South Korea

U.S. Trade with South Korea in 2022

Export Market Rank
#6 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$10.05 Billion
3-Year Average
$9.34 Billion
Compound Average Growth
5.4% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to South Korea in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Beef & Beef Products $2.72 Billion 294,325 $1.49 Billion 346%
Pork & Pork Products $609.55 Million 174,957 $491.36 Million 121%
Dairy Products $568.63 Million 137,903 $351.02 Million 89%
Corn $508.03 Million 1.37 Million $712.63 Million 118%
Wheat $477.34 Million 1.19 Million $363.21 Million 40%
Soybeans $462 Million 752,553 $313.2 Million 65%
Food Preparations $461.93 Million 15,050 $350.81 Million 101%
Fish and Seafood $455.55 Million 125,930 $489.58 Million -4%
Ethanol (non-bev.) $393.21 Million --- $161.29 Million 2770%
Distillers Grains $392 Million 1.26 Million $224.87 Million 212%

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Data and Analysis

This is an update to a voluntary GAIN report KS2023-0013, Korea's Positive List System for Veterinary Drugs. Information on MRL violations and MRL changes has been added.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Korea: Poultry and Products Annual

Post forecasts a rebound in Korean poultry production for 2024, surmounting 2023 supply challenges to meet rising consumer demand for chicken meat.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Korea: Retail Foods

Korea was the 5th largest country importer of U.S. agricultural and related products in 2022. The United States is the leading supplier of imported consumer-oriented agricultural products for Korean retail industry, shipping $5.9 billion in 2022.

News and Features

May is World Trade Month, and USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service is marking the occasion by sharing some of the most recent facts and figures about U.S. agricultural trade.
The American agricultural sector posted its best export year ever in 2022 with international sales of U.S. farm and food products reaching $196 billion.
Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, and the United States issued a joint statement following the conclusion of the 2022 APEC Food Security Ministers Meeting hosted by Thailand.

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