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S. Korea's exports up 8.9 pct in first 10 days of April

All Headlines 09:26 April 11, 2019

SEJONG, April 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's exports rose 8.9 percent in the first 10 days of April from a year earlier on increased overseas shipments of petroleum products and vessels, customs data showed Thursday.

The country's exports stood at US$15 billion in the April 1-10 period, compared with $13.8 billion in the same period last year, according to the Korea Customs Service.

The customs office said daily average exports -- which reflect working days -- declined 3.9 percent on-year to $1.77 billion.

By product, exports of petroleum products and vessels jumped 22.8 percent and 72.8 percent, respectively. In comparison, outbound shipments of semiconductors fell 19.7 percent.

By destination, South Korea's exports to China, the United States and the European Union rose 0.8 percent, 19.9 percent and 20.2 percent, respectively.

South Korea imported goods worth $16.7 billion in the 10-day period, up 14.9 percent from a year earlier.

This file photo shows containers carrying export goods in Busan, South Korea's largest seaport. (Yonhap)


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