Semi­con­duc­tor de­mand surges

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

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.

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