Japanese Beers and Sake Enjoy Rising Popularity in Korea
Japanese Beers and Sake Enjoy Rising Popularity in Korea
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  • 승인 2012.12.26 22:39
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SEOUL, KOREA – In this year’s import liquor market, beers, sake and wines enjoyed rising popularity, in contrast to the waning popularity of whiskies.

According to the Korea Customs Service, beers, sake and wines marked a 13- and 70-percent growth in terms of import volume and value during the January-November period of this year, while imports of whiskies fell by 11 percent in value terms and 14 percent in volume terms.

Korea’s beer imports amounted to $68.19 million, up 26.6 percent from a year ago. The nation’s beer imports exceeded those of beer exports which were estimated at $63.65 million for the first time in history.

Japanese beers are leading the import beer market with a market share of 25.9 percent, up from last year’s 21.4 percent.

The nation’s imports of Japanese sake hit a record high this year. Korea imported 4.1 million liters of Japanese sake during the January-November period, up 70.2 percent from a year ago.


*Article provided by The Korea Economic Daily


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