Policy Issues

Number Subject Publisher Date
527 Economically Active Population Survey in August 2021 NEW ○ The economically active population marked 28.346 million persons in August which grew 398 thousand persons or 1.4 year-on-year. ○ The labor force participation rate stood at 62.8 in August, up 0.4p year-on-year. Statistics Korea 2021.09.15
526 Effects of Major Countries′ Climate Change Responses on Korea′s Exports NEW Effects of Major Countries′ Climate Change Responses on Korea′s Exports: Centering on Carbon Border Tax Bank of Korea 2021.09.15
525 FSC Chairman Discusses Important role of Microfinance Policy NEW FSC Chairman Koh Seungbeom visited the Korea Inclusive Finance Support Center on September 14 and held a meeting with small merchants and self-employed business owners on the government’s microfinance programs. Financial Services Commission 2021.09.14
524 Financial Stability Report (June 2021)   Since the second half of last year, Korea’s financial system has remained generally stable. Despite signs of resurgence of COVID-19, the Korean financial markets remained calm due to heightened expectation for economic recovery, with the financial intermediary function working well. Bank of Korea 2021.09.10
523 Economic Bulletin, September 2021   Manufacturing, services and retail sales rose in June, as well as construction investment. Facility investment slowed. Jobs continued an upward trajectory in July and consumer price inflation speeded up. KDI 2021.09.09
522 FSC Selects 20 Entities to Participate in Digital-Data Testbed Program to Facilitate Fintech Ideas   The FSC selected 20 entities out of 60 applicants for participation in the digital-data testbed program (“D-testbed”) in an effort to promote fintechs and facilitate innovative ideas in providing financial services. Financial Services Commission 2021.09.08
521 KDI Monthly Economic Trends 2021. 9   ■ The Korean economy continues to recover at a moderate pace despite toughened quarantine rules, but uncertainties are running high on the Covid-19 and rising raw material prices. KDI 2021.09.07
520 Consumer Price Index in August 2021   □ The Consumer Price Index was 108.29(2015=100) in August 2021. The index increased 0.6 percent from the preceding month and rose 2.6 percent from the same month of the previous year. Statistics Korea 2021.09.02
519 Monthly Industrial Statistics, July 2021   1. Production Trend 2. Consumption Trend 3. Investment Trend 4. Composite Economic Indexes Statistics Korea 2021.08.31
518 Quarterly Bulletin(June 2021)   In the first quarter of 2021, Korea’s real GDP increased by 1.7 on a quarter-on-quarter basis, as consumption shifted to an upward trend, facilities investment remained robust, and exports and construction investment continued rising. Bank of Korea 2021.08.31