South Korea industrial output slips in March

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Statistics Korea March output appeared relatively weak
Seoul - AFP

South Korea's industrial output slipped 0.4 percent in March from a month earlier, due to a dip in the production of electronic parts and metal products, government data showed Thursday.

Statistics Korea said the March output appeared relatively weak due to a strong showing in February when it grew 2.6 percent on-month, mainly thanks to consumer demand over the Lunar New Year holiday.

Increased production of key electronic parts, especially LCD screens, in overseas plants, also led to a reduction in domestic industrial output, it said.

Compared with a year earlier, the industrial output -- including production in the mining, manufacturing, gas and electricity industries -- was down 0.1 percent, Statistics Korea said.

Production in the service sector also fell 0.4 percent from February but moved up 3.1 percent from a year earlier.

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