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Cigarette Sales Rise 5.6 pct in Jan.-Sept. Period

Cigarette Sales Rise 5.6 pct in Jan.-Sept. Period

SEJONG, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of cigarettes in South Korea rose 5.6 percent on-year in the first nine months of this year, data showed Friday, thanks to robust sales of traditional cigarettes. South Korean smokers purchased 2.75 billion 20-cigarette packs in the January-September period, compared with 2.6 billion packs in the same period [...]

No. of Foreign Residents Rises 8 pct to Top 2.22 mln in 2019

No. of Foreign Residents Rises 8 pct to Top 2.22 mln in 2019

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreigners residing in South Korea exceeded 2.22 million as of November last year, marking an on-year increase of about 8 percent, government data showed Thursday. According to the data released by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, 2,216,612 foreigners were registered as residents nationwide, accounting [...]

Exports of Cleaning Appliances Soar amid Virus Outbreak

Exports of Cleaning Appliances Soar amid Virus Outbreak

SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports of air purifiers and other home cleaning appliances spiked in the first nine months of the year amid the coronavirus pandemic, data showed Wednesday. Outbound shipments of air purifiers shot up nearly 60 percent on-year to US$157 million in the January-September period, according to the data [...]

Retail Sales Up in Sept. on Strong Performance of Online Shops

Retail Sales Up in Sept. on Strong Performance of Online Shops

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Retail sales in South Korea advanced 8.5 percent in September from a year earlier as online shops enjoyed brisk sales amid the new coronavirus pandemic, data showed Sunday. The combined sales of 26 major offline and online retailers reached 11.9 trillion won (US$10 billion) last month, up from 11.16 [...]