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South Korean wine imports to reach new record high in 2020

According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's wine import volume and import value both set new record highs last year due to the increase of people drinking at home under the epidemic.

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According to import and export trade statistics released by Korea Customs on the 4th, South Korean wine (wine in containers of less than 2 liters) imports in the first 11 months of 2020 were 389.69 thousand tons and the import value was $239.27 million, breaking the record high set in 2019. 2019 full-year imports were 33.97 thousand tons and the import value was $203.86 million.

Korea imports more red wines from Chile, France, the United States, Italy, and Spain, and white wines from France, Italy, Chile, the United States, and New Zealand, in that order.