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TABLE-S.Korea Sept exports fall 11.7% y/y, down for 10th month

SEOUL, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Following are South Korea's preliminary export and import figures for September, released by the government on Tuesday (rounded):

Sept *AugBalance ($ billion) +5.97 +1.65Exports ($ billion) 44.71 44.13(% growth vs yr ago) -11.7 -13.8Imports ($ billion) 38.74 42.48(% growth vs yr ago) -5.6 -4.2* Revised on Sept 16

NOTES: - Exports fell for a 10th consecutive month from a year earlier. - Reuters poll: Exports in September were expected to contract 11.2% year-on-year while imports were seen declining 3.0%, according to a Reuters survey of 11 economists.

- There were 20.5 working days in September 2019 versus 19.5 days a year earlier.

(Reporting by Joori Roh; Editing by Choonsik Yoo)