Potato harvest in South Korea in 2019 increased by 20%. It is reported by Yonhap News with reference to the Statistical Service of the country.
According to published data, in the current year, the country's potato harvest amounted to 465 tons, which is 948% more compared to last year.
It is known that in 2019, the country harvested the largest crop in the last six years.
According to experts, the high yield is due to an increase in sown areas, good weather conditions. This year, the sown area was 18 150 ha, which is 14,7% more compared to last year.
According to Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT), the average annual wholesale price of 1 kg of potatoes in 2017 was 1920 won (~ $ 1,6), in 2018 - 2609 won (~ $ 2,2). However, this year (January to August) the cost of 1kg of potatoes has dropped to 1654 won (~ $ 1,4).