South Korea strawberries export quantities

The volume of strawberries sold by South Korea in 2020 was 4,825 metric tons. In 2019 South Korea shipped 5,744 tonnes of strawberries. For the year 2019 alone, the demand for South Korea strawberries (fruits category) has surged, changing by 16.393 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, strawberries' exports went up by 12.43% earning the exporter US$54.48m for the year 2019. South Korea's strawberries exports are categorised as:

  • Frozen strawberries, uncooked or cooked by steaming or boiling in water, whether or not sweetened (HS code 081110)
  • Fresh strawberries (HS code 081010)
  • Strawberries, 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 081220)
  • Strawberries, prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, n.e.s. (HS code 200880)


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South Korea strawberries export values

In 2019, South Korea shipped strawberries costing 54.48m USD, an increment of 13.49% from 2018's total strawberries export of 48.006m USD. The yearly change in value of South Korea strawberries between 2017 to 2018 was 9.162 pc.

The annual change in the volume of South Korea's strawberries exports between 2017 and 2019 was 12.43 percent compared to a variation of 16.393% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

South Korea's stake of the world's total strawberries' exports in 2019 was 2.5 pc. The country is ranked number 8 in world exports of strawberries.


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

South Korea's best performing export markets for strawberries are Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia.


Import/Export Trends

South Korea is a net exporter of strawberries. The annual growth of South Korea strawberries in value between 2015 to 2019 was -11%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity was -17%, per annum.

South Korea brought in 9,447 tonnes of strawberries in 2019.


The production of strawberries in South Korea was 771,884 tonnes in 2019 and is projected to change by an average of 5.08%. The country had approximately 24,848.00 hectares under strawberries cultivation.