South Korea: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

Although planted area for pears continues to decline in a trend that has continued since the year 2000, expected increased yields will result in an increase in pear production of about four percent to 247,300 metric tons (MT) in marketing year (MY) 2017/18. Pear consumption is projected to increase 4.6 percent to 214,300 MT from 204,847 MT the previous marketing year. Increased exports to the United States and Vietnam will contribute to an overall increase in exports to 27,000 MT, about 900 MT higher than the previous marketing year.

South Korea: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual