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S. Korea’s ice cream exports rise 11 per cent this year

Ice cream. Photo: taste.com.au. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

SEOUL, Sep 4, 2020, Yonhap. South Koran exports of ice cream swelled more than 11 percent in the first eight months of the year despite a slump in the country’s overall overseas shipments, official data showed Friday, Korea Bizwire reported.

Overseas shipments of South Korean ice-cream products came to US$47 million in the January-August period, up 11.1 percent from a year earlier, according to the data from the Korea Customs Service.

Given the current trend, full-year ice cream exports are widely expected to set a new record in 2020. Last year, ice cream exports came to $54.2 million.

The United States was the largest export destination for South Korean ice cream with $12.96 million, up 27.9 percent from the same period a year ago.

China came next with $6.93 million, followed by Canada with $4.81 million, Vietnam with $3.55 million and the Philippines with $3.28 million.

In the eight-month period, South Korea’s ice cream imports stood at $28.37 million, with France being the largest exporter at $11.66 million, according to the data.

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