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WEEKLY ECONOMIC BULLETIN

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The weekly economic bulletin, which contains recent press releases and the schedule for upcoming
press releases, is published by the MOEF every week. To receive the weekly economic bulletin by email,
please submit a request to fppr@korea.kr

Major News & Events

[MOEF]

Current Employment Statistics, July 2018 (August 17)

The economically active population marked 28,123,000 in July 2018, and the number of employed persons totaled 27,083,000.

[MOEF]

5th Ministerial Meeting on 'Growth through Innovation' (August 14)

Deputy Prime Minister Kim Dong Yeon presided over the 5th Ministerial Meeting on 'Growth through Innovation' held on August 13, and discussed ways to accelerate 'growth through innovation'. Deputy Prime Minister Kim also talked about the outcomes of regulatory reform produced by the joint private-public 'growth through innovation' taskforce.

[MOEF]

'Growth through Innovation' Investment Plan (August 13)

The government unveiled on August 13 its 'growth through innovation' investment plan for 2019. A total of about 5 trillion won, an increase of 2 trillion won compared with 2018, will be spent on the eight pilot projects, as well as on the building of a platform economy, such as a digital platform for big data analytics and transactions, and a hydrogen fuel cell supply chain.

[BOK]

Export/Import Price Indexes, July 2018 (August 14)

The Export Price Index (won basis) increased 2.3 percent from the previous month. The Import Price Index (won basis) increased 1.7 percent from the previous month.


Announcement On Upcoming Releases

MOEF

  • External Debt, Q2 2018 (August 22)
  • Treasury Bond Issuance Plan, September 2018 (August 23)

BOK

  • Producer Price Index, July 2018 (August 21)
  • International Investment Position, End of June 2018 (August 22)
  • Household Credits, Q2 2018 (August 23)
  • Trade Indices and Terms of Trade Indices, July 2018 (August 24)
Each institution is responsible for the information it provides in the bulletin.
Ministry of Economy and Finance's MI

Weekly Economic Bulletin