|Title||The Index of Services and Retail Sales Index by Province in the Fourth Quarter of 2015 and in 2015|
◇ (Index of Services by province)
In the fourth quarter of 2015, the Index of Services recorded a year-on-year increase in all 16 metropolitan cities and
○ Jeju (6.7%), Chungnam (4.3%), Gangwon (4.0%) and Chungbuk (3.6%) showed a relatively high year-on-year increase
rate owing to 'Financial and insurance activities', 'Human health and social work activities' and 'Wholesale and
○ Gyeonggi (2.1%), Seoul (2.3%), Incheon (2.3%) and Jeonbuk (2.3%) showed a relatively low year-on-year increase rate
owing to the decrease in 'Accommodation and food service activities', 'Membership organizations,
repair and other personal services' and ‘Education'.
◇ (Retail Sales Index by province)
In the fourth quarter of 2015, the Retail Sales Index recorded a year-on-year increase in all 16 metropolitan cities and
○ Jeju (10.8%), Gyeonggi (6.7%) and Chungnam (6.7%) showed a relatively high increase rate owing to the rise in
'Automobiles and automotive fuel' and 'Large-scale retail stores'.
○ Incheon (2.9%) and Ulsan (3.8%) showed a relatively low increase rate due to a slowdown in
'Large-scale retail stores' and 'Department stores'.
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