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Imports of US Pork Jump

by 5m Editor
20 June 2011, at 11:01am

SOUTH KOREA - Imports of US pork and beef rose at a far faster pace than those of other overseas meat products this year.

This was the result of a contagious animal disease, the South Korean government data show, reports Yonhap.

Imports of US pork spiked about 2.5-fold from a year ago to 82,569 tons in the January-May period, with overall pork imports rising 121 per cent to 179,985 tons, according to the data by a government quarantine agency.