Green Book

Current Economic Trends: The Green Book

The Korean economy has not yet gained momentum: Facility investment falters although all industry production increased for the first time in four months backed by strong exports.  The economy added 313,000 jobs year-on-year in July, partly due to a low base effect in the manufacturing sector. Job growth in the construction sector slowed down.   Consumer prices in August rose at a faster pace compared with the previous month (up 2.2%→ up 2.6%, y-o-y) due to high vegetable prices and a low base effect from a year ago when electricity rates were temporarily cut for the summer. ...


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Sep 2017

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The Economic Bulletin is a monthly English publication that covers the current status and future outlook of the Korean economy, as well as key economic policies and indicators. By sharing such information with foreign residents in Korea and international opinion leaders, the Economic Bulletin aims to generate a greater international level of understanding on the Korean economy.