Announcements

Job Offers

Specials more

Top 5 -yesterday

Top 5 -last week

Top 5 -last month



Japan food exports mark record in 2018

In 2018, Japanese food exports -including farm and marine products- hit a record, as the world's taste for the country's cuisine continues to grow. Figures from the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry show exports amounted to about 8.3 billion dollars last year. That's up 12 percent in yen terms from the previous year.

Exports of apples -for instance- rose 28 percent. Japanese apples are gaining popularity as gift items. Exports of sake, strawberries and eggs also increased sharply.

Hong Kong was the top export destination, with nearly 2 billion dollars' worth of products shipped. It was followed by China and the US.

Figures for the top three markets were all up last year
Officials at the ministry note that the number of Japanese restaurants is increasing around the globe. They also say the increasing number of foreign tourists in Japan is spurring interest in the nation's cuisine. According to www3.nhk.or.jp, the government targets boosting food exports to about 9.1 billion dollars this year.


Publication date :


Print   

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here


Other news in this sector:


© FreshPlaza.com 2019

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber