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(LEAD) Exports fall 0.2 pct in first 10 days of September

All News 09:10 September 11, 2020

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SEJONG, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's exports fell 0.2 percent on-year in the first 10 days of September amid the economic fallout from the new coronavirus, customs data showed Friday.

The nation's outbound shipments stood at US$14.9 billion in the Sept. 1-10 period, compared with $15 billion a year ago, according to the data from the Korea Customs Service.

The daily average exports during the 10-day period dropped 11.9 percent.

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted trade and halted production around the globe, with a rising number of countries fully closing their borders.

Imports declined 7.6 percent on-year to $13 billion in the 10-day period, according to the data.

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