Year-on-year, exports amounted to a USD 51.76 billion USD, a 2.5 percent increase, following a revised 6.9 percent gain in September. Overseas shipments to the United States jumped 25.0 percent from a year earlier, the fastest gain since March of 2012. Exports to China, South Korea's largest sales destination, rose 3.7 percent. In contrast, demand from the European Union slumped with exports falling 8.6 percent.
Imports fell 3.0 percent to 44.26 billion USD, compared with a 8 percent increase in the previous month.
In September, South Korea recorded a revised USD 3.43 billion.