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South Korea's industrial output up 0.9% in March

South Korea's industrial output has risen slightly in March, following two straight monthly declines, on the back of strong memory chip and car exports.

SEOUL: South Korea's industrial output rose slightly in March, following two straight monthly declines, on the back of strong memory chip and car exports, government data showed Wednesday.

Production in the mining, manufacturing, gas and electricity industries was up 0.9 per cent from February, and 2.7 per cent from March 2013, Statistics Korea said.

"Aside from construction, most sectors performed better than the previous month", a senior Statistics Korea official said.

"Exports of DRAMs and cars contributed greatly to the increase," he was quoted as saying by the Yonhap news agency.

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