Yonhap News AgencyNovember 10, 2013 23:51
SEOUL, Nov. 11 (Yonhap) -- Sales of whisky products in South Korea fell in the first 10 months of the year mainly due to a protracted economic slump, industry data showed Monday.
According to the data, whisky product sales in the January to October period fell 12.4 percent to 1.5 million boxes, compared with the 1.7 million boxes a year ago. A box contains 18 0.5-liter bottles.
Diageo Korea Co., the South Korean unit of the British liquor company, sold 578,662 boxes in the period, down 11.8 percent from a year ago, taking the top spot in the local whisky market.