The deposit, denominated in foreign currency, totaled 97.65 billion US dollars at the end of October, 8.15 billion dollars more than the previous month, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK).
It occurred when local companies deposited the dollar fund in bank accounts amid the rise of the dollar to the national currency.
The US dollar-denominated deposit rose $7.54 billion from the previous month to $84.8 billion at the end of October, and the Japanese yen deposit rose $0.43 billion to $5.71 billion.
The euro deposit fell $030 million to $4.11 billion, but the Chinese yuan deposit rose to $1.23 billion.
Foreign currency deposit, held by companies, gained $7.82 billion to $83.38 billion last month, while deposit held by individuals added $330 million to $14.27 billion. ■