Data provided by South Korea's customs department show that trade surplus of South Korea for the first half of 2012 declined 30% year-on-year to US$10.7 billion.
In the first half of 2012, total value of trade reached new high of US$539.8 billion.
South Korea's trade surplus for June was revised down to US$4.9 billion.
South Korea's exports to the European Union slipped 19.7% year-on-year in June while its exports to China and the US slid 2.4% and 0.3% respectively.
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