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S. Korea's exports down 2% in April

South Korea's exports dropped 2 percent in April from a year earlier, extending their on-year fall for the fifth consecutive month, government data showed Wednesday.

Outbound shipments came to $48.86 billion for April, down from the $49.85 billion tallied a year earlier, according to the data compiled by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. 


(Yonhap)
(Yonhap)

Imports, on the other hand, moved up 2.4 percent over the cited period to $44.74 billion, the ministry added.

South Korea's trade surplus came to $4.12 billion in April, marking 87 straight months in which the country's exports have exceeded imports. (Yonhap)

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