Nowadays, it is quite common to see imported fruits in Korean supermarkets. As the demand for foreign fruits has increased, imports of these fruits have surged. According to data from the Korea Customs Service, “The country imported 834,000 tons of fruit, worth $1.24 billion (W1.38 trillion), last year. In terms of value, last year’s figure marks the highest tally ever.” Among them, bananas topped the list with $370 million (W414 billion) worth of imported bananas, followed by oranges. In addition, imports of avocados and mangos reached $30 million (W33.5 billion) and $50 million (W55.9 billion), respectively. The United States was the biggest fruit-exporting county, followed by the Philippines and Chile.
Christine Kim Staff Reporter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. Which fruit was imported to Korea the most last year?
2. Which country was the second biggest to export fruits?
1. How often do you eat fresh fruit and vegetables?
2. Do you think more fruits should be imported to Korea? Why?