Exports, which makes up half of the nation’s GDP, grew a better-than-expected 4.6% in the first quarter over the past quarter. Domestic consumption inched up a downward revised 0.4%.

MSCI in its recent review kept South Korea among the world’s emerging markets in its classification system.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.