Wine sales have jumped up this year, especially in recent weeks as the record long rainy season saw more people staying indoors.
The record-long rainy season that brought heavy downpours and caused casualties across Korea ended Sunday, to be immediately followed by a heat wave, the weather agency said.
A total of 1,548 cases of landslides have been reported so far during this year’s unusually long rainy season, according to the Korea Forest Service (KFS), causing 99.3 billion won ($83.9 million) of damage.
Typhoon Jangmi descended on Korea's southeast Monday amid heightened fears of more casualties and property damage during the prolonged monsoon season, but winds were much weaker than expected.
Due to exceptionally heavy rain this year, retailers saw sales surge for seasonal products such as boots, raincoats and umbrellas.
Vegetable prices are rising due to the long and heavy rains.
As the rainy season this year goes on longer than usual, sales of wet weather products like dehumidifiers and car windshield wipers have shot up. Sales of air conditioners shrunk.
A civic group Sunday called on the local government to take responsibility for the death of three people last week after an underpass was flooded in the southern port city of Busan during heavy rainfall, calling it a man-made disaster.