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Industrial output up for 2nd consecutive month in August

South Korea's industrial output advanced for the second straight month last month on the back of a rise in the service sector, government data showed Monday.

The data compiled by Statistics Korea showed the country's overall industrial output rose 0.5 percent in August from a month earlier.

Production in the mining, manufacturing, gas and electricity industries fell 1.4 percent last month from a month earlier, while the output of the service sector increased 1.2 percent on-month.

Retail sales and investment also increased.

From a year earlier, industrial output grew 0.2 percent, according to the data. (Yonhap)

Kim Hyung-dae  edt@koreapost.com

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