Chips power Feb export growth
South Korea’s exports of information and communications technology products posted double-digit growth in February thanks to demand for locally made semiconductors, a government report showed on Wednesday. Exports were worth $14.06 billion in February, up 22.8 percent from a year earlier, according to theMinistry of Trade, Industry and Energy. It was the first time the February figure topped $14 billion. Shipments of semiconductors led the February increase, as chip exports surged 56.6 percent to the monthly high of $6.5 billion last month.