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SUBJECT Weekly EB (No. 224, February 28, 2013)
DATE 2013-02-28 TEL +82-2-6908-8701
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February 28, 2013

[MOSF] Vice Ministerial Meeting on Prices (February 28)
At this week’s Vice Ministerial Meeting on Prices, led by Vice Finance Minister Shin Jaeyoon, the current consumer price situation, ways to stabilize volatile agricultural product prices and the reforming of the petroleum market were the main topics of discussion. More

[MOSF] Industrial Activities Analysis, January 2013 (February 28)
Most major indicators fell month-on-month in January. Mining and manufacturing production, which had increased for four consecutive months, somewhat declined along with service industry production and retail sales. More

[MOSF] Industrial Activities, January 2013 (February 28)
The Index of all industry production in January decreased by 0.7 percent from the previous month. The Index of all industry production in January increased by 3.5 percent from the same period of the previous year. More

[MOSF] Korea Treasury Bonds 2012 (February 27)
The Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF) publishes an English version of the economic white paper called the ‘Korea Treasury Bonds 2012,’ whose Korean version was firstly issued in January 2013. More

[BOK] Korean Foreign Direct Investment, 2012 (February 26)
Korean foreign direct investment in 2012 decreased by 14.3% compared with the previous year, falling from US $45.53 billion to US $39.01 billion. More

[BOK] Business survey Index (BSI) & Economic Sentiment Index (ESI) for February 2013 (February 28)
The Business Survey Index (BSI) on business conditions in the manufacturing sector for February 2013 was 71, up 1 point from January, and that for the outlook for the following month also rose, by 4 points to 76. More

[BOK] Interest Rates, January 2013 (February 27)
In January 2013, the average interest rate on new deposits was 3.00%, down 10 basis points from December 2012. More

[BOK] Balance of Payments during January, preliminary (February 27)
The current account registered a surplus of 2.25 billion dollars in January 2013. More

[BOK] Consumer Survey, February 2013 (February 27)
The Composite Consumer Sentiment Index (CCSI) for February 2013 remained unchanged at 102. More

[BOK] Industrial Loans of Depository Corporations,Q4 2012 (February 26)
Industrial lending by depository corporations contracted 7.8 trillion won in the fourth quarter of 2012. More

[BOK] Meeting with Investment Banks (February 26)
Bank of Korea Governor KIM Choongsoo held a meeting with experts of six investment banks at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 27 at the Small Conference Room of the Bank of Korea. More

[BOK] Trade Index & Terms of Trade, 2012 and Jan. 2013 (February 25)
The net barter terms of trade index decreased by 2.4%, as the extent to which price index of exports fell far exceeded that of imports, while income terms of trade increased by 3.1% year-on-year in 2012. More


  • - Consumer Prices, February 2013
  • - Consumer Prices Analysis, February 2013
  • - Economic Situation, March 2013
  • - KDI Economic Situation, March 2013

  • - Official Foreign Reserves, February 2013 (March 6)
  • - Regional Economic Developments Update (March 8)

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For further inquiries
Ministry of Strategy and Finance
Kang, Lauren +822 6908 8701 +822 6908 8701 http://english.mosf.go.kr
Financial Services Commission
Kim, Mi Kyung +822 2156 9582 emkaykim@korea.kr http://www.fsc.go.kr/eng/
Bank of Korea
Son, Min Kun +822 759 4132 minkun@bok.or.kr http://www.bok.or.kr/eng/engMain.action