Korea’s industrial output rose slightly for the third consecutive month in September from a month earlier, government data showed on Oct. 31.
Production in the mining, manufacturing, gas and electricity industries climbed 0.1 percent on-month in September, following an adjusted 0.1 percent rise in the previous month, according to the data by Statistics Korea.
From a year earlier, industrial output also jumped 8.4 percent last month.
Production in the service sector added 1.3 percent on-month, with a 5.4 percent on-year rise.
Retail sales gained 3.1 percent on-month, turning around from a 0.9 percent drop in August.
For all industries, production rose a six-month high of 0.9 percent.
By Alex Lee and newswires (email@example.com