South Korea's GDP preliminary reading expanded by 0.3% during the second quarter, which compared with a previous expansion of 1.3% in the 1st quarter, and the actual reading came compatible with analysts' forecasts that referred to 0.8%.

Moreover, South Korea's annualized GDP reading widened to 3.4% in the quarter through June, from a 4.2% last year, while the anticipations estimated of 3.5%.