1. 서 론2. 음식료품의 산업구조 비교분석3. 생산파급효과 비교분석4. 결 론 This comparative study between Korea and Japan explores the structure and theproduction propagation effects of the food and beverage(FB) industry on theeconomy in the input-output(I-O) model.The followings are major findings of the paper. First, the input structureshows the total value-added coefficients of the FB industry in both countrieshave increased during the period of 1990∼95.Second, compared to other manufacturing sectors, the FB industry the weakbackward and forward linkage effects on the whole economy.Third, the internal and intersectoral propagation multipliers imply that theFB industry of Korea is of lower dependency on the service activities containedin the production process than that of Japan.For more detailed analysis of the FB industry, we propose a further study bydisaggregating the industry into medium or small-sized sectors in the I-Omodel.