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March 12, 2019
With a slight increase in projected acreage due to the government-run rice area reduction program, soybean production is expected to rise slightly to 92,000 metric tons (MT) in Marketing Year....
March 11, 2019
There are no FAS endorsed trade shows planned in South Africa in 2019, however we are happy to share contact information for the upcoming shows to inform U.S. exporters in the food and beverage....
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 28, 2019
This biannual report, published in January and July, includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in citrus.
February 27, 2019
Despite the challenging economic environment, Korea’s wine imports in 2018 totaled a record high $244 million, up 16.2 percent from 2017.
February 27, 2019
Under the 2018 Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ), Korea purchased a total of 408,700 metric tons (MT) of rice (milled basis) from four countries, including the United States, China, Thailand and Vietnam.
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 21, 2019
The imported beer market in South Korea continues robust growth due to strong consumer demand for diversified flavors and higher quality.
February 15, 2019
This biannual report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in tree nuts.
February 14, 2019
After 10 years under the Living Modified Organism (LMO) Act, Korea plans to improve and revise the LMO Act to address stakeholders’ concerns.
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 20, 2018
The Office of Agricultural Affairs hosted the 7th annual Roundtable on Agriculture in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Seoul on September 13, 2018.
December 18, 2018
This biannual report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in dairy 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 6, 2018
Due to bad weather during the flowering and fruit growing seasons, Korean fresh apple production is projected to decrease by 14 percent to 467,800 metric tons (MT) in Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19.
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.
December 3, 2018
On November 13, 2018, Statistics Korea (KOSTAT) released its revised 2018 rice production estimate of 3.868 million metric tons (MMT), slightly down from 3.875 MMT, the initial rice production....
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 13, 2018
In 2017, domestic raw milk production totaled 2.06 million MT, down less than 1 percent from 2016. Since the FMD outbreak in 2010, local raw milk production has over-corrected....

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