South Korea’s exports last month rose the most in 10 years, boosted by an increase in the number of working days from a year earlier and reflecting a recovery from the effects of the pandemic.
Overseas shipments increased 41.1% from a year earlier, South Korea’s trade ministry said Saturday. That compared with economists’ forecasts for a 42% gain. Total semiconductor shipments climbed 30.2%, while automobiles jumped 73.4%.
While the effect of the calendar helped boost the figures last month, the rise in exports reinforces the view that global commerce is bouncing back quickly from the pandemic and is fueling a faster-than-expected economic expansion in South Korea.
The latest export data from South Korea consolidate the view that world trade is recovering faster that forecast. It’s “staging an impressive rebound,” led by goods trade, and will likely grow 10% this year, Oxford Economics said in a report this week. China, South Korea’s biggest trading partner, is a standout performer in the recovery and is being joined by most other regions, it said.
South Korea’s exports fell 25.6% in April last year, the worst performance during the pandemic. Average daily shipments increased 29.4% last month, which had two more working days than a year earlier.
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