SEOUL, July 1 (Reuters) - Following are South Korea's preliminary export and import figures for June, released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Saturday (rounded):
JUNE *MAY Balance ($ billion) 11.40 5.68 Exports ($ billion) 51.41 45.03 (pct growth vs yr ago) +13.7 +13.3 Imports ($ billion) 40.01 39.35 (pct growth vs yr ago) +18.0 +19.1
NOTES: - Reuters poll: Exports were seen to rise 17.1 percent from a year earlier while imports were seen up 19.5 percent.
- Exports posted double-digit growth for a sixth month in a row, the longest stretch of growth at such pace since 2011, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said. - The average export value per working day stood at $2.24 billion in June, compared with $2.05 billion in May, Thomson Reuters calculations show. - China is South Korea's largest export market, taking about one-quarter of shipments, followed by the United States and the European Union. - By product, electronics goods account for over one-fifths of the country's total exports, followed chemical products and industrial machinery.
(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Sandra Maler)