South Korea's consumer sentiment improved in September even as the country grapples with the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections.
Data from the Bank of Korea shows, the Composite Consumer Sentiment Index came in at 1-hundred-3.8, up 1.3 points from the previous month.
This follows consecutive months of seeing deteriorated consumer sentiment from July to August amid the resurgence of the virus.
While the country's daily caseload for the virus is still at its peak, hovering around 2-thousand, progress in vaccination and robust exports led to the improvement.
But the Bank of Korea says the figure could drop again in the future depending on variables like stricter social distancing rules.