SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- South Korean people's overseas plastic card spending fell in the second quarter compared with the previous quarter, central bank data showed Thursday.
Plastic card spending by local residents in foreign countries amounted to 4.67 billion U.S. dollars in the April-June quarter, slightly down from 4.68 billion dollars in the previous quarter, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK).
The spending included the usage of credit, debit and check cards.
It came as the number of South Koreans going abroad declined to 7.14 million in the second quarter from 7.86 million in the prior quarter.
The overseas spending per plastic card was 259 dollars in the April quarter.
Credit card spending grew 1.3 percent, but those for debit and check cards reduced in the quarter.