South Korea's exports rose 6.1 percent last month from a year earlier to mark the largest monthly tally for March, government data showed Sunday.
Outbound shipments reached US$51.58 billion in the one-month period, up from $48.64 billion a year ago, according to the data compiled by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
They increased for the 17th consecutive month, with the total being the highest for all March figures.
Imports gained 5 percent on-year to $44.72 billion.
South Korea's trade surplus came to $6.87 billion, marking 77 straight months in which the country's exports have exceeded imports, the ministry said. (Yonhap)