Domestic economy improved for four consecutive months, boosted by manufacturing industry

- Construction industry exceeded 50 points

in all of “large-scale enterprises,” “SMEs” and “small-scale enterprises-

(Companies researched: 23,341 ; Valid responses: 10,212; Response rate: 43.8%; Survey start date: May 2002)

<Overview of September 2017: Recovery continues>

The economic diffusion index (DI) in September 2017 was 48.4, up 0.7 points from the previous month, which is an improvement for four consecutive months.

Recovery of the domestic economy continued, with an upturn in the stock market and active investment in construction, in addition to overall business confidence boosted by a manufacturing industry whose exports grew.

<Future outlook: Recovery trend continues>

The recovery trend in the domestic economy is expected to continue, driven by strong domestic demand such as an increase in future capital investment and recovery in personal consumption.


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