South Korea onions export quantities

The quantity of onions exported by South Korea in 2020 was 45,000 metric tonnes. In 2019 South Korea shipped 403,552 tonnes of onions. In 2019 alone, the demand for South Korea onions (vegetables category) has gone up, with a change of 1367.675 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, onions' exports went up by 9105.11 pc netting the exporter US$133.48m for the year 2019. South Korea's onions exports are categorised as:

  • Fresh or chilled onions and shallots (HS code 070310)
  • Onions provisionally preserved, e.g. by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions, but unsuitable in that state for immediate consumption (HS code 071110)
  • Onions, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid (HS code 200120)
  • Dried onions, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared (HS code 071220)


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South Korea onions export values

In 2019, South Korea supplied onions worth 133.48m USD, an improvement of 1,489.05% from 2018's total onions export of 8.4m USD. The annual increase in value of South Korea onions between 2017 to 2018 was 215.315 per cent.

The annual/yearly change in the volume of South Korea's onions exports between 2017 and 2019 was 9105.11 percent when compared to a variation of 1367.675% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.


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

South Korea's top destinations for onions are Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, China and US.


South Korea brought in 204,432 tonnes of onions in 2019.


The production of onions in South Korea was 32,854,384 tonnes in 2019 and is predicted to change by an average of 2.12%. The country had an estimated 629,104.00 hectares under onions cultivation.