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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.
September 25, 2017
This first Korean apple report highlights the production of apples in Korea, with total apple production in Marketing Year (MY) 2017/18 expected to be around 565,000 metric tons (MT).
September 5, 2017
After a difficult year in 2017 caused by a long-lasting Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak in Korea, Post projects that production will rebound in marketing year (MY) 2018....
August 29, 2017
This is a policy update for poultry, poultry products and eggs destined for the Republic of Korea.
August 1, 2017
Imported beer market in South Korea continued a robust growth due to strong consumer demand for products of diversified taste and higher quality.
June 29, 2017
This is an update to Section IV of KS1711, GAIN Report on Korea’s New Biotech Labeling Requirements. A sub-heading “C” has been added under Section IV.
June 29, 2017
FAS Seoul and the U.S. Grains Council Korea office hosted the second annual Bio-Ethanol Workshop and Roundtable in Seoul, in May. The event focused on the environmental benefits....
April 17, 2017
The Korean government is expected to continue drawing down rice stocks in MY 2017/18 to 1.3 million metric tons (MMT) from 1.7 MMT in the current marketing year....
April 7, 2017
The Korean government is expected to continue drawing down rice stocks in MY 2017/18 to 1.3 million metric tons (MMT) from 1.7 MMT in the current marketing year....
April 3, 2017
Despite high domestic cattle and beef prices, Post forecasts Korea’s cattle calf crop to see its 3rd consecutive decline.
March 28, 2017
Beginning February 4, 2017, Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety began enforcing biotech labeling requirements that were finalized on February 3, 2016.
March 9, 2017
Based on data from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and United Nations agencies, the estimated net deficiency in food grains and other crops on a grain equivalent basis....
March 7, 2017
Soy is the most important component of the oilseed complex in Korea. Soybean consumption in Korea in MY 2017/18 is forecast to remain relatively unchanged from the current marketing year...

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