Korea led the world in export growth with a 15.7 percent on-year rise in the first two months of the year, the World Trade Organization said on Sunday. Combined trade volume for 71 major countries came to US$4.84 trillion in January and February.
The country’s exports are recovering strongly, amounting to US$30.4 billion in the first 20 days of April for an on-year increase of 28.4 percent. This is the first five-month-long period of continuous growth since December 2011.
The trend is largely due to robust overseas demand for semiconductors and cars.