Semiconductor demand surges
snapped up bargains in the booming city. Despite an annual 15.6-percent slump, sales jumped 24.8 percent monthon-month to 292,343 square meters. Meanwhile, sales of existing homes rose 27.3 percent year-on-year, but dropped 4 percent month-on-month to 623,085 square meters. stan and Spain, it said. Iran is one of the five largest raisin exporters in the world. South Korea’s economy posted its second-biggest monthly exports in June, thanks to solid demand for semiconductors, ships and petrochemicals, a government report showed. Exports, which account for about half of the export-driven economy, increased 13.7 percent from a year earlier to $51.4 billion in June, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. It was the second-biggest monthly figure since the country began compiling the data, the ministry said. The record high number was $51.6 billion in October 2014. The overseas shipments posted double-digit expansion for six months since January.