SEOUL, July 22 (Reuters) - South Korean exports for the first 20 days of this month fell marginally from a year earlier, customs data showed on Monday, underscoring a still weak momentum for the heavily export-dependent economy.
Overseas shipments during the July 1-20 period fell by 0.2 percent from a year earlier to $28.38 billion, according to data published by the Korea Customs Service on its website (http://www.customs.go.kr).
Imports during the 20-day period fell by 7.6 percent from a year earlier to $27.49 billion.
The country posted a trade surplus of $893 million during the period, the data showed.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy will release preliminary trade data for the whole of July on Aug. 1.
(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Choonsik Yoo) Keywords: KOREA ECONOMY/TRADE
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