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TABLE-S.Korea June exports fall 13.5% y/y, biggest drop in 3-1/2 yrs

SEOUL, July 1 (Reuters) - Following are South Korea's preliminary export and import figures for June, released by the Korea Customs Service on Monday (rounded):

June *MayBalance ($ billion) +4.17 +2.25Exports ($ billion) 44.18 45.89(% growth vs yr ago) -13.5 -9.5Imports ($ billion) 40.01 43.64(% growth vs yr ago) -11.1 -1.8* Revised on June 17

NOTES: - Exports suffered their fastest annual decline since January 2016, while extending their losing streak into the seventh month. - Reuters poll: Exports were seen declining 12.0% in June from a year earlier and imports falling 10.1%, according to a survey of 13 economists. - There were 21.5 working days in June 2019 versus 21.5 days a year earlier.

(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Choonsik Yoo)