South Korea chestnuts export quantities

The amount of chestnuts exported by South Korea in 2020 was 3,482 metric tons. In 2019 South Korea sold 6,841 tonnes of chestnuts. For the year 2019 alone, the interest in South Korea chestnuts (nuts category) has shrunk, changing by -10.866 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, chestnuts' exports reduced by -23.19 pc earning South Korea US$12.79m for the year 2019. South Korea's chestnuts exports are classified as:

  • Fresh or dried chestnuts "Castanea spp.", shelled (HS code 080242)
  • Fresh or dried chestnuts "Castanea spp.", in shell (HS code 080241)
  • Fresh or dried chestnuts (Castanea spp.), whether or not shelled or peeled (HS code 080240)
  • Chestnuts (HS code 0802Xa)


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South Korea chestnuts export values

In 2019, South Korea sold chestnuts costing 12.79m USD, a drop of -36.51% from 2018's total chestnuts export of 20.146m USD. The annual reduction in value of South Korea chestnuts between 2017 to 2018 was -4.149 percent.

The yearly change in the quantity of South Korea's chestnuts exports between 2017 and 2019 was -23.19 per cent when compared to a variation of -10.866% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Korea's stake of the world's total chestnuts' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked number 44 in world exports of chestnuts.


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

South Korea's leading destinations for chestnuts are China, US, Vietnam, Japan and Hong Kong.


Import/Export Trends

South Korea is a net importer of chestnuts. The annual growth of South Korea chestnuts in value between 2015 to 2019 was 37%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was -10%, per annum.

South Korea bought 2,504 tonnes of chestnuts in 2019.


The production of chestnuts in South Korea was 218,832 tonnes in 2019 and is forecast to change by an average of -1.4%. The country had an estimated 131,476.00 hectares under chestnuts cultivation.