October 08, 2021 08:21
Exports of Korean dried seaweed have already topped US$500 million this year amid the growing global popularity of Korean food and culture.
The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said on Thursday that shipments of dried seaweed were up 18.3 percent on-year in the first nine months of the year at $507 million.
The exports reached the $500-million mark faster than in any other year. They first crossed that level at the end of December in 2017.
The ministry expects shipments this year will exceed last year's record of $600 million.
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