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SEOUL Feb 27 South Korea's seasonally adjusted
current account surplus fell to $7.53 billion in January from a
revised $8.07 billion in December, when the reading hit an
all-time high, central bank data showed on Thursday.
The goods account surplus rose to $7.43 billion last month
from $6.55 billion in December but the service account surplus
fell by a bigger margin to $0.05 billion from $1.49 billion, the
Bank of Korea data showed.
Exports last month eased by a seasonally adjusted 1.3
percent to $49.85 billion over the previous month while imports
fell by a quicker 3.5 percent to $42.42 billion.
In the financial account, Asia's fourth-largest economy saw
a net outflow of $2.18 billion in January, without adjustment
for seasonal patterns, compared to a revised net outflow of
$6.39 billion in December.
(Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Choonsik Yoo)