According to data released on Wednesday, South Korea’s barley output declined by 1.1% in 2023 compared to the previous year due to heavy rainfall in recent months.
The total yield of barley in the country was 97,794 tons in 2023, down 1,042 tons from 2022, according to Statistics Korea. The barley harvest season typically lasts from mid-June to early July.
The decrease was attributed to the disruption caused by frequent heavy rains, with the output per 1,000 square meters falling 7.4% over the period.
In addition, the production of onions, which were harvested from mid-May until the end of June, decreased by 1.9% to 1.17 million tons.
Conversely, the production of garlic rose 16.7% to 318,220 tons this year, as farmers increased crop cultivation following a price surge last year.