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  • KDI Monthly Economic Trends 2019. 5
  • Date May 13, 2019
  • Language Korean/English
PDF Major Indicators
    Major Economic Indicators

    Summary and Assessment

    Major Indicators of the Korean Economy

    1. Gross Domestic Product
     (at 2010 Constant Prices)

    2. Economic Activity

    3. Consumption

    4. Equipment Investment

    5. Construction Investment

    6-1. Exports, Imports and Terms of Trade

    6-2. Current Account and Financial Account

    7. Employment and Wage

    8. Price Indices

    9-1. Financial Market (I)

    9-2. Financial Market (II)

    10-1. Major Indicators of the World Economy (I)

    10-2. Major Indicators of the World Economy (II)
■ The Korean economy is exhibiting a partially lesser contraction in demand but economic activities remain subdued led by investment and exports.

○ Retail sales growth showed an uptick while investment and exports continued to stagnate.

- March’s services production remained depressed, but consumption appears to be subdued at a somewhat slower speed owing to the pickup in growth in retail sales.

- Facilities investment continued to recede led by semiconductor-related sectors while construction investment exhibited continued sluggishness in leading indicators despite the reduced decline in the value of construction completed.

- April’s exports exhibited a smaller decrement owing to increased workdays but remained subdued on the increased decline in average exports per workday.

○ On the production side, services production partially rose while industrial (mining and manufacturing) production continued the previous month’s downward trend.

- March’s services production enhanced by a larger margin than the previous month due to the waning effects of the early arrival of the Lunar New Year holidays, but it still stood below the average for January-February.

- Industrial (mining and manufacturing) production receded on weakness in major sectors such as semiconductors and automobiles while the manufacturing capacity utilization rate stayed low.
 
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