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2018.11.06 14:58:16 | 2018.11.06 14:58:44
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▶Balance of Payments during September 2018(preliminary)

■ During September 2018 the Korean current account registered a surplus of 10.83 billion dollars.

― The goods account surplus narrowed to 13.24 billion dollars, compared to the 14.98 billion dollar surplus in September of last year.

― The services account deficit was 2.52 billion dollars, down from 2.88 billion dollars one year before, in line with improvements in the transport and the travel accounts.

― The primary income account surplus narrowed to 0.67 billion dollars compared to 1.25 billion dollars in September of 2017, in line with a decrease in the income on equity account.

― The secondary income account showed a 0.56 billion dollar deficit.



■ Looking at the financial account, net assets expanded by 9.73 billion dollars during September.

― Direct investment assets grew by 2.47 billion dollars, and direct investment liabilities by 0.30 billion dollars.

―There was a 7.72 billion dollar increase in portfolio investment assets during the month, and a 1.40 billion dollar decrease in portfolio investment liabilities.

― Financial derivatives posted net growth of 0.44 billion dollars.

― In terms of other investment, there were increases of 0.42 billion dollars in assets and 4.33 billion dollars in liabilities.

― Reserve assets expanded by 1.90 billion dollars.

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