South Korea's exports gained 31.0% in February from a year earlier compared to a previous 46.7%, and it topped analysts' estimates of 25.0%. Exports recorded $33270 million in February from $31007 in January. Imports climbed 36.9% after inclining 26.4%, while forecasts referred to 38.0%.

Moreover, the Korean trade balance showed a surplus of $2330 million in February after a deficit of $461 million in January.