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Monthly Economic Trends

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KDI Monthly Economic Trends 2018. 8
2018/08/07
Language Korean/English
SUMMARY □ Export growth has been maintained but domestic demand growth is weakening, putting a drag on the pace of economic improvement.

○ Exports remains relatively positive led by semiconductors.

○ Investments remained stagnant and consumption improved at a moderate pace, indicating that domestic demand is somewhat weaker.

- Facilities investment tumbled led by machinery while construction investment remains sluggish.

- Retail sales slowed in growth and the CCSI decreased, indicating that consumption growth is moderating.

○ Influenced by demand conditions, industrial production is moderating further, except in semiconductors and certain other industries.

- Despite the gains in a few service industries, growth in the total number of the employed remains weak on the continued decline in manufacturing employment.
Private Consumption and Fixed Investment(at 2010 Constant Prices)
Net Purchases by Foreign Investors
Banks Loans to the Corporate Sector
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