S.Korea Aug auto exports down 8.9 pct on strikes

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SEOUL, Sept 1 (Reuters) - South Korea said on Monday the value of automobile exports in August fell 8.9 percent from a year earlier mainly due to strikes by unionised workers at the country's major auto makers. Hyundai Motor Co and other South Korean auto makers exported an estimated $1.17 billion worth of vehicles during the month, the commerce ministry said in its statement detailing the country's export and import data for August.

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