SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's exports of aquatic products will fall 7.6 percent year-on-year to $2.32 billion in 2020, the Ministry of Marine Fisheries said Wednesday.
noteworthy is that exports of cabbage have continued to grow, and exports have reached record highs.
affected by restrictions on the import of aquatic products in many countries under the epidemic, exports of tuna, abalone, mackerel and other foreign food products fell sharply, by more than 13% in the first half of last year.
purple vegetable exports, which account for the largest share of aquatic exports, hit an all-time high of $601 million, up 3.8 per cent year-on-year, with seasoned sea moss up 13 per cent year-on-year.
addition, aquatic processed foods such as instant sea moss and fish cakes (9.5 per cent) and canned tuna (10.2 per cent) also achieved significant increases.
, aquatic products and processed foods accounted for nearly half of the total, 45%, an increase of 5 percentage points year-on-year.
In order to solve the problem of aquatic exports under the epidemic, the Ministry of Marine Fisheries actively carried out online publicity activities and held online trade fairs, thanks to this, aquaculture exports increased year-on-year since September last year, and in December last year, exports of aquatic products (US$235 million) reached the highest level of the year.
Ministry of Marine Fisheries also said that this year will actively adapt to changes in consumer trends, continue to increase support for "contactless" exports.