical Information Service) (https://kosis.kr)
Report on the Transportation Survey (published at year-end)