Exports amounted to 50.5 billion USD in October of 2013, up from last year’s figure of 47 billion USD.
Shipments to the US, the EU and China surged 23.2 percent, 16 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively. Exports of mobile phones recorded the highest increase and jumped 33 percent. Sales of cars (mainly to the US) and semiconductors and also helped to boost October exports (rose 21 percent and 15 percent, respectively).
Imports amounted to 45.6 billion USD, up by 5 percent over a year earlier.