Korea's exports hit second record high in June 2017, thanks to the record-breaking shipments of the nation's flagship items such as semiconductors and ships.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on July 1 that the nation's exports amounted to US$51.4 billion last month, up 13.7 percent from a year ago. This figure is the second highest monthly result in the nation's history behind $51.6 billion set in October 2014.
The country's shipments have sustained a double-digit growth for six straight months starting from January 2017 and maintained a positive year-to-year growth for eight consecutive months starting from November 2016.
Ten out of the nation's 13 flagship export items enjoyed a positive year-to-year growth, including semiconductor (52.0%), ship (43.2%), petrochemicals (15.6%), general machinery (14.3%) and displays (10.0%).
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