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No. 41
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Title Number of marriages between Korean grooms and foreign brides is steadily declining
Date 2016-05-16


The statistics of marriages between Koreans and foreign spouses, which were included in the population trend survey of Statistics Korea, reveal that while marriage between Korean brides and foreign grooms maintains a stable tendency without major changes, those between Korean grooms and foreign brides is on a constant decrease.

The number of marriages between Korean grooms and foreign brides was 26,724 in 2010, which decreased to 22,265 in 2011, to 18,307 in 2013, and to 14,677 in 2015a sharp decrease by 12,047 cases compared to 2010.

As to the marriages between Korean brides and foreign grooms, the number of cases was 7,961 in 2010, which was followed by repeated ups and downs until 2015, when the number stood at 6,597a decrease of 1,364 cases compared to 2010. On the other hand, a remarkable decrease was found in marriages between Korean grooms and foreign brides.