South Korea molluscs export quantities

The quantity of molluscs sold by South Korea in 2020 was 4,175 metric tons. In 2019 South Korea sold 5,194 tonnes of molluscs. For the year 2019 alone, the demand for South Korea molluscs (seafood category) has surged, with a change of 69.406 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, molluscs' exports went up by 33.18 pc earning the nation US$29.98m for the year 2019. South Korea's molluscs exports are classified as:

  • Live, fresh, chilled, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, even smoked, aquatic invertebrates (excluding crustaceans, molluscs, sea cucumbers, sea urchins and jellyfish); all flours, meals and pellets of aquatic invertebrates other than crustaceans and molluscs, fit for human consumption (HS code 030890)
  • Molluscs, prepared or preserved (excluding smoked, oysters, scallops, mussels, cuttle fish, squid, octopus, abalone, snails, and clams, cockles and arkshells) (HS code 160559)
  • Molluscs, even in shell, frozen (excl. oysters, scallops of the genera Pecten, Chlamys or Placopecten, mussels "Mytilus spp., Perna spp.", cuttle fish and squid, octopus "Octopus spp.", snails other than sea snails, clams, cockles and ark shells, abalone and stromboid conchs); flours, meals and pellets of molluscs, frozen, fit for human consumption (HS code 030792)
  • Molluscs, fit for human consumption, even in shell, smoked, frozen, dried, salted or in brine (excluding oysters, scallops of the genera Pecten, Chlamys or Placopecten, mussels "Mytilus spp., Perna spp.", cuttle fish "Sepia officinalis, Rossia macrosoma, Sepiola spp.", squid "Ommastrephes spp., Loligo spp., Nototodarus spp., Sepioteuthis spp.", octopus "Octopus spp.", snails other than sea snails, clams, cockles and ark shells and abalone); frozen, dried, salted or in brine, flours, meals and pellets of molluscs, fit for human consumption (HS code 030799)
  • Live, fresh or chilled molluscs, fit for human consumption, even in shell (excluding oysters, scallops of the genera Pecten, Chlamys or Placopecten, mussels "Mytilus spp., Perna spp.", cuttle fish "Sepia officinalis, Rossia macrosoma, Sepiola spp.", squid "Ommastrephes spp., Loligo spp., Nototodarus spp., Sepioteuthis spp.", octopus "Octopus spp.", snails other than sea snails, clams, cockles and ark shells and abalone); fresh or chilled flours, meals and pellets of molluscs, fit for human consumption (HS code 030791)
  • Aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved (excluding smoked, crustaceans, molluscs, sea cucumbers, sea urchins and jellyfish) (HS code 160569)
  • Molluscs and aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved (HS code 160590)

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South Korea molluscs export values

In 2019, South Korea supplied molluscs with a value of 29.98m USD, a surge of 40.47% from 2018's total molluscs export of 21.343m USD. The yearly change in value of South Korea molluscs between 2017 to 2018 was -26.33 percent.

The yearly change in the quantity of South Korea's molluscs exports between 2017 and 2019 was 33.18% in comparison to a variation of 69.406% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

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

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South Korea bought 27,122 tonnes of molluscs in 2019.