Fri. Sep 29th, 2023

© Reuters. A lady stores at a marketplace in Seoul, South Korea, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Report Photograph

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s economic system within the first quarter expanded via 0.3% over the former three-month length, professional advance estimates confirmed on Tuesday, when put next with a mean 0.2% upward push tipped in a Reuters survey.

It follows a nil.4% contraction of Asia’s fourth-largest economic system all through the general quarter of 2022, which used to be the primary decline in 2-1/2 years. Economists generally outline a recession as two consecutive quarters of contraction.

A yr previous, the rustic’s gross home product (GDP) expanded 0.8% all through the January-March length, in line with the Financial institution of Korea’s estimates, when put next with good points of one.3% within the prior quarter and zero.9% tipped within the survey.

The most important contributor to GDP all through the primary quarter used to be personal intake, posting enlargement of 0.5%, while capital funding dented financial enlargement, losing 4.0%. Exports rose 3.8%, whilst imports grew 3.5%.

The Financial institution of Korea stated previous this month that this yr’s financial enlargement could be weaker than its previous projection of one.6%, because the central financial institution left rates of interest secure for the second one consecutive assembly in a row.


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