Korea’s coffee imports top $1 bil. for 2 yrs in row

Coffee imports for Korea have reached $1 billion for two straight years. Korea Times file

Korea’s imports of coffee topped $1 billion for two straight years on its growing popularity here, customs data showed Sunday.The combined value of imported green and roasted coffee beans reached $1.11 billion in 2023, compared with $1.3 billion a year ago, according to the data from the Korea Customs Service.Last year, the country imported 193,000 tons of coffee, down from 205,000 tons the previous year.

Korea’s coffee imports had been on a steady rise since 2018 as an increasing number of Koreans enjoy the drink.It imported 158,000 tons of coffee worth $637.3 million in 2018 and reached the peak in 2022.The 2023 data showed that more than one-fourth of imported coffee was from Brazil, with more than 50,000 tons valued at $200 million.Vietnamese coffee came in second with 40,000 tons, followed by Columbian, Ethiopian and 스포츠토토존 Guatemalan

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