South Korea potatoes export quantities

The amount of potatoes shipped by South Korea in 2020 was 773 metric tonnes. In 2019 South Korea sold 810 tonnes of potatoes. Across 2019 alone, the interest in South Korea potatoes (tubers category) has gone down, with a change of -19.563 pc compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, potatoes' exports decreased by -7.11% netting South Korea US$3.64m for the year 2019. South Korea's potatoes exports are classified as:

  • Potatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid, frozen (HS code 200410)
  • Fresh or chilled potatoes (excluding seed) (HS code 070190)
  • Potatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid (excluding frozen) (HS code 200520)
  • Potatoes, uncooked or cooked by steaming or by boiling in water, frozen (HS code 071010)


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South Korea potatoes export values

In 2019, South Korea supplied potatoes costing 3.64m USD, an increment of 87.92% from 2018's total potatoes export of 1.937m USD. The yearly growth in value of South Korea potatoes between 2017 to 2018 was -35.498 percent.

The annual/yearly change in the amount of South Korea's potatoes exports between 2017 and 2019 was -7.11 pc when compared to a variation of -19.563% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Korea's portion of the world's total potatoes' exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked position 43 in world exports of potatoes.


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

South Korea's best performing export markets for potatoes are Russia, India, Vietnam, Vanuatu and Singapore.


Import/Export Trends

South Korea is a net exporter of potatoes. The annual growth of South Korea potatoes in value between 2015 to 2019 was -3%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was %, per annum.

South Korea brought in 163,372 tonnes of potatoes in 2019.


The production of potatoes in South Korea was 2,520,560 tonnes in 2019 and is estimated to change by an average of 14.98%. The country had approximately 87,976.00 hectares under potatoes cultivation.