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Japanese Beer Maintains Strong Presence in S. Korean Market

Japanese Beer Maintains Strong Presence in S. Korean Market

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese beer kept the title of most-imported beer last year in South Korea, while imports of Chinese beer faltered. Beer imports from Belgium and the U.S. also grew rapidly. South Korea’s National Tax Service released statistics showing that beer imports between January and November of last year totaled $288 [...]

S. Korea Accounts for 60 pct of Japan’s Beer Exports

S. Korea Accounts for 60 pct of Japan’s Beer Exports

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea now accounts for 60 percent of Japanese beer exports every year. Most of the imports are manufactured at three factories in Fukuoka and Oita, Japan. NHK, Japan’s national public broadcasting channel, reported on Thursday that the volume of Japanese beer exports to South Korea has increased by [...]

Popularity of Convenience Food Soars to the Detriment of Dining Industry

Popularity of Convenience Food Soars to the Detriment of Dining Industry

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — With South Korea’s gross national income (GNI) expected to surpass US$30,000 this year, some predict that the domestic dining market will decline in the coming year. According to Prof. Choi Kyu-wan of Kyunghee University, the dining industry goes through three stages with economic and social development: a growth period, [...]

‘Makgeolli’ Contributing to Alcoholic Consumption by Older Women: Report

‘Makgeolli’ Contributing to Alcoholic Consumption by Older Women: Report

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The traditional alcoholic beverage “makgeolli” has contributed to the increased consumption of alcoholic beverages by older women, a report showed Monday. According to the report conducted by a team of researchers at Seoul National University College of Medicine, a daily average of alcoholic beverages consumed by women aged between [...]