The top chart shows the quarter to quarter percentage change of various contributors to SK GDP. Notice that both manufacturing and construction have been experiencing negative or slow growth for most of the last 5 quarters.
The bottom chart shows the overall structure of Korean GDP going back 8 quarters. Here we see a few interesting trends, starting with the extremely negative impact of gross capital formation, which has been negative in 6 of the last 8 quarters. Also note that both exports and imports have been negative in 3 of the last five quarters.
Last quarter, the economy was hit by negative contributions from government spending, investment and exports, leading to a .4% growth rate. If it wasn't for private consumption, the economy would have been in far worse shape.
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The Bonddad Economic History Project
At the beginning of 2012, I decided to start looking at the actual, statistical history of the US economy starting in 1950. The reason is simple: to find out what really happened. So, when you see title of a post that begins with a year such as 1957, followed by "employment" or "Fed policy: you know what it's for. You can also access the information by typing in BE for Bonddad econ and a year to find information on a particular year.
Here is a link to pages that contain links to all the posts on the years listed.