South Korea: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional
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In 2020, sales of the HRI food service sector reached 140 trillion KRW (122.2 billion USD), a decrease of 3.1 percent from 2019. The pandemic affected the sector harshly and most of its subsectors experienced decreases in sales. The government measures attempting to contain the spread of the virus and dropped traffic of domestic and international consumers damaged the sector's business performance. However, it is forecast to recover, though at a slow pace, as businesses are coming up with innovative strategies and consumer spending on dining out is on the gradual rise which will lead to growth of employment and sales in relevant industries.