South Korea cheese export quantities

The amount of cheese shipped by South Korea in 2020 was 744 metric tons. In 2019 South Korea sold 483 tonnes of cheese. For 2019 alone, the interest in South Korea cheese (processed category) has increased, changing by 84.351 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, cheese's exports went up by 50.47% bringing the exporter US$3.70m for the year 2019. South Korea's cheese exports are categorised as:

  • Blue-veined cheese and other cheese containing veins produced by "Penicillium roqueforti" (HS code 040640)
  • Processed cheese, not grated or powdered (HS code 040630)
  • Cheese (excluding fresh cheese, incl. whey cheese, curd, processed cheese, blue-veined cheese and other cheese containing veins produced by "Penicillium roqueforti", and grated or powdered cheese) (HS code 040690)
  • Grated or powdered cheese, of all kinds (HS code 040620)
  • Fresh cheese "unripened or uncured cheese", incl. whey cheese, and curd (HS code 040610)


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South Korea cheese export values

In 2019, South Korea supplied cheese valued at 3.70m USD, an increment of 69.49% from 2018's total cheese export of 2.183m USD. The annual change in value of South Korea cheese between 2017 to 2018 was -19.831 per cent.

The annual/yearly change in the amount of South Korea's cheese exports between 2017 and 2019 was 50.47 percent compared to a variation of 84.351% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


Export markets for South Korea cheese ( in '000$ )

South Korea's top destinations for cheese are China, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Vietnam and US.


South Korea bought 131,354 tonnes of cheese in 2019.