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South Korean Meat Imports Higher

by 5m Editor
13 July 2011, at 9:16am

SOUTH KOREA - As the result of the recent foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks, the country's imports of pork and beef were up significnalty in the first half of this year.

South Korea's imports of pork and beef surged in the first half of the year from a year earlier due to the spread of FMD that led to the culling of millions of animals here, a state agency said Tuesday.

Yonhap reports the Animal, Plant and Fisheries Quarantine and Inspection Agency announcement that South Korea imported 219,681 tons of pork in the January-June period, up 120 per cent from 99,899 tons a year earlier.