The surplus widened by $2.57 billion in November from a month earlier as imports shrank at a faster rate, according to the report of the Bank of Korea (BOK).
The November figure represents the highest monthly level since a surplus of $11.11 billion recorded in October last year.
It marked the 33rd consecutive month that the country has posted a current account surplus.
The cumulative current account surplus reached $81.90 billion in the first 11 months of this year, up $7.35 billion or 9.9 percent from the same period last year, the report said.
The goods account surplus amounted to $10.15 billion in November, up $1.66 billion from $8.49 billion a month earlier.
Imports dropped 10.4 percent to $40.04 billion on-year in November, the largest fall since February last year, while exports declined 4.8 percent to $50.20 billion.
The service account deficit totaled $200 million, less than $250 million tallied in October.
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