South Korea: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

The Korean pear industry is projected to continue declining, as both supply and demand for the fruit come under pressure. Consumption in MY 2015/16 fell to 226,348 MT and is expected to continue to decline to 219,000 MT in MY 2016/17, as consumer preferences are moving away from the large-size Korean Singo pear toward other types of fruit, and farmers are reluctant to shift to smaller-sized cultivars. Challenges in production caused by an aging farming population and increased urbanization have also led to steady decreases in area under cultivation and consequently lower pear production.

South Korea: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual