Inter-Korean trade tops US$600 mln until July


Trade between South and North Korea in the first seven months of this year topped US$600 millio this year due to increasing trade of agricultural products and corporate products, a local trade promotion agency said Sunday.

The inter-Korean trade reached $668 million in the January-July period, up 14.7 percent from a year earlier, according to the Korea International Trade Association (KITA).

Corporate-related trade, including the trading related to inter-Korean industrial complex in Kaesong, increased 31.9 percent to $489 million worth, while non-corporate trade such as government and private aids fell 15.3 percent to $178.5 million.

South Korea sent $446.6 million worth of goods to the North, down 2.2 percent, from the same period last year while the value of products coming to South Korea reached $263.2 million, up 56.8 percent, the association said.


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