|Unit||Index 2015=100, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Business Confidence||Dec 2019||98.41||98.35||Index long term avg=100, SA||Monthly|
|Real Change in Inventories||2019 Q4||2,431||4,865||Bil. Ch. 2015 KRW, SA||Quarterly|
|Industrial Production||Oct 2019||109.5||102.5||Index 2015=100, NSA||Monthly|
|Change in Inventories||2019 Q3||6,699||10,121||Bil. KRW, SA||Quarterly|
The Industrial Production Index (IPI) measures on a monthly basis the change in output in South Korea's mining (B), manufacturing (C), electricity and gas (D), and publishing (58) industries. Output refers to the production of goods and generation of power for domestic sales in Korea and for exports. The index is helpful in illuminating structural developments in the economy.
Survey: Monthly Survey of Mining and Manufacturing.
Activities covered: The index covers 633 (include publishing 636) products and about 8,300 establishments. A total of 633 series are selected by taking into account the availability of monthly data, the stability of production volume, and the relative importance in each industry group. Among the series 629 (include publishing 632) items are those that account for more than 1/5000 of the total production value of mining and manufacturing, and the other 4 items are electricity and gas.
Classification: Classification of economic activities is accordance with the Korean Standard Industrial Classification (KSIC) Rev. 9, which aligns with UN ISIC Rev. 4.
The Industrial ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Data, which is the part of 'Monthly Survey of Mining and Manufacturing', monitors the monthly fluctuation trend of production, shipping and inventory in informatio nand communication technology sectors.
Production, shipping and inventory performances per items are utilized as basic data for major material demand and supply and projection.
To prepare operation rate index indicating production capability index and equipment usage rate indicating supply capacity level by surveying production capability, etc. of major products in manufacturing industry area.