South Korea's producer prices in June saw an on-month increase for the first time in five months.
The upturn was largely led by a rise in industrial goods prices amid surging international oil prices.
The Bank of Korea said on Tuesday that its production price index last month saw a half percent increase compared to the previous month, to stand at 102.five-two.
Industrial goods prices increased by one percent on-month, with prices of coal and petroleum products surging around 21 percent.
Service prices also rose point-three percent but prices of agricultural products fell by one.six percent.