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Manufacturing, Mining Sector Shipments Up in 2017

According to Yonhap News,

(SEJONG=Yonhap News) South Korea's manufacturing and mining industry shipments rose in 2017 mainly due to growth in the electronics, refined petroleum and machinery sectors, a government report showed Tuesday.

Combined shipments by companies with more than 10 employees reached 1,516 trillion won (US$1.34 trillion), up 7 percent, or 99.7 trillion won, from the year before.

The increase is attributable to a 14.6 percent on-year rise in electronics and a 26.6 percent gain in shipments from local refined petroleum businesses in the one-year period, the agency said. The machinery sector also posted a 19 percent on-year rise last year.

Such gains offset losses in the shipbuilding and automaking sectors, it said.

The report also said that the average shipment for manufacturing companies stood at 21.7 billion won last year, up 6 percent vis-a-vis 2016.

It said value-added products by mining and manufacturing companies rose 8.1 percent, or 41 trillion won, in 2017 to over 547.7 trillion won.

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Source: Yonhap News (November 27, 2018)

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