South Korea sea cucumber export quantities

The amount of sea cucumber sold by South Korea in 2020 was 136 metric tons. In 2019 South Korea exported 226 tonnes of sea cucumber. In 2019 alone, the interest in South Korea sea cucumber (seafood category) has improved, flactuating by 69.925 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, sea cucumber's exports grew by 156.82% earning the nation US$7.52m for the year 2019. South Korea's sea cucumber exports are classified as:

  • Live, fresh or chilled, sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothurioidea" (HS code 030811)
  • Smoked, frozen, dried, salted or in brine, sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothurioidea" (HS code 030819)
  • Frozen sea cucumbers "Stichopus japonicus, Holothuroidea" (HS code 030812)


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South Korea sea cucumber export values

In 2019, South Korea shipped sea cucumber valued at 7.52m USD, a growth of 12.26% from 2018's total sea cucumber export of 6.699m USD. The yearly growth in value of South Korea sea cucumber between 2017 to 2018 was 97.436 per cent.

The per year change in the quantity of South Korea's sea cucumber exports between 2017 and 2019 was 156.82 per cent when compared to a variation of 69.925% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.

South Korea's stake of the world's total sea cucumber's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country holds position 42 in world exports of sea cucumber.


Export markets for South Korea sea cucumber ( in '000$ )


South Korea purchased 280 tonnes of sea cucumber in 2019.