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March's highest pineapple imports ever in South Korea

Fresh Pineapple
Published Apr 19, 2024

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In a remarkable surge, Korea experienced a significant uptick in the importation of tropical fruits last month, with record-breaking increases in the imports of pineapples and mangoes. According to data from the Korea Customs Service, March saw a 44.7% rise in pineapple imports by volume and a 55.3% increase in value year-over-year, while mango imports astonishingly doubled in both volume and value, showcasing a 114.0% and 110.5% growth respectively. The trend extended to other fruits as well, with banana imports climbing by 27.7% in volume and oranges by 1.7% in volume and 8.5% in value, indicating a growing appetite for tropical fruits in Korea.
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Last month, pineapple and mango imports were found to be at an all-time high. Imports of bananas and oranges were also found to have increased significantly. According to the Korea Customs Service's export and import trade statistics on the 16th, pineapple imports in March were 8,686 tons, a 44.7% increase from the same month last year, and the import amount was 8,678,000 dollars, a 55.3% increase. Mango imports also broke previous records in terms of volume and value. Mango imports in March were 6,264 tons, an increase of 114.0% compared to the same month last year. The amount of imports was $24,742,000, 110.5% higher. Banana imports in ...
Source: Nongmin
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