South Korea stands out among the Far East Asian countries for its level of economic development and is also a country that many tourists are curious to visit with its Asian cuisine culture. Although South Korea is a country that adheres to its traditional roots, it is very open-minded about avocados and new flavors, and has not been able to remain indifferent to the interest in avocados all over the world and is consumed especially among young people and tourists.
In addition to this, the people of South Korea, who migrate from rural cities to cities as a result of modernization, are also experiencing lifestyle changes and often include avocados in their diet lists for healthy eating. Despite all these good developments, avocado production is limited in South Korea and it is not possible for the avocado produced to meet the demand and therefore South Korea closes this deficit by importing avocados.
South Korea Avocado Imports
When we look at world trade data, ten years ago, in 2012, South Korea imported just over 500 tons of avocados. But when we come to 2021, this figure exceeds 17000 tons and this shows that avocado interest in South Korea has increased 30 times in the last 10 years.
Avocados are being consumed more and more in South Korea as a tropical fruit preferred mainly by young and middle-aged people. At the same time, in addition to traditional flavors, familiar avocado recipes are popular among tourists visiting the country, which makes avocado an important import.
South Korea imports avocados from many countries. Mexico comes first among these countries and has a large share in the avocado market in South Korea. After that, countries such as America, Peru, New Zealand, Chile, Colombia are listed. As a new alternative to these countries, Kenya is realizing a great attack with its increasing avocado production, cheap production costs and high quality avocados all over the world.
Another issue that needs to be known about avocado imports to South Korea is the trade route through which avocados arrive. In general, avocado imports can be made faster by air, and avocados brought through Incheon International Airport are safely kept in cold storage in the cargo terminal until the day of shipment. Another alternative route is by sea transportation. Avocados brought to Busan Port are ready for shipment through stations that provide electricity supply to containers with cold chains.
If you want to import avocados for South Korea and don’t know where to start, I would like to introduce you to Latmek Exporters, a reliable Kenyan avocado producer.
Reliable Company Latmek Exporters for Avocado Import from Kenya to South Korea
Latmek Exporters is able to reliably deliver fresh avocados of many different types such as Hass, Fuerte, Pinkerton, Jumbo, Hass, Fuerte, Pinkerton, Pinkerton, Jumbo, etc., grown organically and traditionally on our farms in the high altitude regions of Kenya.
For more than 7 years we have been organically growing the highest quality avocados on our farms and we have the ability to provide you with always fresh avocados for a long period of time, from February to October. Since we have low input costs during production and the climatic conditions are very favorable for avocado production, we are able to produce avocados in a much more advantageous way than other producing countries.
As Latmek Exporters, we have certified our global avocado supply with HCDA Certification, GLOBAL GAP and KEPHIS certificates.
You can safely import the best quality fresh organic avocados for your customers from Kenya with Latmek Exporters. For detailed information about avocado imports and avocado prices for 2023, you can contact us at the numbers on our contact page.