South Korea's import and export prices both fell in July from the month before.
They had been rising for the two months prior to that.
According to the Bank of Korea, import prices in July fell zero.nine percent on-month mostly due to lower prices for chemical products.
A weakening dollar offset a rise in oil prices.
The price of Dubai crude South Korea's benchmark was around 43 U.S. dollars a barrel last month, up six.one percent on month.
As for export prices, they were down zero.four percent on month with a decline in the prices of semiconductors and computers.