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Monthly Economic Trends

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KDI Monthly Economic Trends 2018. 11
2018/11/08
Language Korean/English
SUMMARY ■ Export growth shot up temporarily, but domestic demand stayed weak, implying that overall economic activity appears subdued.

○ October exports soared on increased workdays, but the overall trend appears to decelerate.

- Average export growth for September to October, after controlling Chuseok holiday effect, slackened.

○ In September, the growth in domestic demand exhibited a pretty steep slowdown as investment continued to weaken and even seasonal factors weighed on demand.

- Growth in retail sales shrank due to early Chuseok holidays and the overall improvement in consumption appears to be moderating.

- Facilities and construction investment continued to slump with relatively huge decreases in growth.
Private Consumption and Fixed Investment(at 2010 Constant Prices)
Net Purchases by Foreign Investors
Banks Loans to the Corporate Sector
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