South Korea's GDP index preliminary reading (QoQ) came at 1.5% during the second quarter of the year, compared with a previous reading 2.1%, whereas the actual reading came more than analysts' forecasts that referred to 1.3%.

Moreover, South Korea's annualized GDP preliminary reading (YoY) inclined to 7.5%, compared with a previous reading 8.1% a year earlier, while the anticipations estimated of 6.9%.