South Korea's exports so far this month are down five.eight percent compared to the same period last year.
According to the Korea Customs Service, exports came to 25.two billion U.S. dollars in the first 20 days of October.
The daily average, however, rose on year by five.nine percent.
Exports were especially strong in memory chips and precision machinery.
This month's on-year decline comes after a gain in September, the first one since the start of the pandemic.