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S. Korea's imports of recreational water leisure Items up 74%
South Korea’s imports of recreational water leisure items increased 73.8 percent year on year to $59 million during the January to July period.
This figure was the highest since the coronavirus started spreading in 2020.
During the May-July period, when demand for recreational water leisure items is typically high, the country's imports of such items reached $38 million, more than twice the amount imported the previous year.
Swimming suits accounted for $26 million in imports, followed by water sports equipment such as tubes, surfboards, and paddle boards at $23 million and life jackets at $10 million.
Swimming suits, water sports equipment, and life jacket imports increased by 73.9 percent, 60.3 percent, and 118.4 percent, respectively, year on year.
In the category of swimming suits, the country's imports of women's swimming suits increased by 89.3 percent on year, outpacing men's swimming suits, which increased by 45.9 percent.
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