South Korea

U.S. Trade with South Korea in 2023

Export Market Rank
#6 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$7.52 Billion
3-Year Average
$8.78 Billion
Compound Average Growth
0.7% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to South Korea in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Beef & Beef Products $2.13 Billion 248,562 $1.65 Billion 151%
Pork & Pork Products $633.41 Million 191,260 $527.11 Million 43%
Wheat $417.55 Million 1.24 Million $370.94 Million 1%
Distillers Grains $381.83 Million 1.28 Million $250.48 Million 114%
Food Preparations $343.5 Million 11,526 $362.18 Million 45%
Fresh Fruit $331.61 Million 117,974 $401.2 Million -4%
Dairy Products $320.98 Million 85,207 $353.07 Million -23%
Soybeans $320.36 Million 530,321 $317.17 Million -10%
Corn $277.41 Million 892,413 $717.05 Million -73%
Tree Nuts $269.87 Million 50,563 $307.25 Million -25%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Korea: Food Processing Ingredients Annual

Korea's food processing industry relies heavily on imports to fulfill its food and agricultural needs in order to manufacture a wide variety of food and beverage products.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Korea: FAIRS Country Report Annual

This report outlines specific requirements for food and agricultural product imports into the Republic of South Korea. Updates to the 2024 FAIRS Country Report are included in Sections I, II, IV, V, VI, VII, X and Appendix II.
This report includes technical information and certificate requirements for food and agricultural product exports to the Republic of South Korea.


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News and Features

A recent USDA-sponsored agribusiness trade mission to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) proved to be a tremendous success for nearly 50 U.S. agribusinesses, cooperators, trade associations, and state departments of agriculture looking to grow and diversify U.S. exports to East Asia.
Under Secretary Alexis Taylor arrived in Seoul today with officials from 48 agribusiness and farm organizations and five state departments of agriculture.
Representatives from 49 U.S. companies and organizations will join the USDA trade mission to South Korea later this month.