S. Korea Feb exports surge

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    SEOUL- South Korea’s exports during the first 10 days of February surged 69.1 percent from a year earlier, customs agency data showed on Monday, driven by a sales boost in major exporting products and strong overseas demand.

    By product, shipments of semiconductors, cars and mobile phones expanded 57.9 percent, 102.4 percent and 88 percent, respectively.

    By destination, those to China, the United States and the European Union soared 65.7 percent, 91.4 percent and 126.1 percent each.

    When eliminating the calendar effect, exports rose 39.3 percent.

    There were 1.5 more working days in Feb. 1-10 from the comparable period of 2020.