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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.
August 13, 2018
On June 26, 2018, the Agricultural Affairs Office at U.S. Embassy Seoul, the U.S. Grains Council Korea office and the Korea Biofuels Forum jointly hosted the 2018 Seoul Bioethanol Conference.
July 9, 2018
Korean potato production is expected to increase to 530,000 metric tons (MT) in Calendar Year (CY) 2018, as potato farmers respond to higher prices caused by low supply in CY 2017.
July 3, 2018
As actual rice planting area was less than FAS/Seoul had estimated in the last report, the rice production forecast for MY 2018/19 is revised down to 3.73 million metric tons (MMT).
June 20, 2018
Korea has an active greenhouse farming culture, accounting for about 12 percent of agricultural output by value.
June 20, 2018
Total production of grain and other crops on a grain equivalent basis is estimated at 5.75 million metric tons (5 MMT, milled basis for rice and grain equivalent for soybeans) in marketing year....
April 16, 2018
South Korea is the United States’ second largest beef market by value, a remarkable turnaround from the market closure in late 2003.
April 9, 2018
Korean rice production is forecast to decrease in MY 2018/19 as the government’s rice reduction program takes effect.
April 3, 2018
This is an update to implementation of Korea’s Special Act on Imported Food Safety Management (GAIN KS1609).
March 20, 2018
The Korean government revised official cattle inventory statistics going back to the end of 2014.
March 16, 2018
A temporary crisis in egg supply in 2017 created an opportunity for U.S. eggs to enter the Korean market.
March 14, 2018
Due to a government program incentivizing a decrease in rice production, FAS Seoul projects that soybean production for Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19 will increase by approximately 20 percent....
March 12, 2018
Due to a government program incentivizing a decrease in rice production, FAS Seoul projects that soybean production for Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19....
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.
February 1, 2018
On December 26, 2017, Korea issued an updated list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products....

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