According to the data compiled by the trade ministry, outbound shipments of hand sanitizers surged sevenfold to reach $5.69 million last month, which is equivalent to 84 percent of last year’s $6.78 million in total, The South Korean News Agency (Yonhap) reported.
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In 2019, the country’s outbound shipments of such goods dropped 45 percent on-year to reach $217 million.
But exports of facial protective masks came to nil last month as the country imposed bans on the outbound shipment of the goods.
In March, the country’s exports edged down 0.2 percent on-year, but overseas sales will face a bumpy road as the fallout from the novel coronavirus outbreak will hit the global economy hard down the road.
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