Korea's Ice Cream Exports Soar Amid Global Heat Wave

  • By Jung Seok-woo

    July 27, 2022 10:49

    Korea exported a record US$49.62 million worth of ice cream during the first half of this year, up 14 percent on-year, the Korea Customs Service said on Tuesday.

    The KCS said, "It looks like the huge popularity of Korean music and movies spilled over to ice cream amid a global heat wave."

    The U.S. was the biggest destination for Korean ice cream shipments ($17.74 million), followed by the Philippines ($5.16 million), Canada ($4.46 million), Vietnam ($3.56 million), Taiwan ($3.28 million) and China ($2.86 million).

    China was the biggest market for Korean ice cream exports until 2018, but was overtaken by the U.S. in 2019.

    Korea's imports of ice cream also reached a record of $28.18 million in the same period, up 0.3 percent. 

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