◆ Data (Source: Statistics Korea)

2018.04.30 09:52:09 | 2018.04.30 09:59:33

▶Monthly Industrial Statistics(March 2018)

1. Production Trend

- The Index of all industry production in March decreased by 1.2 percent from the previous month.

- The Index of all industry production in March decreased by 1.0 percent from the same period of the previous year.

- The Manufacturing Production Index in March decreased by 2.2 percent from the previous month and 4.7 percent from the same period of the previous year.

- The Manufacturing Shipment Index in March decreased by 1.4 percent from the previous month and 5.6 percent from the same period of the previous year.

- The Manufacturing Inventory Index in March increased by 1.2 percent from the previous month and 10.4 percent from the same period of the previous year.

- The Production Capacity Index in March decreased by 0.9 percent from the previous month and 1.1 percent from the same period of the previous year.

- The Index of Capacity Utilization Rate in March decreased by 2.6 percent from the previous month and 4.3 percent from the same period of the previous year.

- The Manufacturing Average Capacity Utilization Rate in March marked 70.3 percent, which decreased by 1.8 percentage points from the previous month.

- The Index of Services in March increased by 0.4 percent from the previous month and 2.3 percent from the same period of the previous year.

2. Consumption Trend

- The Retail Sales Index in March increased by 2.7 percent from the previous month and 7.0 percent from the same period of the previous year.

3. Investment Trend

- The Equipment Investment Index in March decreased by 7.8 percent from the previous month and 0.2 percent from the same period of the previous year.

- The Domestic Machinery Shipment Index in March decreased by 5.7 percent from the same period of the previous year.

- The value of Domestic Machinery Orders Received in March decreased by 5.9 percent from the same period of the previous year.

- In March, the value of Construction Completed at constant prices decreased by 4.5 percent from the previous month and 6.3 percent from the same period of the previous year.

- In March, the value of Construction Orders Received at current prices increased by 15.5 percent from the same period of the previous year.

4. Composite Economic Indexes

- The Composite Coincident Index in March increased by 0.2 percent from the previous month.

· The Cyclical Component of Composite Coincident Index, which reflects current economic situations, showed no change from the previous month.

- The Composite Leading Index in March increased by 0.1 percent from the previous month.

· The Cyclical Component of Composite Leading Index, which predicts the turning point in business cycle, decreased by 0.2 points from the previous month.

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(Source: Statistics Korea, 30/04/2018)

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