South Korea's industrial output fell in August for the first time in three months.
But despite the resurgence of COVID-19, consumption was up.
According to Statistics Korea, industrial production was down zero.nine percent from the month before, with a decline in manufacturing of point-seven percent and in services of one percent.
As for consumption, retail sales were up three percent from a month earlier led by sales of home appliances.
Facility investment fell four.four percent on-month led by declines in machinery and transport equipment.