South Korea - November 2018

Next stop: South Korea!

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a trade mission to Seoul November 5-8, 2018, and learn how you can grow your business in the United States’ sixth-largest agricultural export market.

South Korea is a prime market for a vast array of U.S. agricultural products, from bulk commodities to processed foods. And the favorable trade environment resulting from the United States’ free trade agreement with South Korea means that export opportunities continue to grow, particularly for consumer-ready goods. In fact, U.S. exports of consumer-oriented products to Korea reached a record $3.8 billion last year.

While in Seoul, you’ll participate in personalized business-to-business meetings arranged by local staff from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Through in-depth briefings and site visits, you’ll also gain an understanding of the intricacies of the Korean market – from cultural expectations, to consumer tastes, to regulatory complexities – positioning yourself for future success in your business dealings there.

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Data & Analysis

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...
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....