Republic of Korea Livestock and Products Semi-Annual Report 2009

In 2009, total beef imports to South Korea are expected to decline by 12 per cent and total pork imports by five per cent due to the economic situation and the depreciation of the Korean won vis-à-vis the strong US dollar, according to teh USDA Foreighn Agricultural Service. However, US beef imports are expected to increase substantially in 2009 as more grocery stores and restaurants begin making it available for consumers. US pork imports will fall slightly due to the increased competition of US beef.
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