Ramen, Choco Pie, dumplings, dried laver, and other K-Foods are showing off the 'taste of Korea' all over the world based on their competitiveness proven in the U.S. and China. Aided by a boost in exports to Southeast Asia and China, Korea's food industry is undergoing rapid growth and expanding investment in R&D. For example, exports of Korean ramen noodle such as 'Shin Ramen' increased 28% in three years from US$ 320 million in 2014 to US$ 410 million in 2017.
KOTRA Zurich has been contributing to introducing Korean food to the Swiss market and is networked with over 300 suppliers in the areas of food manufacturing, food packaging, and food OEM/ODM. If you are looking for your sourcing partners for your food business, please contact Mr. Kyeonghei Lee-Stocker.
Korean Food Industry Exports (2006-2015, USD million)
* Source: Korea International Trade Association