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South Korea Sept exports fall for twelfth month, however not as steeply as anticipated By Reuters Acquire US

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A container ship leaves Pusan Newport Terminal in Busan, South Korea, July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Picture

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s exports fell for a twelfth consecutive month in September, commerce information confirmed on Sunday, however the decline was softer than market expectations.

Abroad gross sales by Asia’s fourth-largest economic system fell 4.4% year-on-year to $54.66 billion in September, in contrast with an 8.3% loss in August and a 9.1% decline forecast in a Reuters survey of economists.

It was the twelfth consecutive month exports fell on an annual foundation, however the softest within the streak.

Imports fell 16.5% to $50.96 billion, additionally milder than the 22.8% drop the earlier month and the median 17.6% forecast.

In consequence, the nation posted a commerce surplus of $3.70 billion in September, wider than $0.88 billion in August and the widest since September 2021.

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