SEOUL, Sept 30 South Korea's industrial
production fell by a seasonally adjusted 2.4 percent in August,
data showed on Friday, posting the biggest decline in 19 months.
The drop is the sharpest since January 2015 when the index
fell 3.5 percent on monthly terms, and is short of a 0.5 percent
fall estimated by analysts in a Reuters poll. It rose 2.3
percent from a year earlier.
The August reading follows a revised 1.3 percent increase in
July, short of a preliminary 1.4 percent gain reported earlier.
The service sector output grew 0.7 percent in seasonally
adjusted terms on-month after a revised 0.3 percent decline in
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim and Christine Kim; Editing by Sandra