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S.Korea's trade surplus posts 3.8 bln USD in October

11-01-2012 09:06 BJT

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's trade balance posted a surplus of 3.8 billion U.S. dollars last month due to an export rebound that offset a rise in imports, a government report showed Thursday.

Trade surplus reached 3.8 billion dollars in October, up from a surplus of 3.07 billion dollars tallied in the previous month, according to the report by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy.

Exports increased 1.2 percent to 47.2 billion dollars in October, the first rebound in four months. Imports grew 1.5 percent to 43.4 billion dollars last month, marking the first growth in eight months.


Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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