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  • The official slogan of Daegu, “Colorful Daegu,” is aimed at creating an impression of youth, brightness, elegance, exuberance and vitality as well as diversity and progress.
  • Blue: The world's leading smart economy city
  • Green: Healthy and pleasant eco-friendly green city
  • Red: A dynamic city full of youth and passion
  • Purple: A city of culture and arts full of creativity and personality
  • Yellow: A warm welfare city where we live together

General Status

  • Location: Daegu is located in south eastern inlands, sitting in a basin surrounded by mountains extended east and west, and low hills lying north and south. The city is 80 km away from Southeast coast and 293 km away from Seoul.
  • Area: 883.48㎢
  • Population: 2,518,000 (No. of residents living within an hour's drive: 5,220,000, No. of foreign residents: 25,203 (1%))
  • Average annual temperature: 14.0℃
  • Average annual precipitation: 1,027.4 ㎜

Industry Overview

Building on its well-established industrial infrastructure, Daegu is enhancing competitiveness by developing state-of-the-art and value-added fashion & textile industries, advancing major industries including machinery and metal, and other specialized industries, and promoting high-tech knowledge-based industries.

Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators: Category, Daegu, Korea as a a whole, Daegu’s share as percentage (%)
Category Daegu Korea as a a whole Daegu’s share as
percentage (%)
GRDP (Gross Regional Domestic Product) in 2013 (unit: KRW 100 million) 448,457 14,273,007 3.1
No. of manufacturers in 2013 (ten or more employees) 3,273 65,389 5.0
Export in 2013 (unit: USD 1 million) 7,808 573,091 1.4
Import in 2013 (unit: USD 1 million) 3,681 525,564 0.7
Economically active population in 2014 (unit: 1,000 persons) 1,264 26,536 4.8
Unemployment rate in 2014 (%) 3.9 3.5

Industrial Composition (GRDP as of 2013)

Services 71.4%, Mining and manufacturing 23.3%, Construction 4.9%, Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 0.4%

Manufacturing Business as of 2013 (ten or more employees)

Manufacturing Business as of 2013: Category, No. of manufacturers, No. of employees, Value-added (KRW 1 million)
Category No. of manufacturers No. of employees Value-added
(KRW 1 million)
Total 3,273 111,435 9,653,101
Machinery and metal 1,531 41,961 3,887,554
Textiles 727 20,649 1,391,853
Automobile 295 19,160 1,744,223
Electronics 76 7,967 479,173
Others 644 21,698 2,149,298

Industrial Clusters in Daegu City (March 2020, 1,000㎡)

Industrial Clusters in Daegu City: Category, Name, Project period, Area(1,000㎡), Industrial estate, No. of tenants, No. of employees, Total output(2019)(KRW 100mln)
Category Name Project period Area(1,000㎡) No. of tenants No. of employees Total output(2019)
(KRW 100mln)
Industrial estate
Total(22) 44,841 9,335 118,866 322,126
24,240
National Industrial Complex Daegu National Industrial Park ’09~’21 8,558 179 3,356 10,742
4,920
General Industrial Complex Seongseo Industrial Complex(1∼5) ’84~’12 12,669 2,671 50,607 165,072
7,430
Daegu Technopolis ’06~’16 7,259 92 3,078 30,272
2,930
Dalseong 1st Industrial Complex ‘80~‘83 4,079 351 13,760 59,021
2,537
Dalseong 2nd Industrial Complex ‘04~‘07 2,707 278 4,376 15,637
1,378
Esiapolis ‘99~‘16 1,176 59 1,360 2,753
169
Daegu Dyeing Industrial complex ‘78~‘88 846 127 4,966 6,813
588
Daegu Geomdan Industrial Complex ‘74~‘75 782 562 7,826 7,123
570
Daegu Book Valley ’10~’12 243 87 1,084 3,095
94
Daegu 3rd General Industrial Complex ’67~’68 1,685 2,495 12,402 7,430
1,194
Seodaegu Industrial Complex ’75~’78 2,662 2,363 14,405 5,933
1,314
Dalseong Daeseong HISCO ’15~’21 58 - - -
42
Kumho Waterpolis ’16~’23 1,183 - - -
388
Urban High-Tech Sinseo ’14~’15 149 - - -
98
Yulha ’17~’20 167 - - -
99
Agro-Industrial Complex Okpo Agro-Industrial Complex ‘88~‘90 160 44 524 968
133
Guji Agro-Industrial Complex ‘90~‘92 193 22 457 2,578
160
General Complex Hyunpung Industrial Complex ‘78~’82 265 5 665 4,689
196