Tuesday, February 26, 2008

[Korea.net News, Science / Tech, February 4 2008] Korea's digital exports up 7.6% in January

Korea’s digital electronics exports rose 7.6 percent year-on-year to $10.75 billion in January thanks to strong demand for mobile phones and digital TV sets, the government said Monday (Feb. 4).

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy said January’s imports rose 17.2 percent to $6.26 billion with the trade surplus reaching $4.49 billion. It added January was the seventh month in a row that the country’s digital electronic exports exceeded the $10 billion mark.

Mobile phone exports rose 31.6 percent to $1.95 billion compared to the year before, while those for liquid crystal display TVs were up 39.0 percent in the cited period to 550 million. Parts for digital TV also rose 44.4 percent, the ministry said.

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