The figure is 1.8 times higher than snack imports in 2005—equivalent to an annual growth rate of 7.6%, according to figures released by the Korean food ministry.
The value of these imports has grown even more dramatically, from US$212m in 2005 to US$634m in 2015.
America was the top exporter last year, followed by China, Germany and Malaysia.
Germany saw the biggest growth in the 10-year period, having increased its confectionary exports to Korea by 1,350%. Imports from Malaysia grew by a factor of over nine, while those from Indonesia grew by almost 400%.