Annual ramyeon exports surpass $300 million

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Annual ramyeon exports surpass $300 million

Exports of the Korean instant noodles known as ramyeon surpassed the $300 million mark for the first time on the back of strong popularity in China, the United States and Southeast Asia, trade data showed Tuesday.

Shipments of ramyeon reached $346.43 million in the first 11 months of the year, up a sharp 31.9 percent from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The latest figure has already surpassed last year’s annual overseas sales of $290 million.

China was the biggest importer of ramyeon, accounting for a quarter of exports. Yonhap
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