S.Korea says July exports to China rise sharply
SEOUL, Aug 1 (Reuters) - South Korean exports to its top three markets posted firm annual growth in July, government data showed on Thursday, although shipments to Japan fell due to the yen's sharp depreciation since late last year.
Shipments to China rose by 14.5 percent in July from a year earlier in U.S. dollar terms, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said in a statement, while shipments to the U.S. grew 8.5 percent. Exports to the European Union rose 8.2 percent.
But last month's exports to Japan fell by 14.8 percent from a year earlier also in U.S. dollar terms, while shipments to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) fell by 5.4 percent.
(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Choonsik Yoo)