Korea’s beer imports in the first nine months of this year soared 50.1 percent from the same period in 2016, data showed on Dec. 5.
Beer imports from January through September came to US$201.68 million, according to the data from the Korea International Trade Association.
The combined tally for the first three quarters surpassed the annual total of beer imported last year, which stood at US$181.55 million, the data showed.
The popularity of beer has been soaring in Korea, with more individuals opting for light drinks instead of rounds of heavy drinking at night.
By Alex Lee and newswires (email@example.com