Annual exports of agricultural and fishery products exceeded $10 billion for the first time ever, hitting $11.36 billion last year, up 15.1 percent.
Los Angeles city officials, foreign envoys and business leaders gather Monday at the Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles to celebrate Kimchi Day. A resolution to designate the new holiday was passed in California in August.
Prices of ingredients needed for kimjang, or kimchi making, have been on the rise. According to Korea Price Research Center, an average 419,620 won ($355) is required for a four-person family for kimjang as of Wednesday, up 5.8 percent on year.
Minhyuk and Hyungwon of boy band Monsta X served as narrators in a video promoting kimchi to global audiences. The two K-pop idols narrated the third and final episode of the YouTube series “Kimchi Universe,” a project launched by Professor Seo ...
Retailers are boosting their stocks of salted cabbage as demand rises ahead of Gimjang, or kimchi-making season in Korea.
Models show a kimjang (kimchi making) kit at Hyundai Department Store that includes cabbages, radishes, red pepper powder and onions. Customers can buy the kits at 16 Hyundai Department Store branches from Nov. 9 through Dec. 15.
According to the Korea Customs Service on Tuesday, kimchi is likely to enjoy a trade surplus by the end of this year. Kimchi exports rose 13.8 percent year-on-year to $111.5 million in the first eight months of this year.
The kimchi trade, which has been in an embarrassing deficit for a decade, could go into surplus this year thanks to a bottoming out of kimchi imports from China.
There's kimchi and then there's kimchi, and the Korean government wants to be sure you're getting what you ordered.
On July 22, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced that it is changing the Chinese name for kimchi to ‘xinqi.’ Earlier, the guideline for foreign language translation and notation of the official terms was...