South Korea's August textile exports registered the largest decline within the last five months new figures released on Tuesday show.

The data from the Korea Federation of Textile Industries (KOFOTI) shows textile exports were US$1.26 billion in August, down 9.6 per cent from July s.

KOFOTI said the fall in August textile exports was due to a number of factors, including poor consumer sentiment, a drop in export prices, and a truckers' strike.

Exports to the United States, Hong Kong, Japan and China plunged, while those to Turkey and Nigeria soared.

The figures also revealed a 7.6 per cent month-on-month decline in August textile imports to US$544 million.