Yearly export price index in South Korea declined 1.1% in August compared with a previous drop by 2.7% back in July, while monthly export prices gained 0.2% coming after an incline by 0.7% in July. Energy and raw materials prices remain less than last year's prices that was why export prices fell.

Yearly Import price index declined by 7.0% during August compared with a prior decline by 12.9%, while on monthly basis it climbed 2.1% coming after 0.0% in July. Increasing demand came to raise import prices, having in mind that the government's stimulus plan of 67 trillion won focused on boosting domestic demand.