The economy grew zero-point-three percent in the third quarter from the previous quarter thanks to a rise in facility investment and private consumption after the removal of social distancing measures.
The data released by the Bank of Korea on Thursday for the July-to-September period remained unchanged from its earlier estimate released on October 27, posting on-quarter growth for the ninth consecutive quarter after shrinking in the first and second quarters of 2020.
Private consumption increased on-quarter by one-point-seven percent, while facility investment jumped seven-point-nine percent in the third quarter.
Exports edged up one-point-one percent despite a drop in shipments of semiconductors, but imports jumped six percent due to increased imports of crude oil and natural gas.
The country's real gross national income decreased by zero-point-seven percent on-quarter in the cited period.