South Korea octopus export quantities

The amount of octopus shipped by South Korea in 2020 was 243 metric tonnes. In 2019 South Korea exported 640 tonnes of octopus. Across 2019 alone, the market for South Korea octopus (seafood category) has increased, with a change of 124.561 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, octopus' exports grew by 36.75 pc bringing South Korea US$5.78m for the year 2019. South Korea's octopus exports are classified as:

  • Octopus "Octopus spp.", live, fresh or chilled (HS code 030751)
  • Octopus, prepared or preserved (excluding smoked) (HS code 160555)
  • Octopus "Octopus spp.", frozen (HS code 030752)
  • Octopus "Octopus spp.", smoked, frozen, dried, salted or in brine (HS code 030759)


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South Korea octopus export values

In 2019, South Korea supplied octopus worth 5.78m USD, a surge of 111.03% from 2018's total octopus export of 2.739m USD. The yearly change in value of South Korea octopus between 2017 to 2018 was -22.032 pc.

The per year variation in the amount of South Korea's octopus exports between 2017 and 2019 was 36.75 pc in comparison to a variation of 124.561% in the period between 2018 and 2019.


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


South Korea ordered 70,982 tonnes of octopus in 2019.