2.8.4-THE MARKETS FOR COFFEE-REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Republic of Korea
Population: 48.9 million.
2009 Net green bean imports 1.61 million bags; Vietnam led with 556,000 bags, followed by Brazil 289,000 bags, Colombia with 229,000 bags, Honduras 185,000 bags, Peru 108,000 bags and Indonesia 104,00 bgas.
2009 imports of Roasted coffee were about 70,000 bags GBE – soluble was 113,000 bags GBE from a variety of sources, including Japan 24%, Brazil 23% and Egypt 19%.
2009 exports of soluble were 234,000 bags GBE of which 48,000 bags GBE to the Philippines.
Per capita consumption in 2009 is estimated at around 1.9 kg.
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