September 1, 2017 / 1:26 AM / a year ago

South Korea exports to U.S., EU and China gain in August

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s exports to China rose for a 10th straight month in August, while shipments to the United States and Europe also gained, trade ministry data showed on Friday.

Trucks move shipping containers at a container terminal at Incheon port in Incheon, South Korea, May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

Exports to China rose 15.6 percent from a year earlier, posting the longest stretch of sales to its bigger neighbour since 2014.

Exports to the United States increased 23.2 percent on-year, while shipments to the European Union surged 43.2 percent, the same data showed.

Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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