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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.

  • Korea Beer Market Brief | Beverages | Seoul ATO | Korea - Republic of | October 15, 2020 |

    Beer is the most consumed alcoholic beverage in Korea. Imported beer continues to expand market share. NOTE: Market Briefs are a series of shorter, graphically friendly reports developed by ATO Seoul. They are designed to give potential exporters a quick overview of the market. We welcome feedback on the new format at 

    Korea Beer Market Brief_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of 10-12-2020

  • Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional | Seoul ATO | Korea - Republic of | August 12, 2020

    The long-term outlook for South Korea’s Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional (HRI) sector is positive, with strong growth up until the COVID-19 pandemic. As in other countries, the pandemic hit Korea’s HRI sector especially hard. Spending on dining out and lodging in Q1 2020 was 11.2 percent lower... 

    Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional_Seoul ATO_Korea-Republic of 09-30-2020


  • COVID-19 Impact on Korean Food Market | Seoul ATO | Korea - Republic of | August 10, 2020

    COVID-19 has changed how South Korean consumers purchase products and what they purchase. Consumers are increasingly buying their products online, eating at home, and are more focused of food safety. Online grocery retailers are benefiting... 

    COVID-19 Impact to Korean Food Market_Seoul ATO_Korea-Republic of 08-06-2020

  • Retail Foods | Retail Foods | Seoul ATO | Korea - Republic of | June 09, 2020

    The United States is the leading supplier of imported consumer-oriented agricultural products to the Korean retail industry, shipping a record $5.4 billion in 2019. While the long-term outlook is positive, the Korean retail... 

    Retail Foods_Seoul_ATO_Korea - Republic of 06-09-2020


  • Korea Seafood Market Update 2020 | Fishery Products | Seoul ATO | Korea - Republic of | May 26, 2020

    Korean seafood imports totaled $5.43 billion in 2019, down 6.3 percent from 2018. U.S. seafood imports decreased by 11.3 percent from $261 million to $232 million. The United States remains the fifth largest seafood exporter...

    Korea Seafood Market Update 2020_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_05-26-2020

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