South Korea's industrial output fell two-point-five percent in April from a month earlier due to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Statistics Korea on Friday, production in the mining and manufacturing industries slipped six percent on-month due to plunges in auto and chip exports.
It marks the largest drop in over eleven years since December 2008 when it plunged ten-point-five percent.
However, retail sales, a key indicator of consumption levels, jumped five-point-three percent in April, while output in the service sector gained point-five percent on-month.
Meanwhile, the coincident index, a metric that reflects current economic conditions in the business cycle, dropped one-point-three points on-month in April. The leading composite index, which forecasts future economic performance in business cycles, also fell by point-five points.