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Korean Beauty Exports to China Pop!


Forget missile tensions, consumers want their cushion compacts!

South Korea's export of cosmetics products to China jumped in the first two months of this year, underscoring solid gains in trade despite the trade row between Beijing and Seoul over a US anti-missile system.

The outbound shipments of cosmetics goods to the world's second-largest economy surged 51.6 percent on-year to $270 million in the January-February period, according to data by the Korea Cosmetics Association (stand R16).

KCA was established in 1945 for the aim of development of the cosmetic industry by Law.  KCA is a representative organization and leading association for the Korean Cosmetic Industry. KCA consists of manufactures and marketing authorization holders of finished products, suppliers of raw materials and packaging as well as researchers. KCA has over 200 member companies, which accounts for about 95% of cosmetics market in Korea.