Processing, fries, chips, Retail, Trends

South Korea: Popular chip the cause of a 122% rise in potato prices

Potato prices in South Korea more than doubled in April from a year earlier amid the continued popularity of honey-flavored potato chips among local consumers, industry data showed Monday. The wholesale price of a 20-kilogram box of white-skinned superior potatoes, a variety that suits chips, came to 49,568 won (US$45.85) last month, up 122 percent from 22,295 won a year earlier, according to data compiled by the state-run Korean Rural Economic Institute (KREI). The April price also marks a 62 percent jump from last year’s average price of 34,576 won. More

Editor & Publisher: Lukie Pieterse


Feel free to get in touch with Lukie!
He’ll be happy to share your company’s news stories on Potato News Today:
lukie@potatonewstoday.com
Connect on LinkedIn
Follow on Twitter
About us

LOCKWOOD Mfg

PULSEMASTER

FPS Food Process Solutions

GRIMME

UK Online Potato Equipment Auction

AVR

FAM STUMABO

VOLM COMPANIES

RESTRAIN

Scotts Precision Manufacturing