South Korea shows strong demand for US pork in April - USMEF

Korea surpassed Canada as fourth largest export destination
calendar icon 13 June 2024
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South Korea continued to show strong demand for US pork in April, with exports reaching 26,286 mt – up 23% from a year ago and the fourth largest on record, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF.

Export value totalled $88.9 million, up 33% and the third largest on record. These results pushed January-April exports to Korea 44% above last year’s pace at 95,738 mt, with value soaring 51% to $316.5 million. 

As USMEF noted last month, Korea has surpassed Canada as the fourth largest export destination for US pork, trailing only Mexico, China and Japan. 

US share of Korea’s pork imports has increased from 29.5% last year to 37% in 2024.

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