South Korea posted a trade surplus of USD 6.03 billion in May as exports grew at a faster pace than the previous month despite the continued devaluation of the Japanese yen, a government report showed Saturday.
The November figure was down from a 2.1 percent rise for October and a 2.0 percent gain for September, according to Statistics Korea. From a month before, the prices declined 0.4 percent last month, down from a 0.1 percent fall tallied in October, reported Xinhua.
The BSI for November, measuring manufacturers' outlook on business conditions for the upcoming month, slid 2 points to 70, marking the identical number for August. The reading adjusted with seasonal factors retreated rose 2 points to 72 over the same period.
The consumer price inflation fell to 1.5 percent in July, the lowest since 1.1 percent tallied in May 2000, but rising grain prices remained as a destabilizing factor, reported Xinhua citing the ministry.