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Haenam-grown Bananas to Reach First Harvest

Haenam-grown Bananas to Reach First Harvest

HAENAM, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean farmers have harvested the first bananas ever to be grown in the country’s southern region. Haenam County in South Jeolla province held a banana harvesting ceremony at a local farm on Thursday, as it plans to harvest 12 tons of bananas from 0.4 hectares of land operated [...]

S. Korea’s Fruit Imports Reach Record High in 2017

S. Korea’s Fruit Imports Reach Record High in 2017

SEJONG, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s fruit imports reached record high levels last year on growing demand for dietary diversity, customs data showed Monday. The country imported 834,000 tons of fruit, worth US$1.24 billion, last year. In terms of value, last year’s figure marks the highest tally ever, according to the data compiled [...]

Bananas Become Top-selling Fruit

Bananas Become Top-selling Fruit

SEOUL, Jul. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Bananas were the most sold fruit in the first half of the year, according to leading retail giant E-mart on Friday, replacing the longtime favorite apples. E-Mart said it sold 37.6 billion won (US$32.48 million) worth of bananas in the January-June period, up 8.7 percent from the same period [...]

Bananas Split as Mangos and Grapefruits Rise in Popularity

Bananas Split as Mangos and Grapefruits Rise in Popularity

SEJONG, Nov.19 (Korea Bizwire) – Even as imports of bananas and pineapples falter, mangos and grapefruits are seeing a leap in popularity. Still, the total quantity of imports and domestic distribution of mangos and grapefruits is significantly lower than that of bananas, but domestic demand is increasing rapidly, placing them as popular fruits. According to [...]