South Korea's industrial output rebounded in November from a month earlier on an improvement in the automaking and machinery sectors, government data showed Thursday.
Production in the mining, manufacturing, gas and electricity industries rose 0.2 percent on-month in November, following an adjusted 1.5 percent on-month dip in the previous month, according to the data by Statistics Korea.
From a year earlier, industrial output, however, sank 1.6 percent, following a 6.1 percent on-year decline in October.
Production in the service sector increased 2.5 percent on-month, with a 4.1 percent on-year gain.
Retail sales gained 5.6 percent on-month in November, turning around from a 2.9 percent drop in the previous month, with a 6.5 percent on-year rise in November.
For all industries, production gained 1.2 percent on-month, a turnaround from a 1.8 percent on-month sink in the previous month, with a 1.7 percent on-year rise, the data showed.