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ATO Seoul prepares market briefs on a wide range of food, beverage, and agricultural products, as well an annual exporter guide. These reports are available through the Gain Search Page.

  • Dairy and Products Annual - Seoul ATO - 10/18/2019

    Korean milk consumption and production are forecast to slowly decline due to falling birthrates.  Cheese is growing in popularity and 2020 cheese imports are forecast to reach a record 135,000 tons.  Nonfat dry milk production...

    Dairy and Products Annual_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_10-15-2019.pdf
  • Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional - Seoul ATO - 10/08/2019

    South Korea’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional (HRI) food service sector continues to grow as consumers spend more on dining out and look for more convenience in their busy lives. In 2017, HRI sales totaled W128 trillion Korean Won ($113.5 billion), up 8 percent. This report provides....

    Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional_Seoul ATO_Korea-Republic of 10_08_2019.pdf
  • Korea Seafood Market Brief Update 2019|Fishery Products|Seoul ATO|Korea - Republic of|7/25/2019

    Korean imports of seafood in 2018 totaled $5.79 billion, up 16.2 percent from 2017 due to rising prices and increased imports of shrimp and squid. Imports of American seafood also increased by 12.3 percent from $233 million to $261 million. The United States remained the fifth largest exporter...

    Korea Seafood Market Brief Update 2019_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_7-23-2019.pdf
  • Organic Foods Market Report|Product Brief|Seoul ATO|Korea - Republic of|7/19/2019

    Elevated food safety concerns coupled with evolved taste of the South Korean consumers generate increased demand for imported organic foods.  Korea's imports of organic foods amounted to $140 million in 2017, up 8.2 percent from the previous year.  The United States remained the leading supplier...

    Organic Foods Market Report_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_7-16-2019.pdf
  • Retail Foods|Retail Foods|Seoul ATO|Korea - Republic of|7/10/2019

    Strong consumer demand for value, quality, convenience, and diversity generates increased demand for imported agricultural products in the Korean retail industry.  The United States remains the leading supplier of consumer-oriented agricultural products to the Korean retail industry.  Korea’s imports...

    Retail Foods_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_6-13-2019.pdf
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