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South Korea’s June Consumer Confidence (Table)

June 24, 2013

Following is the table for South Korea’s monthly consumer survey index for June from the Bank of Korea in Seoul.

A reading above 100 indicates optimists outnumber pessimists.

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                                June   May April March  Feb.  Jan.  Dec.  Nov.
                                2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2012  2012
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                                ------------------- Levels -------------------
Composite consumer sentiment     105   104   102   104   102   102    99   100
Current economic situation     
 Living standard                  91    91    90    90    89    88    85    87
 Domestic economy                 82    79    74    73    69    67    67    68
Expectation of economic situation
 Living standard                 100    98    97    98    96    96    93    95
 Domestic economy                 97    97    88    93    90    90    85    81
 Change in interest rates         90    84    85    94    90    92    97    96
 Employment                       96    94    90    93    90    91    86    82
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                                June   May April March  Feb.  Jan.  Dec.  Nov.
                                2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2012  2012
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                                ------------------- Levels -------------------
Consumer spending plans        
 Household income                 99    99    99   100    99   101    97    98
 Spending plans                  106   106   105   109   106   107   108   108
  Durable goods                   91    89    88    89    88    89    88    88
  Clothing                        99    98    97    98    95    97   100   100
  Dining out                      88    88    86    87    84    87    87    89
  Travel                          88    86    84    84    81    82    85    86
  Education                      103   102   104   105   106   106   111   110
  Medical care                   111   110   110   111   108   110   115   115
  Recreation, entertainment       88    88    87    87    86    89    91    91
  Transp, communication          108   109   109   112   110   113   114   114
  Housing                        104   105   104   106   105   108   n/a   n/a
Expectations of asset valuation
 Present household saving         87    87    87    87    86    85    88    92
 Present household debt          103   103   103   102   103   104   104   104
 Exp. household saving            92    93    92    92    92    91    92    93
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                                June   May April March  Feb.  Jan.  Dec.  Nov.
                                2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2012  2012
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                                ------------------- Levels -------------------
 Exp. household debt              99    98    98    98   101   100   103   103
Expectations of prices         
 Expected price changes          132   135   136   138   137   141   141   142
 Expected housing price          110   111   105   101    95    94   n/a   n/a
 Expected wage                   115   116   114   115   113   115   n/a   n/a
 Inflation perceptions           2.9   3.0   3.2   3.3   3.3   3.4   n/a   n/a
 Expected inflation level        2.8   2.9   3.1   3.2   3.2   3.2   3.1   3.2
                                 ------- Level change from prior period ------
Composite consumer sentiment       1     2    -2     2     0     3    -1     0
Current economic situation     
 Living standard                   0     1     0     1     1     3    -2     0
 Domestic economy                  3     5     1     4     2     0    -1    -1
Expectation of economic situation
 Living standard                   2     1    -1     2     0     3    -2     1
 Domestic economy                  0     9    -5     3     0     5     4     1
 Change in interest rates          6    -1    -9     4    -2    -5     1     4
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                                June   May April March  Feb.  Jan.  Dec.  Nov.
                                2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2012  2012
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                                 ------- Level change from prior period ------
 Employment                        2     4    -3     3    -1     5     4     0
Consumer spending plans        
 Household income                  0     0    -1     1    -2     4    -1    -1
 Spending plans                    0     1    -4     3    -1    -1     0     1
  Durable goods                    2     1    -1     1    -1     1     0     1
  Clothing                         1     1    -1     3    -2    -3     0     0
  Dining out                       0     2    -1     3    -3     0    -2     3
  Travel                           2     2     0     3    -1    -3    -1     1
  Education                        1    -2    -1    -1     0    -5     1     0
  Medical care                     1     0    -1     3    -2    -5     0    -1
  Recreation, entertainment        0     1     0     1    -3    -2     0     0
  Transp, communication           -1     0    -3     2    -3    -1     0     0
  Housing                         -1     1    -2     1    -3   n/a   n/a   n/a
Expectations of asset valuation
 Present household saving          0     0     0     1     1    -3    -4     0
 Present household debt            0     0     1    -1    -1     0     0     0
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                                June   May April March  Feb.  Jan.  Dec.  Nov.
                                2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2013  2012  2012
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                                 ------- Level change from prior period ------
 Exp. Household saving            -1     1     0     0     1    -1    -1     1
 Exp. Household debt               1     0     0    -3     1    -3     0     0
Expectations of prices         
 Expected price changes           -3    -1    -2     1    -4     0    -1    -2
 Expected housing price           -1     6     4     6     1   n/a   n/a   n/a
 Expected wage                    -1     2    -1     2    -2   n/a   n/a   n/a
 Inflation perceptions          -0.1     0     0     0     0   n/a   n/a   n/a
 Expected inflation level       -0.1  -0.2  -0.1   0.0   0.0   0.1  -0.1  -0.1
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Note: Level change from prior period is calculated by Bloomberg.

SOURCE: Bank of Korea

To contact the reporter on this story: Sarina Yoo in Seoul at kyoo3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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