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February 13, 2018
Despite the challenging economic environment, Korea’s wine imports in 2017 totaled a record high $210 million, up 10 percent from 2016.
February 7, 2018
In MY 2015/16, 37 percent of the total South Korean edible oil supply was palm oil, 35 percent was soybean oil, 9 percent was rapeseed oil and 20 percent was an assortment of other oils.
February 6, 2018
The imported beer market in South Korea continues robust growth due to strong consumer demand for products of diversified taste and higher quality.
February 1, 2018
Korea continues to meet its mandatory import volume of 408,700 metric tons (MT) from Most Favored Nation (MFN) countries, with purchases of 138,610 MT (milled) from the United States in CY 2017.
January 26, 2018
The updates include the merging of the Livestock Code to the Food Code, new food safety policy measures, the updated list of MFDS’s recognized Halal and Kosher certification body, biotech labeling....
January 19, 2018
Updates on certificates for shell eggs and egg products, temperatures of egg products and document requirements for processed food products to be exempt from mandatory biotech labeling requirements.
December 28, 2017
In February 2017, Korea implemented new biotech labeling requirements for any food with detectable biotech ingredients. In May 2017, the National Seed Management Agency (NSMA) found....
December 26, 2017
Distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) are a byproduct of corn ethanol production. This derivative is primarily used in compound animal feeds as a vegetable based protein.
December 20, 2017
Citrus production in Marketing Year (MY) 2017/2018 is projected to continue a multi-year decrease to 560,000 MT, the lowest production level for the past two decades.
December 19, 2017
Several categories of U.S. food and agricultural exports to South Korea saw significant growth in fiscal year 2017 (Oct/Sept).
December 7, 2017
On November 14, 2017, Statistics Korea (KOSTAT) released its revised 2017 rice production estimate of 3.972 million metric tons (MMT), slightly up from 3.955 MMT....
November 23, 2017
South Korea’s imports of American food and agricultural products in 2017 through September totaled $6.3 billion, up 25 percent from the same period of the previous year.
November 6, 2017
Rice ending stocks are projected to decrease to 1.7 million metric tons (MMT) and 1.2 MMT in marketing year (MY) 2016/17 and MY 2017/18 respectively, as the Korean government has begun allowing....
November 6, 2017
Although planted area for pears continues to decline in a trend that has continued since the year 2000, expected increased yields will result in an increase in pear production....
October 31, 2017
In 2016, overall local raw milk products decreased 4.5 percent by a volume of 2 million metric tons (MT), but per capita volume consumption continued to increase to 76.4 kilograms in 2016.
October 30, 2017
South Korea’s horse imports totaled $25.2 million in 2016. The United States remained the leading exporter to Korea by shipping horses valued at $18.1 million, up 15 percent from the previous year.
October 20, 2017
This first Korean apple report highlights apple market dynamics in Korea. Although production area has been growing in recent years, harvest yields fluctuate due to weather patterns.
October 11, 2017
Korean beef production will increase slightly in 2018, supported by calf production that is marginally higher than previously forecast.
September 29, 2017
Expansion and diversification of large-scale retail businesses coupled with the introduction of information technologies has led to a rapid evolvement of the retail food sector in South Korea....
September 26, 2017
Korean imports of seafood in 2016 totaled $4.5 billion, up 6.2 percent from 2015 due to rising prices.

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