Market share of Vietnamese pepper increases in RoK

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | VOV | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Despite a fall in its import volume, Vietnam’s pepper market share in the Republic of Korea remained on the rise during the opening eight months of the year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

MoIT data show the RoK imported 4,151 tonnes of peppers worth $16.5 million from Vietnam over eight months, representing a fall of 2.3 percent in volume but a rise of 39.2 percent in value compared to the same period from last year.

However, despite a decline in the import volume, the proportion of Vietnamese pepper to the RoK’s total imports rose to 90.88 percent over eight months from just 73.6 percent from a year earlier.

According to statistics compiled by the Korea Trade Commission, the RoK imported 4,568 tonnes of pepper worth $19 million during the eight-month period, with the majority coming from Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand, representing a decrease of 20.9 percent in volume and a rise of 17 percent in value year-on-year.

The average pepper import price in the RoK also surged by 47.8 percent year-on-year to $4,161 per tonne, of which the import price from major suppliers enjoyed an upward trend, with the exception of Thailand.

Vietnam remains the leading and an important supplier of pepper to the RoK, with its exports to the market yielding positive signs thanks to stable consumption demand, reported the MoIT’s Import-Export Department.


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