S.Korea May exports to China fall fastest in nearly 5 yrs

SEOUL, June 1 Sat May 31, 2014 9:27pm EDT

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SEOUL, June 1 (Reuters) - South Korean exports to China fell 9.4 percent in May from a year earlier, the sharpest loss since August 2009, government data showed on Sunday in fresh evidence of slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

In contrast, South Korea's exports to the European Union jumped 32.0 percent in May from a year earlier and shipments to the United States rose 4.5 percent, data from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy showed on Sunday. (Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Choonsik Yoo)

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