S. Korea’s exports up 4.5 pct on-year in Nov.

November 30, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s exports rose 4.5 percent from a year earlier in November fueled by robust sales of memory chips and petrochemical products, government data showed Saturday.

Outbound shipments reached US$51.92 billion last month, according to the data compiled by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

Imports advanced 11.4 percent on-year to $46.78 billion in the one month period, with the trade surplus hitting $5.14 billion, the ministry said.

November marks 82 straight months in which the value of the country’s exports have exceeded imports.