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KDI Monthly Economic Trends 2018. 3
Language Korean/English
SUMMARY □ The Korean economy continues to exhibit moderate improvements led by exports.

○ Indicators related to production and construction showed a relatively strong rebound largely due to temporary factors but the improvement trend appears limited.

○ Facilities investment grew rapidly led by machinery, and retail sales continued the upward trend, indicating that key domestic demand indicators sustained moderate improvements.

○ Moreover, amid a stronger global economy, average exports per day posted a relatively high growth, pointing to continued robustness in exports.
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