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July 10, 2019
Strong consumer demand for value, quality, convenience, and diversity generates increased demand for imported agricultural products in the Korean retail industry.
May 30, 2019
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
April 30, 2019
Graphic showing the top markets for U.S. ag exports in 2018. Canada was the top market, followed by Mexico and the European Union.
April 24, 2019
Korea relies heavily on imports to fulfill its food and agricultural needs. Korea maintains a strong food processing industry that manufactures a wide variety of food and beverage products.
April 16, 2019
U.S. oranges coming into Korea from September 1- February 28 do so under a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) negotiated under the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).
April 5, 2019
Although Korea’s production of barley increased 38 percent in 2018, production and consumption of barley are expected to remain fairly constant over the next few years.
March 22, 2019
Section updated: Section I, II, III, V, VI, VII, VIII and IX and Appendix I and II.
March 11, 2019
Higher fed cattle prices in Korea last year encouraged a herd expansion that raises questions about the continued profitability of the industry in 2019.
February 26, 2019
This report provides updates on certificates for fresh and frozen poultry products, clarification on certificates for ice cream products containing eggs and document requirements for agriculture....
February 14, 2019
On December 24, 2018, Korea issued an updated list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products....
December 14, 2018
South Korea’s HRI Food Service sector continues to grow as the nation’s socio-economic changes continues to spur consumers’ spending on dining out.
December 10, 2018
South Korea’s imports of American food and agricultural products in 2018 through October totaled $7.9 billion, up 16.8 percent from the same period of the previous year.
December 4, 2018
Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety will begin implementation of its previously announced pesticide Positive List System (PLS) on January 1, 2019.
November 20, 2018
Korea relies heavily on imports to fulfill its food and agricultural needs. Korea maintains a strong food processing industry that manufactures a wide variety of food and beverage products.
November 5, 2018
In Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19, heavy rains during the planting season caused farmers to opt out of the government program to reduce rice acreage and continue planting rice.
October 18, 2018
South Korea is one of the most reliable export markets for U.S. agricultural goods. Its vibrant economy offers easy access to modern retail outlets...
October 8, 2018
Korea’s cattle and hog herds will continue to grow next year, driving beef and pork production.
September 14, 2018
Korean imports of seafood in 2017 totaled $4.98 billion, up 10.7 percent from 2016 due to rising prices and increased imports of white fish and shrimp.
September 7, 2018
In Marketing Year (MY) 2019 (January – December), Korea’s chicken production is projected to increase about 2.4 percent to 932,000 metric tons (MT) from 910,000 MT in MY 2018....
August 20, 2018
Strong consumer demand for value, quality, convenience and diversity generates increased demand for imported agricultural products in the Korean retail sector.

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