|Title||Regional Economic Trends in the Fourth Quarter and in 2012|
1. Regional Economic Trends in the Fourth Quarter of 2012
□ In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Mining and Manufacturing Production Index showed a highly increasing trend in Daejeon, Chungbuk and Gyeonggi due to a brisk production of tobacco, electronic components and pharmaceutical products.
□ The number of employed persons recorded a sharp increase in Chungnam and Gangwon owing to the rise in 'Business, Personal and Public Service' and 'Wholesale and Retail Trade'.
□ The Consumer Price Index increased by 1.7 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011. The increase rate was higher than the third quarter of 2012 (1.6 percent).
2. Regional Economic Trends in 2012
□ In 2012, the Mining and Manufacturing Production Index went up by 1.7 percent due to the increase in electronic components, pharmaceutical products and chemical products despite sluggish exports.
□ The number of employed persons showed an upward trend in all regions. In particular, Chungnam, Incheon and Busan marked a great increase from the previous year.
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