Some Korean Exports Buck Chinese Boycott

  • By Ra Ji-hong

    October 10, 2017 12:24

    Exports of dried seaweed, instant noodles and beer to China have increased this year despite an unofficial Chinese boycott.

    According to the Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation on Monday, exports of the three products from January to August this year reached US$150 million, accounting for 18 percent of the country's entire exports of agricultural products and processed food worth $856.20.

    Korea exported $64.9 million worth of dried seaweed to China this year, up 46.2 percent on-year, $56.5 million worth of ramyeon, up 45.7 percent, and $29 million worth of beer, up a whopping 106.8 percent.

    The corporation attributed the increase in seaweed exports to a poor crop in China, while Korean instant noodles became popular through social media and beer benefited from expanded sales networks.

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