Exports from Korea are on the rise, according to a new report form the US Agricultural Service./
The total pear crop is expected to grow 4 per cent to 247,300 tonnes.
For 2017/18, Korean fresh pear exports are expected to increase to 27,000 tonnes, about 900 tonnes higher than the previous marketing year, mainly due to increased demand from Vietnam and USA.
The USA and Taiwan are still the two main export markets for Korean fresh pears. Recently, Korea’s fresh pear exports to Vietnam increased as demand for high quality imported fruits from Thailand, Japan and Korea grew.