Economic Statistics Office,
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BALANCE OF PAYMENTS
(February, 1999)

(Unit : U$ million)

 

1998 p

1999 p

 

Feb.

Jan.-Feb.

Jan.

Feb.

Jan.-Feb.

Current Account

4,128.9

7,198.1

1,909.4

2,341.5

4,250.9

    Goods

3,863.2

5,969.7

1,867.3

2,442.4

4,309.7

        Exports   f.o.b.

11,407.4

20,874.3

10,126.9

9,801.3

19,928.2

        Imports   f.o.b.

7,544.2

14,904.6

8,259.6

7,358.9

15,618.5

    Services

166.9

599.2

-42.3

-6.7

-49.0

        Credit

1,835.3

3,796.5

2,032.5

2,006.1

4,038.6

        Debit

1,668.4

3,197.3

2,074.8

2,012.8

4,087.6

    Income

-262.8

-316.7

-180.3

-285.8

-466.1

    Current Transfers

361.6

945.9

264.7

191.6

456.3

Capital & Financial Account

-300.3

-774.9

1,037.1

658.0

1,695.1

    Financial Account

-292.1

-762.3

1,061.4

669.9

1,731.3

        Direct Investment

-135.8

-156.7

375.9

-135.8

240.1

            Aborad

-339.9

-471.2

-192.4

-299.6

-492.0

            In Korea

204.1

314.5

568.3

163.8

732.1

        Portfolio Investment

2,170.0

2,549.4

1,018.4

-2.0

1,016.4

            Assets

316.4

638.7

-180.0

-54.8

-234.8

            Liabilities

1,853.6

1,910.7

1,198.4

52.8

1,251.2

        Other Investment   

-2,326.3

-3,155.0

-332.9

807.7

474.8

            Assets

-663.7

-48.0

1,459.7

1,674.6

3,134.3

            Liabilities

-1,662.6

-3,107.0

-1,792.6

-866.9

-2,659.5

    Capital Account 

-8.2

-12.6

-24.3

-11.9

-36.2

Changes in Reserve Assets

-3,189.6

-6,296.4

-1,807.4

-2,248.3

-4,055.7




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