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S. Korea's terms of trade improve in June

All News 12:00 July 25, 2016

SEOUL, July 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's terms of trade improved from a year earlier in June due to bigger declines in import prices compared to drops in export prices, central bank data showed Monday.

The terms of trade index for products came to 100.86 last month, up 0.8 percent from a year earlier, according to preliminary data from the Bank of Korea (BOK).

The index measures the amount of imports a country can purchase for each unit of its exports, showing how the country's exports are doing in comparison with those of others.

In June, export prices fell 9.9 percent from a year ago, while import prices dropped 10.6 percent, the BOK data showed.

The income terms of trade also rose 2.3 percent year over year to 118.85 last month from a year earlier. The income terms of trade measures the amount of imports the country can purchase with the total value of its exports, the data said.


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