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S. Korea’s exports spike 27% in first 10 days of Dec.

South Korea's exports rose 26.9 percent on-year in the first 10 days of December on the back of robust shipments of chips and autos amid the new coronavirus outbreak, customs data showed Friday. The country's outbound shipments stood at $16.3 ... Read More

S. Korea to send chartered flights to Singapore with strawberry shipments

South Korea's agricultural ministry said Thursday it will send chartered flights to Singapore to support exports of strawberries, as local farmers have been facing troubles in shipping their produce amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Under the plan, South Korea plans ... Read More

ADB expects S. Korean economy to retreat less than expected in 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday revised up the economic outlook for the South Korean economy this year, citing robust exports of tech products and a mild recovery in private consumption. The ADB expected Asia's fourth-largest economy to retreat ... Read More

Instant noodle exports soar more than 30% this year amid virus

South Korean exports of instant noodles jumped more than 30 percent in the first 10 months of the year amid the coronavirus pandemic, a report said Thursday. Overseas shipments of instant noodles, or "ramyeon" in Korean, came to $573 million ... Read More

Steel, autos among beneficiaries of mega trade pact

South Korea said Wednesday it will make efforts to help local exporters utilize a mega trade pact accounting for one-third of the world's gross domestic product, hinting the deal could give a boost to the steel and automobile segments. "Amid ... Read More

Transportation industry sales hit new high in 2019

Sales of South Korea's transportation industry reached an all-time high in 2019 thanks to a surge in demand for home deliveries, government data showed Tuesday. The transportation sector's top line stood at nearly 152 trillion won ($140 billion) last year, ... Read More

S. Korea’s agricultural exports up 7% through Nov.: data

South Korea's agricultural exports rose nearly 7 percent on-year over the January-November period, data showed Wednesday, setting a fresh high despite the new coronavirus pandemic. Outbound shipments of agricultural products came to $6.8 billion over the first 11 months of ... Read More

Vice minister warns against market overheating during crisis management

South Korea’s Finance Vice Minister Kim Yong-beom warned Tuesday that the ample liquidity level that arose during the COVID-19 crisis management procedure may trigger an overheating phenomenon in the assets market. He especially urged real estate market participants not to ... Read More