S.Korea revised Q4 GDP up 0.9 pct q/q, same as estimated

Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:28pm EDT

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SEOUL, March 26 (Reuters) - South Korea's economy grew a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent in the October-December period from the previous quarter, revised data from the central bank showed on Wednesday, unchanged from its earlier estimate.

The Bank of Korea revised down the annual growth for the quarter to 3.7 percent from 3.9 percent estimated in late January, saying in a statement the change was mainly due to the advancement of the base year to 2010 from 2005.

But the annual growth rates for the other quarters of 2013 were all revised up from earlier estimates due to the change in the base year, resulting in an upward revision of the rate for all of the year to 3.0 percent from the previous 2.8 percent.

The Bank of Korea had said late last year it would adopt new international standards on calculating gross domestic product from March by adding contributions from new sectors including research and development. (Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Choonsik Yoo)

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