South Korea posted a current account surplus for the 18th straight month in October.
The Bank of Korea says the surplus stood at 6.9-5 billion U.S. dollars.
It was down from a month ago and down on-year.
This was mainly due to a rise in imports amid high energy and raw material prices.
The services account posted a surplus of 630 million dollars, thanks to a record surplus of around 2 billion dollars from the transport sector driven by a hike in shipping rates.