South Korea says exports to U.S., EU and China fell in August

August 31, 2016 9:17 PM EDT

Cars made by South Korea's automakers Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors are parked at the companies shipping yard at a port in Pyeongtaek, about 70 km (43 miles) south of Seoul July 25, 2013. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's August exports to the U.S. fell 4.8 percent from a year earlier,, while shipments to the EU and China declined 4.8 percent and 5.3 percent, respectively, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said on Thursday, in a follow-up statement on August trade figures.

Average exports per working day stood at $1.67 billion in August, down from $1.86 billion in July, according to the ministry.

(Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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